Engagement in prostitution/sex work - Renew registration certificate
On July 1, 2017, the Prostitute Protection Act (ProstSchG) came into force. Since then, persons engaged in sex work in Germany are obliged to register their activity with the responsible authority. The registration and alias certificates are valid for a limited period of time. If the engagement in sex work is continued after the expiry of the validity period, an extension must be applied for::
- for persons between 18 and 21 years after one year.
- for persons older than 21 years, after two years.
The sex worker must be at least 18 years of age.
Information for pregnant individuals
The registration certificate may not be issued if the person is an expectant mother in the last six weeks before delivery at the time of registration.
- Appearance in person
You must have attended a counseling session at the Berlin Center for Health Counseling in accordance with §10 ProstSchG. A certificate was issued to you about this. The corresponding website, including all contact details for making an appointment, can be found under "More information".
Valid identity document
Identity card, passport, passport substitute or identity card substitute containing a photograph.
If you are a foreign national and not entitled to freedom of movement, you must provide documents (German residence permit) that show that you have permission to take up employment or self-employed activities in Germany.
Proof of the continuous participation in the health counselling according to § 10 ProstSchG
Sex workers aged 21 and over:
Evidence of health consultations held at least once a year.
Sex worker under the age of 21:
Evidence of health consultations at least every six months.
Registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung) / delivery address as an alternative
Current registration certificate / registration confirmation of residence or main residence, or if you do not have a permanent residence in Germany, proof of a delivery address.
Important notice: to specify a delivery address, you must authorize the person who is to receive your mail at the delivery address to do so in writing. A form is available for this purpose (see chapter Forms).
A recent passport photograph is required for the issuance of the registration certificate(s). The photo should be 45 millimeters high and 35 millimeters wide.
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