Engaging the Single Point of Contact
If you want to establish yourself as a service provider in Saxony, to render your services transnationally as an EU citizen or you want the recognition of your professional qualifications, you can either undertake the necessary administration processes with the relevant authority, or get in touch with the Single Point of Contact. This acts as a middle man between you and the competent authority, helping with all processes and formalities, for example applications, approvals and registrations which are necessary in order to both start up and render the service.
The Single Point of Contact performs the following tasks:
- Providing information for the service providers, for example on the documents necessary for approval, deadlines
- Providing necessary forms and documents
- Receiving applications and documents, and forwarding these to the relevant authorities
- Receiving decisions and other answers from the authorities, and passing these onto the service providers
If you carry out the process through the Single Point of Contact, you benefit from having a clear overview of all the necessary steps to be taken, and receiving support throughout the entire process. However, the Single Point of Contact cannot make rulings on case facts itself; it only acts as a central mediator, similar to a broker.
Information and advice are free. If the Single Point of Contact also co-ordinates the necessary administrative processes and formalities, i.e. acts as a “process manager”, this incurs a charge.
The fee is EUR 11.50 per quarter-hour commenced, but no more than the total charges for all processes co-ordinated.
- Richtlinie 2006/123/EG des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 12. Dezember 2006 über Dienstleistungen im Binnenmarkt (Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and Council dated 12 December 2006 on services on the domestic market)
- Gesetz über den einheitlichen Ansprechpartner im Freistaat Sachsen (Law on the Single Point of Contact in the Free State of Saxony)
- Richtlinie 2005/36/EG des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 7. September 2005 über die Anerkennung von Berufsqualifikationen (Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and Council dated 7 September 2015 on recognition of professional qualifications)
Based on the German version authorized by Landesdirektion Sachsen, Einheitlicher Ansprechpartner