Apply for admission to the bar

Fully qualified lawyers who wish to practice as attorneys in Saxony/Germany must be admitted to the bar.

Upon admission, you simultaneously become a member of the Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer).

Single Point of Contact

For this procedure, you can use the service of the Single Point of Contact (Einheitlicher Ansprechpartner). They will guide you through the administrative procedure, take care of correspondence with all the offices responsible for your request and will be available to you as a competent advisor

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Service details


  • Qualification to hold the office of a judge or
  • Meeting the integration requirements of the Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland (Law on the Activity of European Lawyers in Germany) or
  • Passing of the corresponding qualification test


You can obtain the application form from the Bar Association or online via the form link in Amt24. Submit the completed and signed application with all required documents to the Bar Association.

  • The requirements for admission will be checked at the office of the Bar Association.
Important: Please note that an extract from the Federal Central Register is routinely requested in the course of the admission procedure. Longer response times are possible there, so that the overall processing of the application may be delayed.
  • If all admission requirements are met, you will be invited to receive your admission certificate and swearing-in ceremony.
Tip: If you are a member of a religious community and would like to use a different form oath rather than swear on the Bible, please let us know in advance.
  • Once you have received your certificate and have been sworn in, you are authorized to use the professional title of lawyer and to practice law.
  • As soon as you have received your certificate, you will be included in the list of lawyers of the Saxony Bar Association and the complete list of the Federal Bar Association.

Required documents

  • Application form (original)
  • Curriculum vitae (original)
  • Proof of professional liability insurance (copy)
  • Proof of academic degrees (certified copy)
  • Law firm confirmation (original)
  • Declaration of exemption by the employer (original document)
  • Certificate of qualification for the office of a judge (certified copy)
  • Certificate and diploma of degree as a fully qualified lawyer (certified copy)
  • Proof of legal practice of at least two years (original document)
  • Certificate of teaching qualification for law of the former GDR (certified copy)
  • Proof of at least 3 years of effective and regular practice as an established European lawyer in Germany in the field of German law (incl. EU-law) (original document)
  • Proof of less than 3 years' experience as an established European lawyer in the field of German law (original document)
  • Certificate of passing the qualification test (certified copy)


Administrative fees: EUR 225,00

Release note

Saxon State Ministry of the Interior. 09.03.2021