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District Office Altona

Register prostitution for the first time

If you work as a prostitute in Germany, you are obliged to register with the authorities and to seek health advice beforehand. The obligation to register and provide advice applies without exception to all people who provide sexual...

If you work as a prostitute in Germany, you are obliged to register with the authorities and to seek health advice beforehand. The obligation to register and provide advice applies without exception to all people who provide sexual services for a fee. The health advice and the registration must be done in person. A certificate of registration will be issued. This is valid nationwide and can be issued nationwide.
If you are between 18 and 21 years old, you must have your registration certificate extended after one year. However, if you are older than 21 years, you must renew your registration after two years.

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Address and contact information

Address

District Office Altona
specialist office for advice, permits and registrations according to the Prostitute Protection Act
Große Reichenstraße 14 20457 Hamburg

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Facility info

Public transport

Busse 4/6 Brandstwiete, U1 Meßberg

Important notes

Prerequisites

  • You have a registration certificate or a certificate of a delivery address.
  • You are of legal age.
  • You received health advice for your first registration for prostitution.

Documents required

  • Identity card, passport, passport substitute or identity card substitute
  • Current photo/photo without border, 45 mm high x 35 mm wide
  • Current registration certificate / registration confirmation not older than 3 months about your place of residence or main residence or, if you do not have a permanent place of residence, proof of a delivery address.
  • If you are not an EU citizen, you must provide documents that show that you are permitted to work in Germany.
  • A certificate of participation in a health consultation within the previous three months.

Please note

There are the following hints:
Both certificates - registration certificate or alias certificate and certificate of health advice - must always be carried with you when practicing prostitution.

A personal visit is required to deregister or return the registration certificate or alias certificate. The deregistration or the return of the registration/alias certificate is not mandatory by law. The return of documents that are still valid will be confirmed to you in writing.

Deadlines

Before starting work.

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

  • If you work as a prostitute in Germany, you are obliged to register with the authorities and to seek health advice beforehand. Registration and health advice must be done in person.
  • If you seek health advice, you will receive a certificate. This is valid nationwide and must be presented when registering.
  • The registration takes place in connection with an information and consultation meeting. In addition to the registration certificate, you can also receive an additional alias certificate if you wish. The registration or alias certificate is free of charge.
  • Please make an appointment to register.


Processing time

Processing usually takes an hour.

Fees


No

Legal notes

Legal basis

Designation: §3 law for the protection of persons working in prostitution (Prostitute Protection Act - ProstSchG)

URL: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/prostschg/__3.html



Designation: Prostitution Registration Ordinance (ProstA)V:

URL: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/prostav/BJNR193000017.html

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