Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

Extension of the public appointment as an expert/expert

Have you been publicly appointed and sworn in as an expert and the time limit on the appointment is about to expire? Then you can apply for a re-appointment/extension. For details, click here.

Important notes


Your application for the extension of the public appointment and swearing-in as an expert is to be granted if you still have the required professional and personal suitability.

Documents required

  • Informal application
  • Depending on state law (ordinance of the state government or statutes of the appointing body: completed questionnaire on professional and personal suitability and, if necessary, further documents (e.g. according to the model statutes of the DIHK: reports prepared in the past, proof of further training, proof of professional liability insurance, etc.)

Please note



You should extend your public appointment in good time before the expiry of the associated time limit.

Procedure & Fees


Submit an application for the extension of the public appointment and swearing in as an expert along with any other documents/evidence that may be required.
The competent authority usually decides on the basis of the evidence you have submitted about your application. If there is any further need for clarification, the authority will contact you.
The competent authority decides on your application and informs you of its decision.

Processing time

The competent authority will process your application as quickly as possible. If further clarification is required on the part of the responsible body, processing can only take place after complete clarification.


There will be charges. Please inquire about the fee at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

Legal notes

Legal remedies


Legal basis

Section 36 Trade Regulations (GewO)

Service description

If you have been publicly appointed and sworn in as an expert and the appointment is subject to a time limit, you can apply for an extension of the appointment in due course.
If you still meet the order requirements, you are entitled to a corresponding extension.

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