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If a professional wants to provide services on a temporary and occasional basis in another country within the EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland, then he simply has to submit a written declaration to the authorities of the future host country in advance.

Exceptionally, if professions have health or safety implications however, the host country has the right to check the qualification and take a decision whether or not to allow the provision of services.

Positive decisions can be granted automatically or after successful completion of compensatory measures.

A negative decision means that access to provide the service has been refused in the host country.

The table below displays the different possibilities that exist:

Types of decision Description + -
Declarations received by the host country (Art. 7.1)- except cases covered by Art. 7.4 Declarations received by the host country (Art. 7.1)- all professions, except cases covered by Art 7.4
No check of qualifications (Article 7.4.(2)) - positive automatic No check of qualifications (Article 7.4.(2)) - positive automatic Y
Check of qualifications (Article 7.4.(2)) - positive automatic Check of qualifications (Article 7.4.(2)) - positive automatic Y
Check of qualifications (Article 7.4(3)) - positive after compensation measure Check of qualifications (Article 7.4(3) - positive after compensation measure Y
Check of qualifications (Article 7.4(3)) - negative after compensation measure Check of qualifications (Article 7.4(3)) - negative after compensation measure Y
No reaction within deadline (Article 7.4(4)) - positive tacit No reaction within deadline of one month after receipt of declaration (Article 7.4(4) - positive tacit agreement by host country. Y
Check of qualifications (Article 7.4.(2)) - negative automatic Check of qualifications (Article 7.4.(2)) - negative automatic Y
Appeal Appeal under Article 51 (3) of Directive 2005/36/EC.
Being examined All cases where no final decision has been taken for whatever reason by competent authorities.
The database contains information on regulated professions, statistics on migrating professionals, contact points and competent authorities, as provided by EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland.
Each country is responsible for updating information on its regulated professions, competent authorities and statistics.
The Commission cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information. However, if errors are brought to its attention, the Commission undertakes to correct them, if deemed appropriate.