CHAPTER IVCommon provisions on establishment

Article 51Procedure for the mutual recognition of professional qualifications

1.The competent authority of the host Member State shall acknowledge receipt of the application within one month of receipt and inform the applicant of any missing document.

2.The procedure for examining an application for authorisation to practise a regulated profession must be completed as quickly as possible and lead to a duly substantiated decision by the competent authority in the host Member State in any case within three months after the date on which the applicant's complete file was submitted. However, this deadline may be extended by one month in cases falling under Chapters I and II of this Title.

3.The decision, or failure to reach a decision within the deadline, shall be subject to appeal under national law.