Informations on how and where to obtain recognition of your foreign professional qualification.


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  • Vorschau Video Top im Job

    New videos explain professional recognition

    A video says more than a thousand words. A new explanatory video in our Information Library provides a short and succinct introduction to the topic of the recognition of foreign qualifications. The two-and-a-half minute film provides you with a summary of the intention and purpose of the statutory regulations and information on the first stages of the recognition procedure.
    In a further new video, Doctor Michelle-Ange Monteu, who trained in Mail, relates how official recognition has now enabled her to get her career on track in Germany. Please tell others about the videos and share them!

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    Multilingual flyer

    Flyers are currently available in eleven languages

    The flyers provide an initial response to the questions: How does the procedure work? What documentation is required? How do vocational qualifications differ?

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Landtag Berlin

Berlin State Recognition Act in force

The Recognition Act for occupations regulated under federal state law has entered into force in Berlin. › Read more


BIBB: International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training

GOVET - the Central Office for International Vocational Education and Training Cooperation at the BIBB will be operating under this brand. BIBB President Esser believes that the partnership also facilitates the immigration of qualified skilled workers to Germany. › Read more

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About us

Our portal provides information on the procedure for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications. If you would like to have a professional qualification recognized in Germany, you can use this portal to find your competent authority.

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Residence and labour market

You should clarify whether you are entitled to migrate to Germany and work here before you initiate a recognition procedure. You find also information on who can assist you in finding a job and learning German.

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