Recognition Finder

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


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    Portal in multiple languages

    Important information is now also available in Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish and Greek

    Recognition in Germany has been expanded: Important information on professional recognition is now available in several more languages. In addition to the familiar German and English versions of the portal, information pages have now been provided in Italian, Polish, RomanianSpanish, Turkish and Greek as well. This means that our information is available in a total of eight languages.

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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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    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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News & Press

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Portal now also available in Greek

The information on the recognition of foreign professional qualifications is now also available in Greek, bringing the total number of languages in which the "Recognition in Germany" advisory service is offered to eight. › Lesen

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Labour market opened up for more skilled workers

A larger number of skilled workers from third countries can now come to Germany to work here. The Federal Employment Agency has updated its list of bottleneck occupations (white list) for skilled workers. › 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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