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What needs to be considered?

You might need recognition of your professional qualification

Recognition is essential in Germany for some professions. Working in these professions without recognition is not possible. Also important: Do you want to enter Germany to work? Then you might need recognition. Recognition is a procedure. For every recognition procedure there is a competent authority. The competent authority checks the following: Is the professional qualification equivalent to the German profession?

Please answer a couple of questions. Then we can tell you whether you need recognition.

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Do you come from the EU*, from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland?

Do you come from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, the USA or the United Kingdom**?

Do you already live in Germany? Your place of residence affects whether you need recognition.

*Member states of the EU are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus.

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Do you have any questions about entry and residence?

You can find information about recognition and your vocational or professional qualification on our portal. The hotline “Working and Living in Germany” will answer your questions relating to entry and residence.

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