Coronavirus: Fewer recognition services

Weißes Ausrufezeichen auf rotem Hintergrund

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some services for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Germany are currently not available.

However, you can still learn more about recognition from us whenever you like. Take some time to read our information, available in 11 languages! Then you will be well informed for the next steps.

 

Current information on limited services

  • The “Working and Living in Germany” hotline can be reached by telephone again.
  • The competent authorities are only available in a limited capacity for processing recognition applications. Most of the websites of the competent authorities include information on how to contact them. You can find the competent authorities in the Recognition Finder.
  • You can send a new application for a Statement of Comparability to the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB). The application form has been opened again. But due to capacity constraints the processing of inquiries and the issuing of Statements of Comparability may still be delayed. ZAB can only be reached via post or email. You can find more information on ZAB's website.
  • As a general rule, personal recognition counselling from the “Integration through Training” funding programme (IQ) is now only possible via telephone or online. You can find counselling centres here: Counselling in Germany

This page will be updated as soon as new information on the availability of services for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications is available. As of: 09/04/2020

Coronavirus: Fewer recognition services

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some services for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Germany are currently not available.

You can learn more about recognition from us whenever you like. Take some time to read our information, available in 11 languages! Then you will be well informed for the next steps.

Via the Recognition Finder you can find out everything about the recognition procedure for your occupation, which documents you need and where you should send your application: › To the Recognition Finder

Our FAQ provide answers to the most common questions about recognition:  › To the FAQs

You can find out which services are not available or only available to a limited extent by checking our information page on the current situation: › To the information page