Answers to the following questions are provided here:
In the following countries it is currently possible for you to seek counselling on recognition in Germany at a counselling centre:
German courses and, in some locations, job application training are also provided in the counselling centres. The contact details are available further below.
Is there no counselling centre for professional recognition near you? If so, then contact the hotline “Working and Living in Germany”. The hotline will answer general questions about residency in Germany and about the recognition procedure. For more in-depth counselling and for support in the procedure you will be passed on to the Service Centre for Professional Recognition (ZSBA). The ZSBA will advise you on recognition and in this context also on residency in Germany. The ZSBA also provides information regarding counselling provision in Germany, opportunities relating to training and about the prospects on the German labour market. The contact for the hotline can be found at the bottom of the page.
First seek counselling and then apply for recognition. This means you can avoid errors in the application and delays with the processing.
The specialist advisers support you throughout the entire recognition procedure and also with questions relating to immigration in the context of recognition.
Do you already have documents translated into German? If so, bring these with you to the counselling.
Arrange an appointment with the counselling centre. You can arrange an appointment by telephone or email. The counselling centre will then also tell you which documents you need to bring with you.
Please only send documents to a counselling centre if the counselling centre has asked you to do this.
Sprachen: Arabisch, Deutsch, Englisch
German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce
German Industry and Commerce Tower
21 Soliman Abaza Street, off Jameat El Dowal El Arabia St.
Mohandessin – Giza
Languages: Arabic, German, French
German-Algerian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Chambre Algéro-Allemande de Commerce et d'Industrie
04, Chemin Al Bakri (Ex Mackley), Dar Nour Sadek, Ben Aknoun
Languages: Bosnian, German, Croatian, Serbian
Delegation of German Economic Affairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Predstavništvo njemačke privrede u Bosni i Hercegovini
Fra Anđela Zvizdovića 1 (UNITIC B21)
Bosnia und Herzegovina
Languages: German, Portuguese, Spanish
German-Brazilian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Brasil-Alemanha
Rua Verbo Divino, 1488
04719-904 São Paulo – SP
Languages: German, English
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
710 Nucleus Mall Opp. Police Commissioner's Office
1 Church Road Pune
411 001 Pune
Languages: Farsi, German, English
German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Ave. Bukharest, 8. Straße, Nr. 7, 6.-8. Stock
Languages: Italian, German, English
German-Italian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Via Gustavo Fara, 26
Languages: German, Spanish
Recognition advisor: Ms Diana Pantaleón
Telephone: +57 (1) 651 3754
Mobile: +57 318 690 5334
Website: AHK Columbia
Cámara de Industria y Comercio Colombo-Alemana
Deutsch-Kolumbianische Industrie- und Handelskammer
Cra. 13 No. 93–40, Piso 4
Languages: Polish, English, German
German-Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce
ul. Miodowa 14
Languages: Vietnamese, German, English