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Local Counselling by IQ

Would you like to have a personal counselling session at a local office in Germany? The IQ counselling offices provide information about the process of recognition of professional qualifications and will refer you to the competent authority responsible for your case.

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Counselling abroad

On this site you can find information about personal counselling abroad.

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The telephone hotline of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) can answer any questions you have about recognition of professional qualifications - in both German and English.

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Other guidance services

This page features a list of other counselling options that also provide information about the process of recognition of foreign professional qualifications.

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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