Financial assistance

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Financial assistance in accordance with SGB II and SGB III

During recognition procedures, costs may arise which need to be borne by the applicants themselves (for example, fees for translations and certifications, costs for participation in training measures). The Employment Agencies or Job Centres will meet these costs if certain conditions are met.

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Funding through the recognition grant

Individuals with insufficient income and, in particular, employees working below the level of their completed qualification, can benefit from the recognition grant.

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Funding in Berlin and Hamburg

In addition to the federal government's recognition grant, you have the option in Berlin and Hamburg of applying at federal state level for financial support for recognition of your vocational qualifications, or for a grant.

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Funding for continuing training

The requirements of the world of work are subject to constant change. Continuing training is necessary in order to remain up to speed in any occupation and to continue to develop professionally. For persons with foreign professional and vocational qualifications, continuing training can be an important step towards full recognition of their qualification and towards achieving successful integration into the labour market.

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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