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The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), publisher of this website, cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or up-to-dateness of the information that has been processed and prepared for posting here. The publisher and the staff of the Recognition in Germany portal are categorically excluded from liability for any damages, particularly pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages, arising from the use of any information presented here. The information posted on this site is non-binding and does not entail any obligation. The publisher reserves the right to remove, expand or modify the information provided on this site, either in its entirety or in part, also on a temporary basis, without express advance notice.

The Recognition Finder provides users with general information about the necessary procedural steps, the required documents and the authorities responsible for the occupational field they have specified. This does not constitute legal advice within the meaning of the Legal Services Act (Rechtsdienstleistungsgesetz). The competent authorities are responsible for the procedure.

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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