Recognition Finder

Informations on how and where to obtain recognition of your foreign professional qualification.


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    "Recognition in Germany" provides guidance

    Refugees may also find it important to gain recognition of the professional or vocational qualifications they hold in order to gain entry to the German labour market. In some cases, recognition is a mandatory prerequisite to work in certain professions. “Recognition in Germany” has collated the relevant information and services relating to how such professional recognition can be obtained.

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    Portal in multiple languages

    Important information is now also available in Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish and Greek

    Recognition in Germany has been expanded: Important information on professional recognition is now available in several more languages. In addition to the familiar German and English versions of the portal, information pages have now been provided in Italian, Polish, RomanianSpanish, Turkish and Greek as well. This means that our information is available in a total of eight languages.

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    Flyers are currently available in eleven languages

    The flyers provide an initial response to the questions: How does the procedure work? What documentation is required? How do vocational qualifications differ?

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    New videos explain professional recognition

    A video says more than a thousand words. A new explanatory video in our Information Library provides a short and succinct introduction to the topic of the recognition of foreign qualifications. The two-and-a-half minute film provides you with a summary of the intention and purpose of the statutory regulations and information on the first stages of the recognition procedure.
    In a further new video, Doctor Michelle-Ange Monteu, who trained in Mail, relates how official recognition has now enabled her to get her career on track in Germany. Please tell others about the videos and share them!

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News & Press

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Reports on German Recognition Act now available in English

With the English translation of all three Reports on the German Recognition Act (2014-2016) a comprehensive overview of the procedure for the recognition of foreign professional and occupational qualifications and its latest developments can be presented to an international audience. › Read more

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Smartphone provides guidance on professional recognition

“Recognition in Germany” has produced a new app for Android, iOS and Windows devices. It is available in German and English as well as in the five major languages spoken by refugees (Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Tigrinya and Pashto). › Read more

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About us

Our portal provides information on the procedure for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications. If you would like to have a professional qualification recognized in Germany, you can use this portal to find your competent authority.

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Residence and labour market

You should clarify whether you are entitled to migrate to Germany and work here before you initiate a recognition procedure. You find also information on who can assist you in finding a job and learning German.

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