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Recognition Finder

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


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Main Topics

  • Coronavirus: Fewer recognition services

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some services for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Germany are currently not available. However, you can still learn more about recognition from us whenever you like. Take some time to read our information, available in 11 languages!

    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

  • What has changed with the Skilled Immigration Act?

    The Skilled Immigration Act makes immigration easier for qualified skilled workers from third countries. The accelerated immigration process also makes the recognition procedure quicker.

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  • Recognition after Brexit

    Professional qualifications from the United Kingdom can still be recognised in Germany, even after Brexit. The EU regulations on recognition will still apply during the transition period up until 31 December 2020.

    › Further information

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    Portal in multiple languages

    Important information is also available in Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, Arabic, Russian and French

    Recognition in Germany offers information on professional recognition in several languages. In addition to the German and English versions of the portal, information pages are available in Italian, Polish, RomanianSpanish, TurkishGreek, Arabic, Russian and French as well. This means that our information is available in a total of eleven languages.

  • A hand reaching out for a handshake and a sign inscribed “Refugees welcome”, black, red and gold colours in the background

    PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION FOR REFUGEES

    "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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    Multilingual flyer

    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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News & Press

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21.11.2018

Fact sheet: official statistics 2017 at a glance

How many new recognition applications are there each year? What are the main target professions? Where do most applicants come from? The updated fact sheet gives an insight. › Lesen

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02.11.2017

2017 Report on the Recognition Act now available!

The 2017 Report on the Recognition Act is now available in English. › Lesen

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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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Germany

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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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