What would a No-Deal Brexit mean for the recognition of professional qualifications from the United Kingdom in Germany?
Will the recognition of my professional qualification still be valid?
If your professional qualification obtained in the United Kingdom has already been recognised in Germany, the recognition will remain valid, even after a no-deal Brexit.
I already obtained my professional qualification in the United Kingdom before the exit, but I have not yet submitted an application for recognition. Can I have my qualification recognised in Germany even after a no-deal Brexit?
You can still submit an application for recognition in Germany. British nationals can also still have their professional qualifications recognised in Germany. The recognition depends on the relevant national law in the country concerned. You can request more information about this from the competent authorities, who you can search for using our Recognition Finder.
I submitted an application for recognition until 31 January 2020 but I have not received an answer yet.
If you submitted the application in Germany until 31 January 2020, the decision should be made according to the legal stipulations valid at the time of application as long as this is legally (i.e. pursuant to the relevant specific legislation) possible. The competent authority for recognition can provide you with more information about this.
I will have only completed my professional qualification in the UK after 31 January 2020. Can I still submit an application for recognition in Germany?
Yes, you can submit an application for recognition. However, the EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications will no longer be applicable. In its place, the recognition system for professional qualifications from third countries will be applicable.