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Counselling search

Please seek personal counselling! Counselling centres across Germany will support you in the recognition procedure. Counselling is free of charge. You can find your nearest counselling centres by using the counselling search.

Answers to the following questions are provided here:

  • Where are the counselling centres in Germany?
  • For which questions can I access counselling?
  • What do I need to take to the counselling?

 

Our recommendation

First seek counselling and then apply for recognition. This means you can avoid errors in the application and delays with the processing.

 

Please seek personal counselling!

Counselling centres across Germany will support you in the recognition procedure. Counselling is free of charge. You can find your nearest counselling centres by using the counselling search.

 

You can receive counselling on the following questions

  • What does the recognition procedure involve?
  • Where can I apply for recognition?
  • Which documents must I submit and in what form?
  • Can I receive financial support?
  • Do I have alternatives to recognition?
  • What can I do if I do not receive recognition or receive only partial recognition?

 

Please bring these documents with you to the counselling

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates with a summary of subjects and grades
  • Proof of employment, if available (e.g. employment references or time book)
  • Identification (e.g. personal identification, identification card) or residence permit.
  • If you have already applied for a recognition procedure: Letters and notices from the competent authority.

Do you already have documents translated into German? If so, bring these with you to the counselling.

Our recommendation:

Arrange an appointment with the counselling centre. You can arrange an appointment by telephone or email. The counselling centre will then also tell you which documents you need to bring with you.

Counselling search

You can find your nearest counselling centres by using the counselling search. These are provided by the Network “Integration through Qualification (IQ)”.

You can also find other counselling centres on this page: other counselling centres

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