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Service Center for Professional Recognition

Are you still abroad and would like to apply for recognition from there? The Service Center for Professional Recognition will advise and support you during the recognition procedure.

Here you can find answers to the questions:

  • What is the Service Center for Professional Recognition (ZSBA)?
  • What service does the ZSBA offer?

 

What is the Service Center for Professional Recognition? (ZSBA)

Do you live abroad, and would you like to apply for recognition of your professional qualification from there? If so, you can contact the Service Center for Professional Recognition (ZSBA). The ZSBA expands on the initial guidance provided by the hotline “Working and Living in Germany”. The ZSBA helps you with the application. The ZSBA advises you and supports you during the recognition procedure up until your arrival in Germany.

Contact details and information about the hotline “Working and Living in Germany”. 

The ZSBA is an advisory service and is not a competent authority. This means, the ZSBA does make any decisions regarding recognition. And it does not trigger any deadlines if it checks your documents.

What service does the ZSBA offer?

The ZSBA is your central contact partner in the recognition procedure. It undertakes, for example, the following tasks:

  • The ZSBA advises you on the process of the recognition procedure
  • The ZSBA supports you in determining the appropriate reference occupation
  • The ZSBA clarifies the federal state in which you want to work, and where you have to apply for recognition.
  • The ZSBA helps you put together the necessary documents.
  • The ZSBA checks in advance whether your application for recognition and your documents are complete. Following this, it forwards the documents with the application for recognition to the competent authority.
  • The ZSBA informs you about entry and residency. 

The ZSBA supports you throughout the entire process of the recognition procedure. This involves the ZSBA working with the competent authorities and, where required, with the immigration authorities. The ZSBA also provides information regarding guidance provision in Germany, opportunities relating to training and about the prospects on the German labour market.

Contact

You can contact the ZSBA at the following address:

Email: recognition@arbeitsagentur.de