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Residence and access to the labour market

You should clarify whether you are entitled to migrate to Germany and work here before you initiate a recognition procedure from abroad. Important information is available here. This page also provides information on who can assist you in finding a job and learning German and on where, in certain circumstances, you can obtain financial support for the recognition procedure and for continuing professional or vocational training.

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Finding a job

You wish to work in Germany. You can use the Internet to search for a suitable position if you do not yet have a job offer.

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Make it in Germany

Make it in Germany – the official website for qualified professionals from abroad

The portal make-it-in-germany.com supplies you with important information about living and working in Germany. There you will also find occupations in which skilled professionals are currently sought after.

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Internet portal on setting up a business

Skilled professionals from abroad wanting to start up a business in Germany will find answers regarding their planned self-employment on the internet portal "We start a business in Germany".

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Learning German

It is important to have a mastery of the German language if you wish to work in Germany. This page provides information on the provision available and details of whom to contact.

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Financial assistance

Costs of the recognition procedure or of continuing professional and vocational training courses may be covered under certain conditions. This page provides you with a summary of the financial assistance.

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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