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! Then you will be well informed for the next steps.
Current information on limited services
- The “Working and Living in Germany” hotline cannot be reached by telephone until further notice.
- The competent authorities are only available in a limited capacity for processing recognition applications. Most of the websites of the competent authorities include information on how to contact them. You can find the competent authorities in the Recognition Finder.
- At the moment, you cannot send a new application for a Statement of Comparability to the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB). The application form has been closed due to capacity constraints. Applications already submitted will still be processed. The deadlines for the issuing of Statements of Comparability that have already been applied for cannot be met at present. ZAB can only be reached via post or email. You can find more information on ZAB's website.
- As a general rule, personal recognition counselling from the “Integration through Training” funding programme (IQ) is now only possible via telephone or online. You can find counselling centres here: Counselling in Germany
This page will be updated as soon as new information on the availability of services for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications is available. As of: 30/03/2020