German: Standortberatung, Standortvermerk
Also: Advisor Note on Location Counselling [Standortberatungsvermerk],
Counselling note [Beratungsvermerk],
Proof of location [Standortnachweis],
Proof of counselling [Beratungsnachweis]
Skilled workers abroad are able to seek advice on the locations where they are needed in Germany. The Service Center for Professional Recognition (ZSBA) carries out the Location Counselling. It provides support in identifying an appropriate work location (a city or federal state) and therefore the competent authority for the recognition procedure. The content and outcome of the counselling is documented in the Advisor Note on Location Counselling. The Advisor Note on Location Counselling confirms to the competent authority that the person wants to work in the named federal state.
The Advisor Note on Location Counselling is not essential when applying for a recognition, but it is very helpful:
- If the person comes from a third country.
- If the person has still not found an employer in Germany.
Please note: Persons from third countries can also provide proof in other ways that they want to work in Germany. For this, see page “Documents needed for the application”.