Recognition of foreign professional qualifications
The Federal Office will be happy to advise you if you obtained your professional qualifications outside Germany and would like to use them on the German labour market.
You can reach the hotline “Working and Living in Germany” for an initial consultation on the following number: + 49 30-1815-1111 (standard German landline tariffs apply).
In the consultation you can choose to receive initial information in either German or English concerning the recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Germany. We will also try to help you find the office responsible for the recognition process in your profession. You will also find out how the process works, whom you should approach for a detailed and personal advisory interview and which documents you need.
You also have the option of sending your questions concerning the recognition of foreign professional qualifications to us. To this end there is a contact form available in German and English. Please note that we need various details to provide appropriate information. This will help us to respond to your enquiry more quickly.