Worldwide there is a plethora of various professional training and many names for similar professional qualifications. Consequently, it isn’t always easy for a German firm to estimate your skills or if you are qualified to fill a particular position.
For some degrees and certificates, it is therefore useful to have your qualification recognized when seeking a job. Indeed, for others it is a pre-condition for permission to work in Germany. Whether or not, for example, your profession is officialized in Germany (eg. Doctor of Medicine, elderly care nurse, lawyer, master tradesman), for which you require recognition in advance, can be ascertained with the help of the Recognition Finder or in the Professions Net of the Federal Employment Agency under “Officialized Professions”.
Even if it is not necessary to have you qualification recognized, its recognition can still help. Firms will be able to better assess your application, and you will leave a good impression over the course of the application process.
It is possible to apply for such a recognition process even before your departure from home, irrespective of your nationality or a permit of residence.
Tür an Tür Integrationsprojekte gGmbH
Wertachstraße 29, 86153 Augsburg
Tel.: 0821 4551090 (Mo: 10-12 Uhr, Di: 10-12 Uhr / 14-16 Uhr, Mi: 15-17 Uhr, Do: 10-12 Uhr)
Fax: 0821 90799 11
Service point for the determination of foreign qualifications
State Capital of Munich, Office for Residence and Migration, Intercultural Work and Migration
Franziskanerstr. 8, 81669 Munich
Tel.: 089233 40361
Fax: 089233 40669
According to your profession, an application for professional recognition can be lodged with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Upper Franconia Bayreuth (IHK Fosa), and for occupations in industry, trade, gastronomy and services or for the trades at the Chamber of Handicrafts for Upper Franconia.