You get information about the recognition of foreign vocational and professional qualifications in Saxony-Anhalt
... from the regional network "Integration by Qualification" (IQ) Saxony-Anhalt (only in German).
Valuable information regarding the recognition of foreign vocational and professional qualifications
You are entitled to the recognition procedure, in which the relevant competent authority will check whether your foreign vocational or professional qualification is equivalent to a German qualification.
You may submit your application before entering Saxony-Anhalt/Germany from abroad. For further information, please look up the website "Recognition in Germany".
In Germany, the authorities differ between regulated and non-regulated occupations. This difference has consequences for the necessity of the recognition:
|Regulated occupations||Non-regulated occupations|
|The taking up of an employment requires the recognition of your foreign vocational or professional qualification|
The taking up of an employment is also possible without the recognition of your foreign vocational or professional qualification. Nevertheless, the recognition procedure and check, whether your foreign vocational or professional qualification is equivalent to a German qualification, may help you when you are job-seeking. It also gives you the opportunity to advanced training.
Where do you get further information and contact details?
You get fundamental information on the multilingual website of the commissioner for integration of the state government Saxony-Anhalt (Website at the moment only in German).
The internet portal "Recognition in Germany" is the official portal of the German Federal Government for the recognition of foreign vocational and professional qualifications. With the recognition finder, you get in a few steps the contact details of the competent authority. In addition, you get all important information about the application. The information service is available in German and English.
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees provides background information about the recognition of vocational and professional qualifications and about the recognition procedure. There, you also find contact details for personal advice near you here.
If you have any questions, just contact the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees by telephone: +49 30 1815 1111.