The success rate of recognition procedures in Germany differs depending on the region where the foreign professional qualification was obtained. In particular, the share of cases where full equivalence was attested ranges from 80% of qualifications obtained in the EU member states to 47% of qualifications obtained in Asian countries.
Applications granted full equivalence by region, 2017
The vast majority of applicants obtained a professional qualification in the European Union or in other European states. Other European states include in particular the successor states of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, if they are not already EU member states. The Asian and African regions are also of greater importance.
Applications processed by region, 2017