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 36% of qualifications obtained in North, Central America, Caribbean.
Applications granted full equivalence by region, 2018
For the exact number of applications processed, see the figure below.
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, as long as not counted under EU member states and candidates for EU membership. Many applications were also submitted by migrants from the Asian and African regions.
Applications processed by region, 2018