The enquiries were received on the qualifications from 166 different countries. Around one third of all qualifications was obtained in one of EU member states and around one fourth in one of CIS member states. Some 12.1 percent of those seeking advice are holders of German citizenship. Besides, many of those advised are Polish (10.1 percent), Russian (8.1 percent), Romanian (4.9 percent), Ukrainian (4.7 percent) or Turkish citizens (4.1. percent). 46.4 percent hold citizenship of one of EU member state. While the majority of enquiries (94.3 percent) originated from those living in Germany, only half of recognition seekers reside in Germany longer than two years.
35.6 percent of recognition seekers have one or more foreign vocational qualifications and 51.7 percent one or more foreign academic degrees. 31.2 percent of vocational qualifications was obtained in the 1990s and 36.9 percent between 2000 and 2009, respectively.
More than one third of those advised (36.0 percent) seek recognition in healthcare and social science occupations, while almost one fifth (17.4) is interested in recognition in the field of extraction and processing of raw materials.