Recognition statistics now in the BQ-Portal

The second report on the Recognition Act adopted by the Federal Cabinet last month gives a positive assessment of the act. The experience of three years since its enactment shows that the Recognition Act contributes considerably to increasing attractiveness of Germany for a foreign skilled workforce.

This report formed the basis for a new section in the BQ-Portal - Recognition Statistics for companies. In the new section the BQ-Portal provides an overview of the success rates of applications for professional recognition by professional groups, professions, regions and countries. In general, applicants have good chances of receiving a positive ruling. In 96% of the cases processed since 2012 full or partial equivalence between the foreign professional qualification and corresponding German qualification could be established.