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.
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.