If you as a company would like to support an international candidate or employee in having their foreign qualification recognized, you may point them to existing offers of information and advice. Below you will find a list of service points that can be consulted for initial advice:
Information and advice
- IQ Network: The local offices of the “Integration through Qualification” (IQ) network [in German] will provide you with information on the recognition process for foreign professional qualifications and establish which authority is responsible for the assessment. If required, they will also help international qualified professionals with their application (e.g. explain notifications etc.).
- Online recognition portal: Alternatively, you may use the Recognition Finder on the “Recognition in Germany” portal.
- BAMF: The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) operates an information hotline. You can reach the hotline Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on +49 (0)30-1815-1111 (calls are charged at German landline rates).