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ProRecognition

Do you need help on your journey into the German job market? ProRecognition is there to provide you with reliable advice on how to proceed.

ProRecognition is an information service by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce that offers guidance on the recognition of professional qualifications, job search and living and working in Germany. Please note that we are not a consultancy and do not offer placements. Instead, we equip you with all the information needed to succeed – without an intermediary or consultancy fees.

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Is your professional qualification from:
Which of the following describes your motivation best?
What is your highest completed qualification?
In which area is your qualification?
Is the institute you graduated from recognised by UGC ?
What is your current level of German?
What is your current level of German?
What is your professional background?
Do you have a National Trade Certificate, National Apprenticeship Certificate, Diploma or similar?
What is your current level of German?
What is your current level of German?
In which area is your qualification?
What is your current level of German?
What is your current level of German?
Algeria, Tunesia or Morocco

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Our team on site is looking forward to support you. Please contact the below AHK on site for more information on the recognition of your qualification in Germany:

ProRecognition Algeria
Address
Algerian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Algeria)
04, Chemin Al Bakri (Ex Mackley), Dar Nour Sadek, Ben Aknoun
16028 Alger
Algeria
Bosnia-Herzegowina

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Our team on site is looking forward to support you. Please contact the below AHK on site for more information on the recognition of your qualification in Germany:

ProRecognition Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address
Delegate of German Industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AHK Bosnia and Herzegovina) Predstavništvo njemačke privrede u Bosni i Hercegovini Fra Anđela Zvizdovića 1 (UNITIC B21) 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Our team on site is looking forward to support you. Please contact the below AHK on site for more information on the recognition of your qualification in Germany:

ProRecognition Brazil
Address
Brazilian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Brazil)
Rua Verbo Divino, 1488
04719-904 São Paulo – SP
Brazil
Colombia

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Our team on site is looking forward to support you. Please contact the below AHK on site for more information on the recognition of your qualification in Germany:

ProRecognition Colombia
Address
Colombian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Colombia)
Cra. 13 No. 93–40, Piso 4
Bogotá D.C.
Colombia
Egypt

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Our team on site is looking forward to support you. Please contact the below AHK on site for more information on the recognition of your qualification in Germany:

ProRecognition Egypt
Address
German-Arab Industry and Commerce Tower (AHK Egypt)
21 Soliman Abaza Street, off Jameat El Dowal El Arabia St.
Mohandessin – Giza
Cairo
Egypt
Iran

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Our team on site is looking forward to support you. Please contact the below AHK on site for more information on the recognition of your qualification in Germany:

ProRecognition Iran
Address
German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Iran)
Ave. Bukharest, 8. Street, Nr. 7, 6.-8. Floor
P.O. Box: 15875-6118
Teheran
Iran
Italy

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Our team on site is looking forward to support you. Please contact the below AHK on site for more information on the recognition of your qualification in Germany:

ProRecognition Italy
Address
German-Italian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Italy)
Via Gustavo Fara, 26
20124 Milan
Italy
Poland

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Our team on site is looking forward to support you. Please contact the below AHK on site for more information on the recognition of your qualification in Germany:

ProRecognition Poland
Address
German-Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Poland)
ul. Miodowa 14
00-246 Warsaw
Poland
Vietnam

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Our team on site is looking forward to support you. Please contact the below AHK on site for more information on the recognition of your qualification in Germany:

ProRecognition Vietnam
Address
Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (AHK Vietnam)
Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh
4th Floor, 33 Le Duan Blvd, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Unfortunately, we currently don’t offer advisory for the country in which you obtained your qualification. But don’t worry – the advisory team of Make it in Germany can support you. For more information, please visit www.make-it-in-germany.com

Thank you for your interest in a consultation from ProRecognition!

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to assist you with your enquiry since our advisory is specialised only on recognition in Germany and employment-related queries. But don’t worry – the team of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) can support you. For more information, please visit www.daad.in

Hmm, that’s a tough one…

Having a recognisable professional degree is an important prerequisite in order to get access to the German job market. Without it, you are not eligible for an employment visa, even if you hold a job offer.

Currently, the only exception to this is if you:

  • Are working as an IT professional,
  • Have at least 3 years of relevant, proven work experience,
  • Have a job offer with a minimum salary of at least 60% of the annual contribution assessment ceiling of the statutory pension fund, and
  • Speak German at least at level B1.

How about exploring these options?

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We’re happy to support you in your transition to a new professional life in Germany.
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Many medical professions are regulated in Germany.
In this case, you need to you need to prove your eligibility to work in this trade by getting full recognition for your qualification. Demonstrating advanced German language skills can be a part of this process.

With your German language skills, you are on a good way to fulfilling potential language requirements.

Please fill our contact form to help us get a better understanding of your professional background and guide you on how to proceed from here.
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Professionals with vocational qualifications are in high demand, and with your German language skills, you seem to have good starting conditions.

Our recommendation for you:

The most important thing for you to get access to the German job market is to recognise your professional qualification. For this, you will need to submit an application with your education details, information about your work experience etc. to the competent in Germany. Which authority is responsible for your recognition application depends on your trade and targeted work location.

After receiving the application, the authority will then compare your qualification with the curriculum of your reference profession and identify the level to which your skills correspond to it. This comparison will include factors such as hours of training, practical and theoretical components and skills trained.

At the end of this process, you will get one of the following equivalency ratings:

  • Full recognition: Your qualification corresponds to the German reference profession to 100%.
  • Partial recognition: There are significant differences between your qualification and your German reference profession, but conforming skills are recognised.
  • No recognition: The differences between your qualification and the German reference profession are so big that it cannot be compared.

Only with full recognition, you can start working in Germany. In case of partial recognition, you will first have to complete the adjustment measures, as defined in the recognition process result in order to receive full recognition (e.g. a specified internship or a course).

Although a certain level of German may be required for some regulated trades, most commonly, language is not considered during most recognition procedures.

However, there is a language requirement for recognition visas. If you have received only partial recognition and want to travel to Germany for undergoing an adjustment measure, you will need to prove that you speak German at least at level A2.

Ideally, you should try learning as much German as possible. Knowing German helps a lot when it comes to finding a job– often, the better your language skills, the higher your chances of being successful in your job hunt.


We can help you find out your reference profession, competent authority, and requirements of the recognition procedure. Please fill our contact form to help us get a better understanding of your professional background and guide you on the next steps.
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Professionals with a technical background are in high demand (especially in the field of IT and Electrical Engineering and Structural Engineering).
This gives you great starting conditions. At the same time, the amount of German you know is also an important influencing factor on your job search.

Our recommendation for you:

Indian academic degrees are typically well-recognised in Germany. Thus, the amount of German that you know is a key success factor to an appropriate level before starting your job search.

Whether or not your degree is recognised can be easily checked on the database Anabin by confirming the status of both your university (H+) and your degree (equivalent/comparable). If your university/degree is not listed or if you’ve attended a recognised distance learning course, you can also apply for Statement of Comparability, a formal assessment describing your qualification and the access it provides you to higher studies, research and employment opportunities in Germany. It is therefore also a great option if you would like to give an employer more information about your qualification.

Caution! Neither the Anabin download nor the Statement of Comparability allow you to use the professional title “Ingenieur”. For this, you will have to undergo a different recognition procedure at the Chamber of Engineers in your targeted work location. Find out more about the procedure here.

Your expenses for the recognition of your qualification depend on the recognition option you choose:

  • Anabin: Free of charge
  • Statement of Comparability: 200 EUR + expenses for certification of copies, courier etc.
  • Recognition of the professional title “Ingenieur”: approx. 150-800 EUR + expenses for certification of copies and translation, courier, adjustment measures etc.

Don’t only look at the cost when deciding about the right procedure for you. Each procedure has its own benefits.

Since your profession is not regulated in Germany, the recognition procedures usually do not define a mandatory minimum level of German language skills.

However, the level of German you know will be relevant for finding the right job. How much German you should learn depends on your targeted job profile:

  • IT: At least A2/B1
  • Electrical Engineering: At least B1
  • All other engineering domains: At least B2
  • Managerial role or client-facing roles: At least B2/C1

Ideally, you should try learning as much German as possible. Knowing German helps a lot when it comes to finding a job – often, the better your language skills, the higher your chances of being successful in your job hunt.

Are you close to the required language level? Great! We’d be happy to advise you on which recognition procedure is most suitable for you and how to go about the next steps. Please fill our contact form to help us get a better understanding of your professional background.
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The Corona pandemic has severely affected the German hospitality industry and accordingly the demand for international professionals.
However, there are some signals that the shortage of qualified workers will come back after the sector has recovered. With the right German language level, this would give you good starting conditions.

Our recommendation for you:

The most important thing for you to get access to the German job market is to recognise your professional qualification. On top of this, good German language skills are necessary for working in this guest-centric industry.

To get your degree recognised, you will need to apply for a Statement of Comparability from the Central Office for Foreign Education Systems (ZAB). For this, you need to submit an application with course details and information on your prior education to the ZAB. You will also have to pay a fee of currently 200 EUR. After they received it, the authority will the compare your degree and issue you the Statement after 3 months.

Since your profession is not regulated in Germany, the recognition procedure doesn’t mandate a specific level of German. However, since you’ll be working with guests, employers will expect you to know German at least at the following levels:

  • Housekeeping: A2 or higher
  • Cook and restaurant service: B1 or higher
  • Hotel service: C1 or higher + excellent English communication skills

Ideally, you should try learning as much German as possible. Knowing German helps a lot when it comes to finding a job – often, the better your language skills, the higher your chances of being successful in your job hunt.

Are you close to the required language level? Great! We’d be happy to advise you on which recognition procedure is most suitable for you and how to go about the next steps. Please fill our contact form to help us get a better understanding of your professional background.
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As you are looking to work in a regulated profession, you will need to you need to prove your eligibility to work in this trade by getting a medical license.

In order to obtain this license, you will have two demonstrate that:

  • Your qualification corresponds fully to the German qualification
  • You speak German at level B2

With your German language skills, you are on a good way! Please fill our contact form to help us get a better understanding of your professional background and guide you on how to proceed from here.
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As you are looking to work in a regulated profession, you will need to you need to prove your eligibility to work in this trade by getting a medical license.

In order to obtain this license, you will have two demonstrate that:

  • Your qualification corresponds fully to the German qualification
  • You speak German at level B2

With your German language skills, you are on a good way! Please fill our contact form to help us get a better understanding of your professional background and guide you on how to proceed from here.
Book a Consultation

Many medical professions are regulated in Germany.
This means that you need to prove your eligibility to work in this trade by getting full recognition for your qualification. Typically, the recognition procedure requires you to have a B2 level of German.

Our recommendation for you:

Since you don’t speak any German yet, the most important thing for you at this point is start learning the language. Once you have completed your B1 level, it makes sense to prepare your application for recognition. At that point, ProRecognition will help you identify the right authority, provide an overview of needed documents and guide you on the next steps from there.

After receiving the application, the authority will then compare your qualification with the curriculum of your reference profession and identify the level to which your skills correspond to it. This comparison will include factors such as hours of training, practical and theoretical components and skills trained.

At the end of this process, you will get one of the following equivalency ratings:
  • Full recognition: Your qualification corresponds to the German reference profession to 100%
  • Partial recognition: There are significant differences between your qualification and your German reference profession, but conforming skills are recognised.
  • No recognition: The differences between your qualification and the German reference profession are so big that it cannot be compared

Only with full recognition, you can start working in Germany. In case of partial recognition, you will first have to complete the adjustment measures, as defined in the recognition process result in order to receive full recognition (e.g. a specified internship or a course).

The charges for the recognition procedure vary depending on authority and recognition result. Typical expenses include:

  • Recognition charges: These are the fees that the competent authority charges for processing your application. Typically, these fees are a few hundred Euros.
  • Translations: Many authorities ask for German translations of English documents, issued by a sworn translator in Germany. Charges can vary depending on the quantity of documents translated and should be enquired directly from a sworn translator.
  • Certification of copies: If required, these can be done through a notary or German mission in India.
  • Adjustment measures: The fees for this vary depending on the recommended type of adjustment measure and can be rather low (e.g. in case of an internship) or above 1000 EUR (in case of certain adjustment measures).
  • Cost of living in Germany: When applying for a visa for the purpose of undergoing an adjustment measure in Germany, you will have to show sufficient means or income to finance your stay.

Generally, there is a good demand of healthcare and medical technology professionals in Germany. It is unlikely that this will change significantly in the coming years.

Whether or not it makes sense for you to disembark on the journey into the German job market mainly depends on the recognition potential of your degree and your professional aspirations. We’d be happy to pre-check this with you. Simply send us a clear scan copy of your professional qualifications (certificate and mark sheets) and targeted profession on recognition@indo-german.com.

Do you have any specific question you would like us to answer? Give us a call or send us an email!
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Many medical professions are regulated in Germany.
This means that you need to prove your eligibility to work in this trade by getting full recognition for your qualification. Typically, the recognition procedure requires you to have a B2 level of German.

Our recommendation for you:

You already speak some German, so that’s an excellent starting point! The most important thing for you at this point is continue learning the language. Once you have completed your B1 level, it makes sense to prepare your application for recognition. At that point, ProRecognition will help you identify the right authority, provide an overview of needed documents and guide you on the next steps from there.

After receiving the application, the authority will then compare your qualification with the curriculum of your reference profession and identify the level to which your skills correspond to it. This comparison will include factors such as hours of training, practical and theoretical components and skills trained.

At the end of this process, you will get one of the following equivalency ratings:
  • Full recognition: Your qualification corresponds to the German reference profession to 100%
  • Partial recognition: There are significant differences between your qualification and your German reference profession, but conforming skills are recognised.
  • No recognition: The differences between your qualification and the German reference profession are so big that it cannot be compared

Only with full recognition, you can start working in Germany. In case of partial recognition, you will first have to complete the adjustment measures, as defined in the recognition process result in order to receive full recognition (e.g. a specified internship or a course).

The charges for the recognition procedure vary depending on authority and recognition result. Typical expenses include:
  • Recognition charges: These are the fees that the competent authority charges for processing your application. Typically, these fees are a few hundred Euros.
  • Translations: Many authorities ask for German translations of English documents, issued by a sworn translator in Germany. Charges can vary depending on the quantity of documents translated and should be enquired directly from a sworn translator.
  • Certification of copies: If required, these can be done through a notary or German mission in India.
  • Adjustment measures: The fees for this vary depending on the recommended type of adjustment measure and can be rather low (e.g. in case of an internship) or above 1000 EUR (in case of certain adjustment measures).
  • Cost of living in Germany: When applying for a visa for the purpose of undergoing an adjustment measure in Germany, you will have to show sufficient means or income to finance your stay.

Generally, there is a good demand of healthcare and medical technology professionals in Germany. It is unlikely that this will change significantly in the coming years.

Whether or not it makes sense for you to disembark on the journey into the German job market mainly depends on the recognition potential of your degree and your professional aspirations. We’d be happy to pre-check this with you. Simply send us a clear scan copy of your professional qualifications (certificate and mark sheets) and targeted profession on recognition@indo-german.com.


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Recognising your qualification is a necessary requirement for you to get access to the German job market.
Depending on your targeted job profile, language skills may not be required for this process, however, they most likely will be necessary for the visa procedure.

Our recommendation for you:

Since you don’t speak any German yet, the most important thing for you at this point is start learning the language. Once you have completed your A2 level, it makes sense to prepare your application for recognition. At that point, ProRecognition will help you identify the right authority, provide an overview of needed documents and guide you on the next steps from there.

After receiving the application, the authority will then compare your qualification with the curriculum of your reference profession and identify the level to which your skills correspond to it. This comparison will include factors such as hours of training, practical and theoretical components and skills trained.

At the end of this process, you will get one of the following equivalency ratings:

  • Full recognition: Your qualification corresponds to the German reference profession to 100%
  • Partial recognition: There are significant differences between your qualification and your German reference profession, but conforming skills are recognised.
  • No recognition: The differences between your qualification and the German reference profession are so big that it cannot be compared

Only with full recognition, you can start working in Germany. In case of partial recognition, you will first have to complete the adjustment measures, as defined in the recognition process result in order to receive full recognition (e.g. a specified internship or a course).

The charges for the recognition procedure vary depending on authority and recognition result. Typical expenses include:

  • Recognition charges: These are the fees that the competent authority charges for processing your application. Typically, these fees are a few hundred Euros.
  • Translations: Many authorities ask for German translations of English documents, issued by a sworn translator in Germany. Charges can vary depending on the quantity of documents translated and should be enquired directly from a sworn translator.
  • Certification of copies: If required, these can be done through a notary or German mission in India.
  • Adjustment measures: The fees for this vary depending on the recommended type of adjustment measure and can be rather low (e.g. in case of an internship) or above 1000 EUR (in case of certain adjustment measures).
  • Cost of living in Germany: When applying for a visa for the purpose of undergoing an adjustment measure in Germany, you will have to show sufficient means or income to finance your stay.

Generally, there is a huge demand for candidates with vocational qualifications. However, the demand for your qualification depends on your domain. For example, technical professionals (such as mechatronics technicians, tool & die mechanics, or electricians) and hospitality professionals are in very high demand. Meanwhile, candidates with a commercial background may find it more difficult to find a job, since there is a sufficient number of qualified candidates already in the market.

Accordingly, whether or not it makes sense for you to disembark on the journey into the German job market mainly depends on the recognition potential of your degree and your professional aspirations. We’d be happy to pre-check this with you. Simply send us a clear scan copy of your professional qualifications (certificate and mark sheets) and targeted profession on recognition@indo-german.com.

Do you have any specific question you would like us to answer? Give us a call or send us an email!.
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Hmm, that’s a tough one…

Having a recognisable professional degree is an important prerequisite in order to get access to the German job market. An Indian academic degree is considered recognisable if it is issued by a university that’s recognised by the UGC. Since that’s not the case for your degree(s), and since you don’t have another recognisable vocational qualification, it seems that you don’t meet this prerequisite.

Currently, the only exception to this is if you:

  • Are working as an IT professional,
  • Have at least 3 years of relevant, proven work experience,
  • Have a job offer with a minimum salary of at least 60% of the annual contribution assessment ceiling of the statutory pension fund, and
  • Speak German at least at level B1.

How about exploring these options?



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Finding a job in Germany in your domain is most likely going be a bit difficult, since there is no shortage of qualified professionals in this area. Consequently, you would have to compete with the local workforce which often has better market knowledge and fluency in German. On top of this, certain qualifications, such as CA, may not be recognised by employers, since other local qualifications may be more relevant.

Before you decide to apply for recognition, it therefore makes sense that you test the market and only initiate all necessary procedures once you have a few promising responses. In the meantime, you should try to learn German till at least C1.

Do you have any specific question you would like us to answer? Give us a call or send us an email! .
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Hmm, that’s a tough one...

Lawyer is a regulated profession in Germany, which means that in order to get access to the trade, you would have to demonstrate that your qualification is the same as that of a German law graduate. Considering the different legal systems, that’s almost impossible.

The alternative would be looking for a job as a legal consultant. However, in this area there’s a sufficient number of qualified candidates already in the market. This means that you would have to compete with the local workforce, which typically has a better knowledge of the local legal system and better German language skills.

Before you decide to apply for recognition, it therefore makes sense that you test the market and only initiate all necessary procedures once you have a few promising responses. In the meantime, you should try to learn German till at least C1.

Do you have any specific question you would like us to answer? Give us a call or send us an email!.
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Your professional background seems to be in an area for which there is no notable shortage in Germany.
This will make the job search difficult, since you will have to compete with the local workforce.

To get an idea of the German labour market in your professional are, you can check the statistic ‘Berufe auf einen Blick’ (Professions at a Glance) by the Federal Employment Agency (only available in German).

Do you have a specific question? Give us a call or send us an email!.
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Healthcare professions are regulated in Germany. This means that you need to prove your eligibility to work in this trade by obtaining a medical license (“Approbation”). To do so, you will need excellent German language skills.

Our recommendation for you:

Since you don’t speak any German yet, the most important thing for you at this point is start learning the language. Once you have completed your B1 level, it makes sense to prepare your application for recognition. At that point, ProRecognition will help you identify the right authority, provide an overview of needed documents and guide you on the next steps from there.

After you submit your application for recognition, they will do a detailed assessment of your qualifications and compare their duration, structure, contents etc. to the corresponding German qualification.

At the end of this process, you will receive a Statement of Deficit (“Defizitbescheid”) which outlines what you need to do in order to receive your permanent licence. In any case, this will include a medical German language test (“Fachsprachprüfung”) at level C1. On top of this, if significant differences between your and the German qualification have been identified, you will have to appear for a knowledge test (“Kenntnisprüfung”) to demonstrate that you have the required subject matter expertise.

With your statement of deficit, you can then travel to Germany to prepare for the test(s). While you prepare, you can also apply for a temporary medical license (“Berufserlaubnis”) to start working in a limited capacity. This permit is limited to a duration of 2 years and allows you to only work under supervision and within the state in which it was issued. Thus, it may be useful to prepare you for the knowledge test, but does in no way replace a permanent license.

Once you have submitted the proof that you have passed the medical German language test (and knowledge test, if required), you will be issued your permanent license. With this, you can work in full capacity anywhere in Germany.

Considering the many steps of the recognition procedure, it is not surprising that it takes time. After submitting your application, the authority typically takes a month to get back to you for confirmation if additional documents are required. Once your application is complete, it takes at least three months to receive the statement of deficit. How long you’ll take from there to get your permanent licence depends on whether you will have to appear for the knowledge test, but also on the availability of test dates. Often it takes multiple months until all adjustment measures are completed. Overall, you should expect a timeline of 1-2 years to complete the entire process.

The charges for the recognition procedure vary depending on authority and recognition result. Typical expenses include:

  • Recognition charges: These are the fees that the competent authority charges for processing your application. Typically, these fees are a few hundred Euros.
  • Translations: Many authorities ask for German translations of English documents, issued by a sworn translator in Germany. Charges can vary depending on the quantity of documents translated and should be enquired directly from a sworn translator.
  • Certification of copies: If required, these can be done through a notary or German mission in India.
  • Preparatory courses: Preparatory courses can be a great help when preparing for your language and knowledge test. Typically, these courses cost around 500-3000 EUR, depending on the provider, profession and test type.
  • Test fees: Like for preparatory courses, the fees for the language and knowledge test vary depending on profession and test type, as well as state. A language test typically costs around 300-600 EUR and a knowledge test between 450-2000 EUR.
  • Cost of living in Germany: When applying for a visa for the purpose of undergoing an adjustment measure in Germany, you will have to show sufficient means or income to finance your stay.

There is a massive demand of healthcare professionals in Germany which is unlikely to reduce in the coming years.

Whether or not it makes sense for you to disembark on the journey into the German job market mainly depends on the recognition potential of your degree and your professional aspirations. We’d be happy to pre-check this with you. Simply send us a clear scan copy of your professional qualifications (certificate and mark sheets) and targeted profession on recognition@indo-german.com.

Do you have any specific question you would like us to answer? Give us a call or send us an email!.
Contact Us

Healthcare professions are regulated in Germany. This means that you need to prove your eligibility to work in this trade by obtaining a medical license (“Approbation”). To do so, you will need excellent German language skills.

Our recommendation for you:

You already speak some German, so that’s an excellent starting point! The most important thing for you at this point is

After you submit your application for recognition, they will do a detailed assessment of your qualifications and compare their duration, structure, contents etc. to the corresponding German qualification.

At the end of this process, you will receive a Statement of Deficit (“Defizitbescheid”) which outlines what you need to do in order to receive your permanent licence. In any case, this will include a medical German language test (“Fachsprachprüfung”) at level C1. On top of this, if significant differences between your and the German qualification have been identified, you will have to appear for a knowledge test (“Kenntnisprüfung”) to demonstrate that you have the required subject matter expertise.

With your statement of deficit, you can then travel to Germany to prepare for the test(s). While you prepare, you can also apply for a temporary medical license (“Berufserlaubnis”) to start working in a limited capacity. This permit is limited to a duration of 2 years and allows you to only work under supervision and within the state in which it was issued. Thus, it may be useful to prepare you for the knowledge test, but does in no way replace a permanent license.

Once you have submitted the proof that you have passed the medical German language test (and knowledge test, if required), you will be issued your permanent license. With this, you can work in full capacity anywhere in Germany.

Considering the many steps of the recognition procedure, it is not surprising that it takes time. After submitting your application, the authority typically takes a month to get back to you for confirmation if additional documents are required. Once your application is complete, it takes at least three months to receive the statement of deficit. How long you’ll take from there to get your permanent licence depends on whether you will have to appear for the knowledge test, but also on the availability of test dates. Often it takes multiple months until all adjustment measures are completed. Overall, you should expect a timeline of 1-2 years to complete the entire process.

The charges for the recognition procedure vary depending on authority and recognition result. Typical expenses include:

  • Recognition charges: These are the fees that the competent authority charges for processing your application. Typically, these fees are a few hundred Euros.
  • Translations: Many authorities ask for German translations of English documents, issued by a sworn translator in Germany. Charges can vary depending on the quantity of documents translated and should be enquired directly from a sworn translator.
  • Certification of copies: If required, these can be done through a notary or German mission in India.
  • Preparatory courses: Preparatory courses can be a great help when preparing for your language and knowledge test. Typically, these courses cost around 500-3000 EUR, depending on the provider, profession and test type.
  • Test fees: Like for preparatory courses, the fees for the language and knowledge test vary depending on profession and test type, as well as state. A language test typically costs around 300-600 EUR and a knowledge test between 450-2000 EUR.
  • Cost of living in Germany: When applying for a visa for the purpose of undergoing an adjustment measure in Germany, you will have to show sufficient means or income to finance your stay.

There is a massive demand of healthcare professionals in Germany which is unlikely to reduce in the coming years.

Whether or not it makes sense for you to disembark on the journey into the German job market mainly depends on the recognition potential of your degree and your professional aspirations. We’d be happy to pre-check this with you. Simply send us a clear scan copy of your professional qualifications (certificate and mark sheets) and targeted profession on recognition@indo-german.com.

Do you have any specific question you would like us to answer? Give us a call or send us an email!.
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Healthcare professions are regulated in Germany. This means that you need to prove your eligibility to work in this trade by getting full recognition for your qualification. Typically, the recognition procedure requires you to have a B2 level of German.

Our recommendation for you:

Since you don’t speak any German yet, the most important thing for you at this point is start learning the language. Once you have completed your B1 level, it makes sense to prepare your application for recognition. At that point, ProRecognition will help you identify the right authority, provide an overview of needed documents and guide you on the next steps from there.

After receiving the application, the authority will then compare your qualification with the curriculum of your reference profession and identify the level to which your skills correspond to it. This comparison will include factors such as hours of training, practical and theoretical components and skills trained.

At the end of this process, you will get one of the following equivalency ratings:

  • Full recognition: Your qualification corresponds to the German reference profession to 100%
  • Partial recognition: There are significant differences between your qualification and your German reference profession, but conforming skills are recognised.
  • No recognition: The differences between your qualification and the German reference profession are so big that it cannot be compared

Only with full recognition, you can start working in Germany. In case of partial recognition, you will first have to complete the adjustment measures, as defined in the recognition process result in order to receive full recognition (e.g. a specified internship or a course).

The charges for the recognition procedure vary depending on authority and recognition result. Typical expenses include:

  • Recognition charges: These are the fees that the competent authority charges for processing your application. Typically, these fees are a few hundred Euros.
  • Translations: Many authorities ask for German translations of English documents, issued by a sworn translator in Germany. Charges can vary depending on the quantity of documents translated and should be enquired directly from a sworn translator.
  • Certification of copies: If required, these can be done through a notary or German mission in India.
  • Adjustment measures: The fees for this vary depending on the recommended type of adjustment measure and can be rather low (e.g. in case of an internship) or above 1000 EUR (in case of certain adjustment measures).
  • Cost of living in Germany: When applying for a visa for the purpose of undergoing an adjustment measure in Germany, you will have to show sufficient means or income to finance your stay.

Generally, there is a good demand of healthcare and medical technology professionals in Germany. It is unlikely that this will change significantly in the coming years.

Whether or not it makes sense for you to disembark on the journey into the German job market mainly depends on the recognition potential of your degree and your professional aspirations. We’d be happy to pre-check this with you. Simply send us a clear scan copy of your professional qualifications (certificate and mark sheets) and targeted profession on recognition@indo-german.com.

Do you have any specific question you would like us to answer? Give us a call or send us an email!.
Contact Us

Healthcare professions are regulated in Germany. This means that you need to prove your eligibility to work in this trade by getting full recognition for your qualification. Typically, the recognition procedure requires you to have a B2 level of German.

Our recommendation for you:

You already speak some German, so that’s an excellent starting point! the most important thing for you at this point is start learning the language. Once you have completed your B1 level, it makes sense to prepare your application for recognition. At that point, ProRecognition will help you identify the right authority, provide an overview of needed documents and guide you on the next steps from there.

After receiving the application, the authority will then compare your qualification with the curriculum of your reference profession and identify the level to which your skills correspond to it. This comparison will include factors such as hours of training, practical and theoretical components and skills trained.

At the end of this process, you will get one of the following equivalency ratings:

  • Full recognition: Your qualification corresponds to the German reference profession to 100%
  • Partial recognition: There are significant differences between your qualification and your German reference profession, but conforming skills are recognised.
  • No recognition: The differences between your qualification and the German reference profession are so big that it cannot be compared

Only with full recognition, you can start working in Germany. In case of partial recognition, you will first have to complete the adjustment measures, as defined in the recognition process result in order to receive full recognition (e.g. a specified internship or a course).

The charges for the recognition procedure vary depending on authority and recognition result. Typical expenses include:

  • Recognition charges: These are the fees that the competent authority charges for processing your application. Typically, these fees are a few hundred Euros.
  • Translations: Many authorities ask for German translations of English documents, issued by a sworn translator in Germany. Charges can vary depending on the quantity of documents translated and should be enquired directly from a sworn translator.
  • Certification of copies: If required, these can be done through a notary or German mission in India.
  • Adjustment measures: The fees for this vary depending on the recommended type of adjustment measure and can be rather low (e.g. in case of an internship) or above 1000 EUR (in case of certain adjustment measures).
  • Cost of living in Germany: When applying for a visa for the purpose of undergoing an adjustment measure in Germany, you will have to show sufficient means or income to finance your stay.

Generally, there is a good demand of healthcare and medical technology professionals in Germany. It is unlikely that this will change significantly in the coming years.

Whether or not it makes sense for you to disembark on the journey into the German job market mainly depends on the recognition potential of your degree and your professional aspirations. We’d be happy to pre-check this with you. Simply send us a clear scan copy of your professional qualifications (certificate and mark sheets) and targeted profession on recognition@indo-german.com.

Do you have any specific question you would like us to answer? Give us a call or send us an email!.
Contact Us