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Recognition of foreign occupational credentials and professional qualifications in Europe

Due to the existing shortage of skilled employees in all professional fields and the continued increase in other industries, various European countries have made the recognition of credentials and professional qualifications much easier. In the Federal Republic of Germany the chance of getting professional qualifications that were acquired in other countries recognized has greatly improved. A federal recognition law has created a general legal right of review of the equivalence of foreign occupational qualifications compared to the corresponding German occupation.
We urgently recommend that you look into this topic in a timely manner. The process can differ depending on the country, and federal state or region.


Recognition in Germany (German & English)

BMBF – Recognition of foreign occupational qualifications

Pathways to a career – Information for immigrants (various languages)


Professional recognition in Austria (various languages)