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Apply for a residence permit for the recognition of the professional qualification on the basis of an agreement between the Federal Employment Agency

You can obtain a residence permit for the recognition of your foreign professional qualification if you have been placed in employment in the health and care sector on the basis of an agreement between the Federal Employment Agency and the employment service of your country of origin (e.B. as part of the "Triple Win" programme for the placement of nurses) or on the basis of an agreement in another selected area.

You do not have to carry out a recognition procedure in Germany before granting the residence permit. This can also be started after arrival in Germany. The overall procedure required for this is regulated in the conciliation agreement.

The Federal Employment Agency must have consented to the exercise of employment in the desired occupational field. The approval of the Federal Employment Agency is granted for a limited period of one year. Consent may be granted for the exercise of employment in both regulated and non-regulated professions if certain conditions are met.

Regulated professions are those for the access and exercise of which special professional qualifications had to be acquired, e.B. in doctors, architects, pharmacists. You can find out whether your profession is regulated in Germany, which laws regulate it and which body you have to contact to check your qualifications in the information portal "Recognition in Germany" (see "Further information").

The Federal Employment Agency may give its consent for the exercise of employment in a regulated profession if the desired employment is closely related to the professional knowledge in the profession to be recognized after entry and further requirements are met (see under "Prerequisites"). A close professional connection is given if you e.B. Want to have your qualification as a health and paediatric nurse recognised and work in the field of nursing assistants during the recognition procedure.

The residence permit entitles the holder to work for up to ten hours a week, independent of the professional qualification to be recognised .

The residence permit for the recognition of the professional qualification on the basis of an agreement with the Federal Employment Agency is a temporary residence permit. It is granted for one year.

Process flow

The residence permit must be applied for at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence. The procedure is as follows:

  • Depending on the foreigners' registration office and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your immigration office offers the electronic application for a residence permit.
  • If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the Foreigners' Registration Office. During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your proofs will be checked (bring them with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the production of an electronic residence permit (eATCard).
  • In the event of an electronic application, the Foreigners' Registration Office will contact you after receipt of your online application in order to make an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration Office if necessary. During the appointment, your proofs will be checked (bring them to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the production of the electronic residence permit (eAT card).
  • If your application is granted, the Foreigners' Registration Office will arrange for the eATKarte to be produced.
  • After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT Card at the Foreigners' Registration Office.
  • The eATKarte must always be collected in person.
  • Fees apply for issuing the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority.

Who should I contact?

The immigration authority responsible for the applicant's place of residence

Requirements

  • You have a recognized and valid passport or passport substitute and, if necessary for entry - a dedicated visa.
  • There is no interest in expulsion against you.
  • Your stay does not endanger or adversely affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • You have been placed in employment on the basis of a placement agreement between the Federal Employment Agency and the employment service of your country of origin.
  • The Federal Employment Agency has agreed to the exercise of employment in the desired occupational field if consent is required.

Consent is usually obtained from the Foreigners' Registration Office. This can be granted if certain conditions are met.

If you want to work in a regulated profession , you must meet the following requirements:

    • You can submit a specific job offer for qualified employment in the profession to be recognised after entry.
    • For employment in the desired occupational field, a professional license has already been issued, insofar as this is necessary.
    • You declare that after entering Germany, you will carry out the procedure for determining the equivalence of your foreign professional qualification and, if necessary, for the granting of the professional license at the competent recognition authority.

If you wish to work in a non-regulated profession , you must declare that after entering Germany, you will carry out the procedure for determining the equivalence of your foreign professional qualification at the competent authority.

  • You have the German language skills specified in the placement agreement, which usually correspond to level A2.

You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage without using public benefits.

Which documents are required?

  • Valid passport
  • Current biometric photo
  • Visa, if required
  • Proof of livelihood
  • Proof of foreign professional qualification
  • Lease
  • Proof of your health insurance
  • If applicable, professional practice permit
  • In the case of regulated professions: Concrete job offer for qualified employment in the profession to be recognised after entry
  • Proof of language skills (certificate)

What are the fees?

Issuance of residence permit: EUR 100,00

 

Under certain conditions, a fee reduction or fee exemption may be considered.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • The residence permit should be applied for at least eight weeks before the expiry of your visa, which is still valid.
  • Objection period: 1 month

Processing duration

about six to eight weeks

Applications / forms

  • Forms: Forms can be obtained from your immigration office, if necessary they are also offered online
  • Online procedure occasionally possible
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance necessary: yes

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Unit 64 (Aliens and Asylum Law)

Professionally released on

30.09.2020

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Sicherheit und Ordnung

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Ausländerbehörde
Telephone: 05931 44-0
responsible for:

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.