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Foreign professional qualification Recognition under federal law

In addition to the regulated professions , there are also others that are regulated by a federal law. If you need recognition for these, you can contact the competent body directly and submit an electronic application.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Point of Single Contact of the State of Lower Saxony, insofar as you wish to work in the Federal State of Lower Saxony .
For recognition in another federal state , use the recognition finder in the information portal "Recognition in Germany".

Which documents are required?

Documents are required. These depend on the professional qualification to be recognised. Please contact the competent authority.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed. The deadline for submitting the application begins with the confirmation of the competent authority that the required documents are complete.

Applications / forms

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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