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Residence permit for the purpose of training Grant for the implementation of a training measure with employment

They may obtain a residence permit for the implementation of a qualification measure if a recognition procedure has been carried out at a body responsible for the recognition of professional qualifications in Germany and the recognition body has established that the qualification measures for the

  • Determination of the equivalence of your foreign professional qualification with a domestic professional qualification or
  • for the granting of a professional licence (access to the profession) in a profession regulated in Germany


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

Qualification measures include adaptation and compensatory measures in theoretical and practical form (in-company internships, theoretical courses, mixed forms), preparation courses for examinations and language courses.

They may, in addition to the implementation of a training measure, carry out temporary employment if the intended activity during the recognition procedure is linked to the professional knowledge required in subsequent employment. Such a connection exists.B, for example, if you want to have your foreign doctor training recognised and want to work as a nursing assistant during the qualification measure or if you already want to work as a bricklayer or as a construction assistant during the qualification measure for the mason.

For regulated professions, a professional licence must be issued or promised. The professional licence includes the professional right to practise and the granting of a licence to hold the professional title.

The residence permit for the implementation of a qualification measure with employment is a temporary residence permit. It shall be granted for the duration of the qualification measure, but not more than 18 months.

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

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