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Residence permit for the purpose of training Is granted for the purpose of taking an examination for the recognition of a foreign professional qualification

If your foreign professional qualification cannot yet be recognised in Germany and only requires an examination for recognition, then you can obtain a residence permit for the examination alone.

The concept of examination covers examinations necessary to establish the equivalence of the foreign professional qualification with a national professional qualification and in a profession regulated in Germany for the grant of the right to practise or for the granting of the power to hold a professional title. This includes language and technical examinations. It is also possible to take several tests.

If you are to attend an examination preparation course before taking the exam, you can obtain a residence permit for the implementation of a qualification measure for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications.

You must prove your language skills to the immigration authorities if the proof of language skills is not the subject of your examination.

The residence permit for taking an examination for the recognition of a foreign professional qualification does notentitle you to work.

The residence permit for the examination for the recognition of a foreign professional qualification is a temporary residence permit. it is granted for the duration of the examination procedure. This covers the period from the examination to the publication of the examination or the issue of a decision of the competent authority which concludes the procedure.

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

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