Counselling on professional recognition

If you have a foreign qualification and live in the Munich area, we can advise you on your possibilities of recognition in Germany.

Our Advisory Service

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  • We advise on the possibilities of professional recognition.
  • We inform about the competent recognition authorities.
  • We provide information on financial assistance for professional recognition.
  • We support while submitting your application.
  • We accompany during the recognition procedure.
  • We explain recognition results and point out further options.

The Advisory Service for Recognition of Foreign Qualifications can counsel you by phone, e-mail, in person and online. Please mark the respective box in the counselling form.

How to get advice

  1. Submit the completed consultation form to the following e-mail address:
  2. You will receive an e-mail confirming that your form has arrived.
  3. The Advisory Service will contact you. Please note that there might be longer waiting periods.

The Advisory Service for Recognition of Foreign Qualifications provides counselling on professional recognition. We are not a recognition authority. The service is available for citizens who live in the Munich area.


  • Completed foreign professional qualification (studies or training).
  • Residence in Munich and in the districts of Munich, Ebersberg, Erding, Freising, Dachau, Fürstenfeldbruck and Starnberg.

Required documents

  • Diploma of your qualification
  • List of subjects and grades of your qualification
  • If you have worked in your profession:
    ask for job references. These should state your detailed tasks, your working hours per week and all the responsibilities you fulfilled.


German language skills

  • In pedagogical professions you need at least German language skills of a B2 level.

  • In medical professions, you need at least German language skills of a B2 level.

  • We also recommend a good knowledge of German for all other professions.


Questions & Answers

We will do our best to contact you as quickly as possible.

You can prepare these topics beforehand:

Financing the costs of professional recognition

  1. If you are registered with the Arbeitsagentur or the Jobcenter:
    Please ask for the cost coverage.
  2. If you do not receive money from Arbeitsagentur or the Jobcenter:
    Find out about funding through the recognition grant .


If you would like to have a school certificate recognised for a vocational training, please contact the Landesamt für Schule .


If you would like to continue your studies, please contact your college or university of choice.

If you would like personal advice on the options of your professional development, please contact the Städtische Weiterbildungsberatung .


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