Downloads and links

You can download guides and various fact sheets on recruiting international co-workers in PDF format here. We have also compiled some useful links to further information and support about qualified professionals from abroad.

You will find further information sorted by theme in alphabetic order here...

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Recognition of foreign qualifications

Recognition of qualifications in Germany

Recognition finder (German, English and other languages)

Federal Recognition Act (PDF)

The EU Recognition Directive
(German, English)

Länder regulations (German, English)

Financial aid for the recognition procedure (German)

 

Federal Employment Agency (PDF)

Fact sheet on employing foreigners from third states undergoing the recognition procedure, pursuant to Section 17a of the Residence Act

 

The information portal for foreign professional qualifications – BQ Portal (PDF)

Information on foreign professional qualifications and professional training systems (German, English)

Graphic showing the recognition procedure (German, English)

Checklist of required documents 
(German)

 

The Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB)

Recognition of foreign diplomas (German)

 

European Commission

Database of regulated professions (German, English)

 

Network IQ

 “Integration through Qualification (IQ)” programme (German, English)

 

Make it in Germany

Recognition of foreign qualifications

 

 “Unternehmen Berufsanerkennung” project team

Information about the recognition of professional qualification (German)

 

 “Unternehmen Berufsanerkennung” project team (PDF)

For companies of Industry or Commerce: Question and answers on recognition of professional qualification (German)

Craft companies: Question and answers on recognition of professional qualification (German)

For companies of Industry or Commerce: checklist to put into practise (German)

Craft companies: checklist to put into practise (German)

 

KOFA (centre of excellence for securing a supply of qualified professionals) (PDF)

Recognition of vocational credentials

Apprentices

KOFA (centre of excellence for securing a supply of qualified professionals)

Apprentices from Europe – finding exactly the right young international recruits for your company

Recommendations for training young Europeans (PDF)

 

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (PDF)

Information on the program “Passgenaue Besetzung”

Expatriates / International staff exchanges

Language training

Goethe-Institut

List of available German courses (German, English)

KOFA (centre of excellence for securing a supply of qualified professionals)

Recommended action for vocational language training

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Learn German for the workplace (German, English)

Flyer “Learn German for the workplace” (German, English)

 

 

 

Support in everyday life

Welcoming culture in companies

KOFA (centre of excellence for securing a supply of qualified professionals)

Recommendations on diversity management for businesses

 

Diversity Charter

Introducing diversity management in businesses (German, English)

 

International Society for Diversity Management

Diversity management missions and services (German, English)

Recommendations on how to implement an “in-company further training” (English)