Single point of contact for professional recognition, health professions

Important notes


  • Application + questionnaire (original)
  • Diploma / certificate (original or certified copy + translation)
  • If applicable, certificate of conformity (original or certified copy)
  • CV (with details from / to, with original signature)
  • Confirmation of registration or proof of employment or declaration of intent that the profession is to be practiced in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in the future
  • Passport / ID (copy)
  • Possibly. marriage certificate
  • Proof of work (if available)
  • Proof of hours / proof of theoretical and practical training
  • Power of attorney, if applicable (original)
  • If necessary, confirmation of assumption of costs (original)

For the issuance of the certificate after completion of the recognition procedure, the following are also required:

  • Medical certificate
  • criminal record
  • Proof of German language skills B2 (original or certified copy)

Documents required

(see requirements)

Please note



No deadlines for applicants; If an aptitude test or knowledge test is not passed, it must be repeated within one year

Procedure & Fees

Processing time

After submitting all necessary evidence, a maximum of 3 - 4 months


There are fees for the recognition procedure, depending on the effort, of up to 600 euros, plus additional costs for aptitude or knowledge tests, adaptation courses or expert reports.

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