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Hamburg Welcome Center Recognition of Qualifications

We help with the recognition of foreign qualifications and provide information on the Recognition Act.


Recognition of Qualifications

We advise you if you have completed an educational or professional qualification abroad.

  • We inform you on how your degree can be recognized in Germany and which body is responsible for this.
  • The recognition procedure costs money. We inform you about possible financial aid, such as the scholarship program of the city of Hamburg.
  • If you have a letter of recognition (Anerkennungsbescheid), we will be happy to answer your questions.
  • We clarify whether you need a further qualification in order to acquire the final recognition.
  • We also provide advice on immigration law issues related to the recognition of foreign educational and professional qualifications.

If possible, advice is given in the language of the person seeking the advice, if necessary with the help of interpreters.

Would you like to get in touch with us? If so, please contact our Welcome Desk: