Recognition of foreign documents

Do you have a foreign qualification? Or would you like to have the authenticity of a foreign document confirmed?

Here you can find out how to proceed.

Foreign professional qualifications

Zwei Stempeln sind auf einem Dokument positioniert, das auf einem Tisch liegt.
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Foreign Professional Qualifications

You're a trained professional from abroad? You may need to get your qualifications recognised.

Hochschulabsolventen feiern ihren Abschluss.
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Recognition of Foreign Academic Degrees

Find advice on determining the German equivalent of your foreign academic degree.

Eine Frau lächelt einen Mann an. Sie zeigt ihm einige Dokumente.
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Compensation of costs and Consultation

Costs may be incurred for the certificate evaluation at the ZAB and for any translations. Reimbursement of costs or funding is possible under certain conditions.


Certificates and school diplomas

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Public certificates

Confirmation of foreign certificates

Find out how to have your foreign documents officially authenticated.

Ein Diplom mit einer Schleife ist an einen Stapel Bücher gelehnt.
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Recognition of foreign school certificates

School certificates obtained abroad may have to be evaluated because of the entry into apprenticeship or employment or for further education.