Approbation as a doctor

Anyone who wants to practice the profession as a doctor in Germany needs a separate professional qualification - the license to practice medicine or the temporary permit to practice the medical profession (professional license). The approbation represents the higher quality professional license.

Short CV Birth certificate, in the case of married persons also the marriage certificate proof of identity official certificate of good conduct not older than 1 month Declaration of whether judicial criminal proceedings or a public prosecutor's investigation is pending medical certificate not older than 1 month Certificate of medical examination

Form: Application for a licence to practise medicine/a professional licence as a doctor with training in a member state of the EU Form: Application for a licence to practise and to practise the profession for a limited period of time with training in a third country Online procedure possible: no Written form required: yes Personal appearance required: no

You have a degree in medicine. They are suitable for health. They are personally suitable. You have sufficient knowledge of the German language.
§§ 3 ff. Bundesärzteordnung (BÄO) Licensing Regulations for Physicians (ÄApprO)

Contact LAVG for granting of permits

You can apply for a licence to practise medicine in writing using the form provided: Download the form online and print it out. Fill in the form and add the necessary evidence. Submit the application documents to the LAVG. The LAVG then checks whether you meet all the requirements. You will receive a notification by post.

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