Approval Grant Of doctor from EU/EEA/Switzerland

In order to be able to work as a doctor in Germany without restriction, you need the approval. The approval is the state admission to the profession. Approval is necessary because the profession in Germany is regulated by precise regulations. This means that you cannot work independently as a doctor without approval. You can also obtain a certificate in Germany with a professional qualification from a country of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. The approval is granted to you by the LAVG if your medical training is affected by automatic recognition or in special cases is equivalent to the German training. Equivalence shall be reviewed in specific cases in the recognition procedure. A professional qualification from the EU, the EEA or Switzerland is usually automatically recognised when you apply for an application for an application. However, there may also be deviations from this rule. It depends on the state in which they have completed their training and at what time. If you have started your vocational training after the EU/EEA accession of your training country, your professional qualification will be automatically recognised. Then the recognition procedure is shortened. If your professional qualification is not from the EU, the EEA or Switzerland, different rules apply. You can also apply for the procedure from abroad.

Section 39 (1) ÄApprO Short CV Birth certificate, in the case of married persons also the proof of identity (identity card or passport in an officially certified copy) official certificate of leadership not older than 1 month Explanation of whether a judicial or public prosecutor's investigation is pending medical certificate not older than 1 month Certificate of medical examination Section 3 (6) BÄO Proof tabular list of the completed training courses and of the activities carried out officially certified copy of the qualifications or the proof of training which entitles you to take up the relevant profession, and where applicable, a certificate of professional experience acquired by you Certificate of leadership from the country of origin or training not older than 3 months medical certificate not older than 3 months Certificate issued by the competent authorities of the home Member State showing that the evidence of the required training conditions is in line with the evidence required by the Directive in cases of paragraph 2 (no automatic recognition) or paragraph 3 (third country), additional evidence, in order to be able to determine whether the Training has significant differences from the training regulated by this Law and the ÄApprO pursuant to No. 7 of Section 3 (6) of the BÄO: Documents on this, whether the training course in the institution concerned by the Training institution of the issuing Member State has been officially certified, whether the exhibited Proof of training to the equivalent to which it was awarded if the training course is completely in the Issuing Member State would have been completed, and whether the proof of training in the territory of the issuing Member State the same professional rights. The LAVG will tell you which documents you need to submit in the original or as a copy. If your documents are not available in German, you must submit German translations of your documents. The translations must be made by translators who are publicly appointed or authorised. Please ask the LASV if you need to submit further documents.


Form: Application for authorisation/professional licence as a doctor with training in an EU Member State Online procedure possible: no Written form required: yes Personal appearance necessary: no

Preconditions
You have a professional qualification as a doctor from the EU, the EEA or Switzerland. They are suitable for health as a doctor or doctor. They are reliable and worthy of work as a doctor and have no criminal record. You have the necessary knowledge of German for the job. These are general language skills at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and Medical Language Skills at level C1.

Hints
Proof of language skills The prerequisite for approval is general German language skills at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER). You can also submit the required proof of language during the approval process. In addition, you must take a medical language test at c1 (GER) level during the approval procedure. The LAVG does not grant a certificate or a professional licence without proof of specialist language knowledge at level C1 (GER).
Section 3 et seq. Of the Federal Medical Regulations Section 36 et seq. Approval Regulations for Doctors

Information on the recognition of foreign professional qualifications on "Recognition in Germany" There are numerous counselling services. These can be found on recognition in Germany . Information on the recognition of foreign professional qualifications on the BQ portal Financial assistance in the recognition process Information on the Single Contact Single contact persons in Germany Publicly appointed translators in Germany Information on German skills in academic medical professions Contact LAVG for permission

You can apply in writing with the form available for obtaining an approval as a doctor with a degree from the EU/EEA/Switzerland: Download and print the form online. Fill in the form and add the necessary evidence. Submit the application documents to the LAVG. The LAVG then checks whether you meet all requirements. Automatic recognition As a rule, the automatic recognition procedure applies if you have started your vocational training after the EU/EEA accession of your training country. This means that if you also meet all other requirements, your professional qualification will be recognised without an individual examination of equivalence. Certificate Vocational training that you started before your country of education (or does not comply with the legal designations) you started before your EU/EEA accession can also be recognised automatically. To do so, you must present a certificate from the competent authority of your training country that your professional qualification complies with the EU minimum standards ("Certificate of Conformity"). If your professional qualification does not meet the minimum standards, you must prove your professional practice. You must have worked as a doctor in the country of origin for 3 consecutive years in the last 5 years prior to the application. This must be confirmed by the authority of your country of origin. Examination of equivalence If you are unable to present a certificate of conformity or do not have enough professional practice, the LAVG will check your training individually. The LAVG compares your professional qualification from abroad with the German professional qualification as a doctor. The LAVG checks whether your professional qualification is equivalent. The professional qualification is equivalent if there are no significant differences between your foreign professional qualification and the German professional qualification. Possible results of the test If your professional qualification is equivalent, the LAVG recognises your foreign professional qualification. The LAVG can confirm the result in writing. You have to meet the other requirements and prove your language skills. Then you will be granted the approval as a doctor. If the LAVG finds significant differences, you can make up for the differences through your professional practice and other knowledge and skills (lifelong learning). You must prove your professional practice. Knowledge and skills must be certified by an authority of your country of origin. However, this knowledge may not be sufficient. You cannot then compensate for the main differences. Your foreign professional qualification will not be recognised. The LAVG gives you the main differences in writing and why you cannot compensate for the essential differences with your professional practice. You may not work as a doctor. In order to prove equivalent knowledge, you must take an aptitude test in this case. If you pass the aptitude test (and meet all other requirements), you will receive the approval. Aptitude test If your professional qualification is not equivalent, you can take an aptitude test. In the aptitude test, one examines the main differences in your professional qualification. The aptitude test is an oral-practical examination with patient presentation. The contents and the exact procedure of the examination are regulated by law. If you pass the aptitude test, you will be granted a certificate of approval as a doctor. You must also meet the additional requirements and demonstrate your language skills.

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Last update or date of publication
02.10.2019