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If you wish to work permanently as a veterinarian or veterinarian in Germany, you must be approved for this activity.

Completed application form Copy of identity card or similar identification document Declaration that no criminal proceedings or public prosecutor's proceedings are pending against you. Medical certificate (not older than one month) which does not indicate that you are unsuitable for the proper exercise of the profession in terms of health. for proof of personal reliability: If you reside in Germany: Certificate of leadership If you are residing abroad: documents from your home country that prove your personal reliability. Curriculum vitae with focus on your previous professional activity Birth certificate possibly marriage certificate Certificates (e.g. diplomas) on the veterinary examination or proof of training of the respective EU/EEA country or Switzerland, or Proof of training and certificate from the competent authority of the State concerned on the equivalence of training Confirmation of registration of the respective city/municipality Proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language In order to verify personal reliability, the competent authority may request further documents. In addition, further proofs (e.g. proof of activity) may be required. Please check directly with the relevant body. Note: You must include foreign language documents in German translation. The translation must be carried out by an officially sworn interpreter of documents or an officially sworn interpreter of the certificate. Diplomas, certificates of veterinary training and proof of work must be presented in certified translation.


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The required forms are available for download on the website of the Giessen Government Office

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Preconditions
Approval can be granted if you have a degree in veterinary medicine. Approval can only be granted if the training is equivalent to a German university degree. If necessary, you will need to pass post-examination or knowledge tests. In addition, you must prove that you have not been guilty of any conduct that makes you unworthy or unreliable for the exercise of the veterinary profession, are suitable for the exercise of the veterinary profession from a health point of view, have the knowledge of the German language necessary for the pursuit of the profession. Veterinary training completed in one of the other EU/EEA countries or in Switzerland is equivalent to training in Germany. The equivalence of training must be demonstrated.
You must submit the application for approval in writing to the competent authority. You must sign it by hand or provide it with a qualified electronic signature. The application must contain the indication that you wish to pursue your professional activity in Hesse. You will be notified within 4 weeks whether your application is complete or whether you need to submit further documents. After approval, you will be served with a certificate of approval. You must submit the application for approval in writing to the competent authority. You must sign it by hand or provide it with a qualified electronic signature. The application must contain the indication that you wish to pursue your professional activity in Hesse. The necessary forms are available for download or you can obtain them from the relevant authority. You will be notified within 4 weeks whether your application is complete or whether you need to submit further documents. After approval, you will be served with a certificate of approval. Comprehensive information can be found on the website of the Giessen Regional Council - Veterinary Approval

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