Approval as a doctor Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Anyone wishing to practise the profession of doctor in Germany requires a separate professional qualification: a licence or a professional licence. Approval is the more comprehensive professional approval and is granted by the competent authority.

Documents are required. Please contact the appropriate body.


  • The approval is subject to various conditions, which are based on
    • successful degree in Germany or equivalent training abroad,

    • nationality as well as

    • personal and health suitability for the exercise of the profession.


Applying abroad in a health profession:

A Certificate of Good Standing (future: Certificate of Current Professional Status) is usually required for the exercise of the profession of a doctor abroad. This certificate is issued by the competent authority, provided that you last worked in Lower Saxony in your profession.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

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