Approval as a doctor for persons from outside the EU Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Doctors who have completed their training within the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland can apply for an approval.

  • Request for approval
  • Declaration on impunity
  • Medical certificate
    • a doctor practising in Germany or a consultant doctor of the German Embassy on site
    • not older than 3 months
  • Tabular and chronological CV (handwritten)
    • The aim is to determine the exact course of study, career development and other periods up to
      presented today.
  • If you reside in Germany:
    • Official management certificate Document type 0
      • not older than 1 month
      • Purpose "Approbation BÄO"
  • If you are currently or presently residing abroad:
    • Up-to-date certification by the police or judicial authorities of the country of origin that no judicial proceedings are pending
  • Proof of identity, e.g. passport or, if available, copy of the EU Blue Card (Blue Card)
  • Commitment to recruitment or continued employment
    • written opinion of the future employer indicating the exact period of employment, or
    • Copy of the employment contract
  • Evidence of the German language required for the medical practice:
    • Certificate of a language institute on a successfully completed language examination at at least B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference
    • Take a technical language exam
  • Evidence of completed medical training, depending on the country of training by:
    • Diploma, certificates and other qualifications which are used for the unrestricted exercise of their profession in the country of training
  • IF necessary, eu certificate of conformity
    • Certificate issued by the competent body of the training country (within eu/EEA/Switzerland) showing that medical training meets the minimum requirements of the
      Article 24 of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications corresponds to
  • if applicable, EU certificate of acquired rights
    • Certificate from the competent body of the State (within eu/EEA/Switzerland) in which the medical profession has been practised so far that you have been in fact, lawfully and unrestrictedly, for at least three years during the five years prior to the issue of the certificate, in accordance with Article 23 of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications
  • Certificate of Good Standing
    • Certificate of safety by the competent authority of the State in which the medical profession has hitherto been practised. It must be clear from this that no professional or supervisory proceedings are pending against you which result in your unworthiness or unreliability in the exercise of the medical profession. This is not applicable if the medical profession has never been practised.
  • German translations of all foreign language documents

The original documents must be attached as scans and, if necessary, submitted by paper upon request in the original or in a certified copy.

For the foreign documents proving the completed medical training, confirmation of the authenticity of the original documents by the Hague Apostille or by legalization by the German Embassy is required.

The competent authority may, if necessary, request further documents.

Related Links

  • Richtlinie 2005/36/EG über die Anerkennung von Berufsqualifikationen


  • Proof of completed medical training
  • Proof of required language skills

Related Links

  • Richtlinie 2005/36/EG über die Anerkennung von Berufsqualifikationen

Due to the large number of applications received, the procedures are expected to take longer to process. Since no prior inspection of the documents can be carried out, we kindly ask you to refrain from requests for progress.

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