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You enter your place of residence or the place where you want to contact the administration or use the location sensing.

Enter words here that describe what you are looking for (e.B. cut a tree) or a matter for citizens and companies (e.B. house construction, marriage).
Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Applying for a residence permit for the recognition of the professional qualification during employment


They can obtain a residence permit for the recognition of a qualification measure if they intend to work in a non-regulated profession in order to compensate for the identified deficits in the context of qualified employment. Non-regulated professions are professions without certain government requirements for their exercise. This means that there is no professional license that would be necessary to work in the profession.

The Federal Employment Agency must agree to the exercise of employment. Within the framework of the consent, it examines, among other things, whether the employment does not take place under less favourable working conditions than the employment of comparable domestic employees.

The residence permit for the recognition of the professional qualification during employment is a temporary residence permit. It shall be granted for a period of two years.

  • You have a recognized and valid passport or passport substitute and, if necessary for entry - a dedicated visa.
  • There is no interest in expulsion against you.
  • Your stay does not endanger or adversely affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • The body responsible for the recognition of your professional qualification in Germany has issued a decision stating that you lack skills, knowledge and abilities predominantly in operational practice.
  • You have at least German language skills at level A2
  • A concrete job offer is available.
  • Your future employer has provided an employment contract guarantee that it will enable you to gain professional recognition during your stay in Germany.
  • The Federal Employment Agency has agreed to the exercise of the employment (the consent is usually obtained from the Foreigners' Registration Office).
  • You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage without using public benefits.
  • Valid passport
  • Current biometric photo
  • Visa, if required
  • Deficit decision of the Recognition Authority
  • Proof of at least sufficient German language skills at level A 2 by presenting a language certificate
  • Concrete job offer (proof by the declaration of employment relationship, see under "Further information")
  • Proof of livelihood
  • Lease
  • Proof of your health insurance

Issuance of residence permit: EUR 100,00


Under certain conditions, a fee reduction or fee exemption may be considered.

  • The residence permit should be applied for at least eight weeks before the expiry of your visa, which is still valid.
  • Objection period: 1 month

about six to eight weeks.

The immigration authority responsible for the applicant's place of residence

  • Forms: Forms can be obtained from your immigration office, if necessary they are also offered online
  • Online procedure occasionally possible
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance necessary: yes

The residence permit must be applied for at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence. The procedure is as follows:

  • Depending on the foreigners' registration office and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your immigration office offers the electronic application for a residence permit.
  • If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the Foreigners' Registration Office. During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your proofs will be checked (bring them with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the production of an electronic residence permit (eATCard).
  • In the event of an electronic application, the Foreigners' Registration Office will contact you after receipt of your online application in order to make an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration Office if necessary. During the appointment, your proofs will be checked (bring them to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the production of the electronic residence permit (eAT card).
  • If your application is granted, the Foreigners' Registration Office will arrange for the eATKarte to be produced.
  • After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT Card at the Foreigners' Registration Office.
  • The eATKarte must always be collected in person.
  • Fees apply for issuing the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority

Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs

of the State of Brandenburg

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