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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a career qualification "Archives Service, Career Group 2, Second Entry Office" from abroad


If you have obtained a master's degree or equivalent degree in the following fields abroad, you can apply for the career qualification "Archives Service, Career Group 2, Second Entry Office" under certain conditions:

  • Historical sciences,
  • jurisprudence or
  • Information sciences
  • or another suitable field of study

With the career qualification, you can be hired as a civil servant.

  • Master's degree or equivalent degree in history, law, information science or other appropriate disciplines,
  • Subsequent internal administrative studies, which are comparable to the preparatory service with an archival state examination
  • Knowledge of a modern foreign language at least at level B 2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and basic knowledge of the Latin language
  • Proof of identity
  • Indication of your current place of residence
  • Tabular list of the courses of study you have completed and the relevant gainful employment you have carried out
  • Certificates of study acquired abroad
  • evidence of relevant professional experience or other evidence of formal qualifications, where such evidence is or may be necessary for the determination of equivalence
  • Declaration as to whether and to which body you have already submitted an application for a determination of equivalence,
  • If applicable, a decision on the determination

If further documents are required, the competent authority will contact you.

As a rule, all documents must be submitted in German as an original or as a certified copy. If the documents are written in another language, you may also need a translation by a publicly appointed (sworn) translator. Please contact the competent authority.

Up to EUR 600.00.

Insofar as recognition is made dependent on the completion of adaptation courses or performance assessments, further costs may be incurred. Information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.

If you do not agree with the decision of the competent authority, you are free to appeal under the Code of Administrative Court Procedure (objection proceedings, legal proceedings). The exact details can be found in the notices of the competent authority.

Contact the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Sports.

On the basis of the documents you have submitted, the competent authority will check whether and to what extent your foreign qualification meets the German qualification requirements for the career, for example on the basis of the content and duration of the training, relevant professional experience or other qualifications.

Within 3 months of submitting the complete documents, you will be informed in writing by the competent authority whether:

  • recognition is granted,
  • there are deficiencies in the qualification and therefore before recognition
  • compensatory measures are necessary, or
  • recognition cannot take place.

Ministry of the Interior and Sports

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Ministerium für Inneres und Sport
Halberstädter Straße 2, am 'Platz des 17. Juni'
39112 Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt
0391 567-5504
0391 567-5519
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