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Applying for a career qualification "Archive Service, Category 2, Second Entry Office" from abroad


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

  • History,
  • Law or
  • Information Sciences
  • or another suitable field of study

With the career qualification, you can be employed 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 archival state examination
  • Knowledge of a modern foreign language at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and basic knowledge of Latin
  • Proof of identity
  • Indication of your current place of residence
  • Tabular list of your completed courses of study and relevant gainful employment
  • Certificates obtained abroad
  • evidence of relevant professional experience or other evidence of formal qualifications, where these are or may be necessary for the purpose of establishing equivalence
  • Explanation of whether and to which body you have already submitted an application for a determination of equivalence,
  • Where applicable, decision on the determination

If further documents are required, the responsible body will contact you.

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

Up to EUR 600,00.

If recognition is made dependent on the completion of adaptation periods or performance assessments, further costs may arise. 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 (opposition proceedings, legal proceedings). The exact details can be found in the decisions of the competent authority.

Contact the Ministry of the Interior and Sport.

On the basis of your submitted documents, 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 submission of the complete documentation, you will be informed in writing by the competent body whether:

  • recognition takes place,
  • Deficits in qualification exist and therefore before recognition
  • compensatory measures are necessary, or
  • recognition cannot take place.

Ministry of the Interior and Sport

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