Recognition of foreign degrees

Recognition of foreign degrees and driving licenses

Gardé Ambulanter Pflegedienst GmbH is constantly responding to the ever-growing need for caregivers. As an open minded company, we were one of the first to look abroad for young, willing people with a desire to work as a caregiver.

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Legal requirements apply according to which foreign degrees are recognized in the health and care professions.

The following requirements must be met by immigrants wishing to work in care:

  • Education: Health or nursing profession

    A completed education in a health or nursing profession

  • Recognition of specialized training

    Recognition of specialized training in the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LAGeSo) Berlin

  • Requirements for recognition

    Prerequisites for the recognition of a diploma / specialized training in LAGeSo:

    The following documents are required in each case for the granting of the certificate of professional title:

    1. Written application for the certificate of professional title (please use the form of the LAGeSo).
    2. Tabular and chronological current curriculum vitae (with signature and date) with details of the completed training course, the professional career and other skills until today.
    3. Proof of identity (passport or identity card).
    4. Birth certificate (possibly a certificate of name change, such as a marriage certificate).
    5. Current official certificate of good conduct from the Federal Republic of Germany (document type 0, this must be applied for at the Bürgeramt (local City Hall) and may not be older than one month.) Also you need to have a state “permission to use the professional title”, so that an immediate assignment to the application is guaranteed) , From abroad the certificate of good conduct can be applied for under the following link https://www.bundesjustizamt.de/DE/Themen/Buergerdienste/BZR/Ausland/Antrag/FAQ_node.html.
    6. Current certificate of good conduct issued by the police or judicial authorities of the home country and, if applicable, of the training country, which may not be more than three months old.
    7. Current criminal declarations (self-declaration, please use printed form) of the claimant that no prosecution or judicial criminal proceedings or pre-trial proceedings against you are pending. The declaration can not be older than three months.
    8. Certificate of good standing from the competent authority of the country in which the medical profession was practiced (not older than 3 months).
    9. Medical certificate (please use printed form), issued by a medical practitioner admitted in Germany, which must not have been issued earlier than one month prior to the submission stating that the applicant is not from a health point of view to practice the profession incapable or unsuitable (please use form, http://www.berlin.de/lageso).
    10. Proof (s) of the completed training with indication of the professional title
      • the evidence of formal qualifications under Directive 2005/36 / EC (including, depending on the country of formation, diploma, certificates and other qualifications) which entitle the applicant to pursue an unrestricted profession in the country or, if applicable, home country.
      • Certificate of conformity (certificate from the competent authority of the training country that the training corresponds to the minimum requirements of EU Directive 2005/36 / EC.
      • An EU certificate of so-called acquired rights (attestation from the competent authority of the home Member State proving that there has been evidence of the abovementioned profession for at least three years without interruption, in fact and lawfully (EU Directive 2005/36 / EC) was exercised.
      • Subject and lesson overview of the respective training, provided that this has been started before the acc. EU Directive 2005/36 / EC and / or finalized for your training country (overview of the study and examination subjects, divided into theoretical and practical parts, indicating the hours and weeks)
      • Proof of previous occupational activities in the o.g. Occupation – professional experience (eg workbook, detailed references of previous employers, extensive training).
    11. Proof of the for the o.g. Professional practice required knowledge of the German language:
      • German language skills – Level B 2 (certificate from Goetheinstitut, Telc or TestDaf, not older than 3 years);
      • Note: for speech therapists, knowledge of the German language must be demonstrated at level C 1 (certificate from Goetheinstitut, Telc or TestDaf, not older than 3 years).
    12. Proof of jurisdiction in the state of Berlin:
      • Employer’s certificate (confirmation of employment) about a job in the state of Berlin or
      • current register of residence records of the main residence / habitual residence (within the meaning of § 3 of the Administrative Procedure Act) in the state of Berlin.

    If no professional experience is available, a knowledge test must be taken in Germany.

  • Caution

    If you have completed your training for a medical profession in a THIRD COUNTRY , the following points instead of the above mentioned points 10.-12. to note:

    1. Proof (s) of the completed training with indication of the professional title Depending on the state of education, this includes diplomas, certificates and other qualifications that entitle the student to complete an unrestricted profession in the training country or, if applicable, home country.
      • An overview of the individual training subjects with details of the beginning and the end of the training as well as the training and examination subjects, divided into theoretical and practical parts (with indication of the hours and weeks)
      • Proof of previous professional activities – professional experience (eg workbook, detailed references of previous employers, extensive training).
    2. Proof of German proficiency required for practicing the profession: German language skills – Level B 2 (certificate from Goetheinstitut, Telc or TestDaf, not older than 3 years);
    3. Note: for speech therapists, knowledge of the German language must be demonstrated at level C 1 (certificate from Goetheinstitut, Telc or TestDaf, not older than 3 years).
    4. Proof of jurisdiction in the state of Berlin:
      • Employer’s certificate (confirmation of employment) about a job in the state of Berlin or
      • current register of residence records of the main residence / habitual residence (within the meaning of § 3 of the Administrative Procedure Act) in the state of Berlin.
  • Notes for all foreign diplomas

    The application documents must always be submitted in the original with a simple copy or in an officially certified copy. To certify copies in principle the citizen offices are authorized in Berlin as well as each authority within their material jurisdiction and notaries. Abroad, the German diplomatic missions (embassy, ​​consulate) are responsible for this. Certifications from other institutions or from translators are generally not recognized.

    • In most cases, for foreign documents proving the completed training (subjects and hours, certificates, diploma or all documents listed under point 10) the confirmation of the authenticity of the original certificates by the Hague Apostille or by the legalization by the German Embassy required. Further information can be found in the leaflet on foreign public documents for use in Germany of the Foreign Office.
    • In the case when documents are not written in German language, an official translation must be attached in addition to the foreign-language documents which, if possible, should be produced by a translator who has been sworn publicly in Germany. If the translation is to be made abroad, it must be produced by the translator named by the respective German diplomatic mission. Frequently, lists are posted on the Internet at the responsible foreign representation.
    • According to the Ordinance on the Charges for Health and Social Welfare and Occupational Health and Consumer Protection (GesSozArbVGebO), the granting of state permission is subject to a fee.The amount of the fee depends on the current version of the ordinance. The certificate is chargeable, the fee is at least 164,00 € for the examination of training outside the EU
  • Application

    We recommend to send the documents by post to the address given in the application form. Due to the large amount of incoming applications, the average processing time is several months. If other sites, such as the central office for foreign education in Bonn, the total duration of the processing can be further delayed.

    Office Building:

    Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales Berlin
    (State Office for Health and Social Affairs Berlin)
    Fehrbelliner Platz 1
    10707 Berlin

Source: http://www.berlin.de/lageso/gesundheit/berufe-im-gesundheitswesen/nicht-akademisch/artikel.661890.php

Gardé Home Care Service supports immigrant professionals as much as possible:

  • Help with registration at the registration office, health insurance, pension insurance (SV number), bank, the tax office (tax ID)
  • Provision of housing for a period of 6 to 12 months
  • Help with finding a flat
  • Reimbursement of removal and registration costs after passing the B2 language test
  • Accompaniment and support in the recognition process

Recognition of foreign driving licenses

Especially in outpatient care, it is important to be mobile and to reach patients quickly and effectively by car.

  • All driving licenses from EU or EEA countries entitle you to drive a motor vehicle in Germany. You don’t have to explicitly rewrite it into a German driver’s license document – but if you want to do so, that’s possible.
  • Driving licenses from other states are valid for six months from the determination of a German residence – the exchange in a German driver’s license is after then mandatory, if you want to continue driving.

Gardé Ambulanter Pflegedienst strongly promotes foreign applicants, who want to start a career as a caregiver. Due to the far-reaching support of building up a new life in Berlin barriers of fear can quickly be reduced.

Recognition of foreign degrees

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Recognition of foreign degrees and driving licenses

Gardé Ambulanter Pflegedienst GmbH is constantly responding to the ever-growing need for caregivers. As an open minded company, we were one of the first to look abroad for young, willing people with a desire to work as a caregiver.

Legal requirements apply according to which foreign degrees are recognized in the health and care professions.

The following requirements must be met by immigrants wishing to work in care:

  • Education: Health or nursing profession

A completed education in a health or nursing profession

  • Recognition of specialized training

Recognition of specialized training in the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LAGeSo) Berlin

  • Requirements for recognition

Prerequisites for the recognition of a diploma / specialized training in LAGeSo:

The following documents are required in each case for the granting of the certificate of professional title:

    1. Written application for the certificate of professional title (please use the form of the LAGeSo).
    2. Tabular and chronological current curriculum vitae (with signature and date) with details of the completed training course, the professional career and other skills until today.
    3. Proof of identity (passport or identity card).
    4. Birth certificate (possibly a certificate of name change, such as a marriage certificate).
    5. Current official certificate of good conduct from the Federal Republic of Germany (document type 0, this must be applied for at the Bürgeramt (local City Hall) and may not be older than one month.) Also you need to have a state “permission to use the professional title”, so that an immediate assignment to the application is guaranteed) , From abroad the certificate of good conduct can be applied for under the following link https://www.bundesjustizamt.de/DE/Themen/Buergerdienste/BZR/Ausland/Antrag/FAQ_node.html.
    6. Current certificate of good conduct issued by the police or judicial authorities of the home country and, if applicable, of the training country, which may not be more than three months old.
    7. Current criminal declarations (self-declaration, please use printed form) of the claimant that no prosecution or judicial criminal proceedings or pre-trial proceedings against you are pending. The declaration can not be older than three months.
    8. Certificate of good standing from the competent authority of the country in which the medical profession was practiced (not older than 3 months).
    9. Medical certificate (please use printed form), issued by a medical practitioner admitted in Germany, which must not have been issued earlier than one month prior to the submission stating that the applicant is not from a health point of view to practice the profession incapable or unsuitable (please use form, http://www.berlin.de/lageso).
    10. Proof (s) of the completed training with indication of the professional title
      • the evidence of formal qualifications under Directive 2005/36 / EC (including, depending on the country of formation, diploma, certificates and other qualifications) which entitle the applicant to pursue an unrestricted profession in the country or, if applicable, home country.
      • Certificate of conformity (certificate from the competent authority of the training country that the training corresponds to the minimum requirements of EU Directive 2005/36 / EC.
      • An EU certificate of so-called acquired rights (attestation from the competent authority of the home Member State proving that there has been evidence of the abovementioned profession for at least three years without interruption, in fact and lawfully (EU Directive 2005/36 / EC) was exercised.
      • Subject and lesson overview of the respective training, provided that this has been started before the acc. EU Directive 2005/36 / EC and / or finalized for your training country (overview of the study and examination subjects, divided into theoretical and practical parts, indicating the hours and weeks)
      • Proof of previous occupational activities in the o.g. Occupation – professional experience (eg workbook, detailed references of previous employers, extensive training).
    11. Proof of the for the o.g. Professional practice required knowledge of the German language:
      • German language skills – Level B 2 (certificate from Goetheinstitut, Telc or TestDaf, not older than 3 years);
      • Note: for speech therapists, knowledge of the German language must be demonstrated at level C 1 (certificate from Goetheinstitut, Telc or TestDaf, not older than 3 years).
    12. Proof of jurisdiction in the state of Berlin:
      • Employer’s certificate (confirmation of employment) about a job in the state of Berlin or
      • current register of residence records of the main residence / habitual residence (within the meaning of § 3 of the Administrative Procedure Act) in the state of Berlin.

If no professional experience is available, a knowledge test must be taken in Germany.

  • Caution

If you have completed your training for a medical profession in a THIRD COUNTRY , the following points instead of the above mentioned points 10.-12. to note:

    1. Proof (s) of the completed training with indication of the professional title
      Depending on the state of education, this includes diplomas, certificates and other qualifications that entitle the student to complete an unrestricted profession in the training country or, if applicable, home country.

      • An overview of the individual training subjects with details of the beginning and the end of the training as well as the training and examination subjects, divided into theoretical and practical parts (with indication of the hours and weeks)
      • Proof of previous professional activities – professional experience (eg workbook, detailed references of previous employers, extensive training).
    2. Proof of German proficiency required for practicing the profession: German language skills – Level B 2 (certificate from Goetheinstitut, Telc or TestDaf, not older than 3 years);
    3. Note: for speech therapists, knowledge of the German language must be demonstrated at level C 1 (certificate from Goetheinstitut, Telc or TestDaf, not older than 3 years).
    4. Proof of jurisdiction in the state of Berlin:
      • Employer’s certificate (confirmation of employment) about a job in the state of Berlin or
      • current register of residence records of the main residence / habitual residence (within the meaning of § 3 of the Administrative Procedure Act) in the state of Berlin.
  • Notes for all foreign diplomas

The application documents must always be submitted in the original with a simple copy or in an officially certified copy. To certify copies in principle the citizen offices are authorized in Berlin as well as each authority within their material jurisdiction and notaries. Abroad, the German diplomatic missions (embassy, ​​consulate) are responsible for this. Certifications from other institutions or from translators are generally not recognized.

    • In most cases, for foreign documents proving the completed training (subjects and hours, certificates, diploma or all documents listed under point 10) the confirmation of the authenticity of the original certificates by the Hague Apostille or by the legalization by the German Embassy required. Further information can be found in the leaflet on foreign public documents for use in Germany of the Foreign Office.
    • In the case when documents are not written in German language, an official translation must be attached in addition to the foreign-language documents which, if possible, should be produced by a translator who has been sworn publicly in Germany. If the translation is to be made abroad, it must be produced by the translator named by the respective German diplomatic mission. Frequently, lists are posted on the Internet at the responsible foreign representation.
    • According to the Ordinance on the Charges for Health and Social Welfare and Occupational Health and Consumer Protection (GesSozArbVGebO), the granting of state permission is subject to a fee.The amount of the fee depends on the current version of the ordinance. The certificate is chargeable, the fee is at least 164,00 € for the examination of training outside the EU
  • Application

We recommend to send the documents by post to the address given in the application form. Due to the large amount of incoming applications, the average processing time is several months. If other sites, such as the central office for foreign education in Bonn, the total duration of the processing can be further delayed.

Office Building:

Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales Berlin
(State Office for Health and Social Affairs Berlin)
Fehrbelliner Platz 1
10707 Berlin

Source: http://www.berlin.de/lageso/gesundheit/berufe-im-gesundheitswesen/nicht-akademisch/artikel.661890.php

Gardé Home Care Service supports immigrant professionals as much as possible:

  • Help with registration at the registration office, health insurance, pension insurance (SV number), bank, the tax office (tax ID)
  • Provision of housing for a period of 6 to 12 months
  • Help with finding a flat
  • Reimbursement of removal and registration costs after passing the B2 language test
  • Accompaniment and support in the recognition process

Recognition of foreign driving licenses

Especially in outpatient care, it is important to be mobile and to reach patients quickly and effectively by car.

  • All driving licenses from EU or EEA countries entitle you to drive a motor vehicle in Germany. You don’t have to explicitly rewrite it into a German driver’s license document – but if you want to do so, that’s possible.
  • Driving licenses from other states are valid for six months from the determination of a German residence – the exchange in a German driver’s license is after then mandatory, if you want to continue driving.

Gardé Ambulanter Pflegedienst strongly promotes foreign applicants, who want to start a career as a caregiver. Due to the far-reaching support of building up a new life in Berlin barriers of fear can quickly be reduced.

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