Current news

This section will keep you up to date with the latest information about the BQ-Portal, current events and important news related to the recognition of professional qualifications.
Our compact one-page country overviews give you a valuable insight into the country of origin of refugees in question. They have been updated and give you the recent informations.
Our country profiles on selected countries with information on the economy and society, on the most important features of the vocational training systems and on current immigration to and integration in Germany are now also available in English!
The report was adopted by the Federal Government on 11 December 2019 and subsequently submitted to the German Bundestag. The complete report is now also available in an English version and can be downloaded as a PDF document or ordered as a printed version.
In order to advise and accompany foreign experts on their way to Germany, there are numerous institutions and structures in Germany and abroad that offer support.
The information portal of the Federal Government on the recognition of foreign professional qualifications has been revised and offers new features!
In the new country profile you will find detailed information on the structure and country-specific characteristics of the vocational training system of Ecuador. Furthermore, the map of the vocational training system allows you to quickly classify the qualifications.
In the new country profile you will find detailed information on the structure and country-specific characteristics of the vocational training system of Cyprus. Furthermore, the map of the vocational training system allows you to quickly classify the qualifications.
Changes in public life and entry restrictions now also come into force in Germany.
Here you will find helpful and useful information portals and contact points for questions concerning the Skilled Workers Immigration Act:
The time has come: The Specialist Immigration Act came into force on 1st March 2020.