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.
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.
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.
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 Cyprus. Furthermore, the map of the vocational training system allows you to quickly classify the qualifications.
Here you will find helpful and useful information portals and contact points for questions concerning the Skilled Workers Immigration Act:
Changes in public life and entry restrictions now also come into force in Germany.
The time has come: The Specialist Immigration Act came into force on 1st March 2020.
ZSBA and BQ-Portal
The Service Center for Professional Recognition (ZSBA) started work on 1 February 2020. The ZSBA complements and strengthens existing structures for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Germany with a range of advisory services and personal support during the recognition procedure. This is primarily intended to help skilled workers who are still abroad and are at the beginning of their job search in Germany.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding the "Pilot project for the recruitment of foreign skilled workers for the German craft trades" as a supporting measure to accompany the new Skilled Immigration Act, which comes into force on 1 March 2020.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil and Colombia, three new counselling centres for the recognition of professional qualifications will be opened. In addition, the existing counselling services in Algeria, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Poland and Vietnam will be further expanded. Over the next four years, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research will fund the "ProRecognition" project with almost 8 million euros - twice as much as in the first funding phase.