Licence/Approbation - Training in the European Union

You have completed your training as a doctor, dentist, pharmacist or veterinary in the
European Union (EU) and intend to carry out this profession in Berlin in the future?

Then you need a state permit for this activity, i.e. a licence to practice. You can download the application for a licence to practice under the link Application for the granting of a licence to practice in respect of foreign qualifications.

The list of documents to be submitted can be found under the following link Checklist for persons with EU training. Documents that you do not have at the time of application can be submitted later, but if possible they should all be submitted together.

Please send the documents as officially certified copies by post. In Berlin, copies will be certified by the citizens’ offices or notaries.

Your personal appearance at the authority is not required for the processing of your application.

However, if you would like to come by in person, you must make an appointment (proceed to online appointment booking). No consultation can take place without a prior online appointment.

The licence can only be granted if you have the necessary knowledge of the German language. This must be proven in a specialist language test (C 1) before the competent professional chamber (veterinaries do not require a specialist language test, B 2 is sufficient).

You can find further information on the specialist language test here:

for doctors.

for dentists.

for pharmacists.

Check list for the granting of a licence to practice in respect of qualifications gained in an EU Member State

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Application for a licence to practice (Training in the European Union)

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Medical Certificate

PDF-Document (50.0 kB)

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