Specialist doctor; application for recognition of a foreign specialist qualification from the EU

If you have acquired a specialist qualification in the European Union, the European Economic Area or a country to which Germany and the European Union have granted a corresponding legal entitlement, you can apply for recognition.

Description

Prerequisites

  • Proof of further training (specialist qualification) from the territory of the EU, EEA or a contracting state
  • Medical license to practice medicine

Procedure

The application for recognition of a foreign specialist title in accordance with the EU directives must be submitted online via the homepage of the Bavarian Medical Association.

The application must be completed online and printed out at the end. The paper application must then be completed with the medical curriculum vitae, signed and sent to the Bavarian Medical Association together with the required documents.

Deadlines

none

Processing time

The Bavarian Medical Association will confirm receipt of the application documents within one month. It will indicate which documents may be missing. It will decide on recognition no later than three months after receipt of the complete documents. In justified cases, this period may be extended by one month.

Required documents

  • Automatic recognition procedure according to EU directive:

    • Diploma of basic medical training in original language with translation by an officially sworn translator
    • Diploma/recognition/certificate of completed further training in original language with translation by an officially sworn translator
    • EU certificate of conformity issued by the competent body in the country of origin in the original language with translation by a sworn translator.

  • General recognition procedure according to EU Directive:

    • Diploma of basic medical training in original language with translation by an officially sworn translator
    • Diploma/recognition/certificate of completed further training in the original language with translation by an officially sworn translator.
    • At the request of the Bavarian Medical Association, if necessary, further documents proving the equivalence of further training

Online procedures

Fees

  • Automatic recognition in accordance with the EU Directive is free of charge.

    Applications under the general recognition procedure are subject to a fee.

    The fees are charged on a time and material basis in accordance with the applicable fee schedule. A minimum fee of EUR 125.00 is due when the application is submitted. It will be included in the final invoice upon completion. The maximum fee is EUR 1000.00.

Remedy

Objection or administrative court action

Links to more information

Status:03.01.2024

Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit, Pflege und Prävention

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