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.
- Proof of further training (specialist qualification) from the territory of the EU, EEA or a contracting state
- Medical license to practice medicine
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.
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.
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.
Objection or administrative court action
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