Hotline Working and Living in Germany
Our hotline offers personalised information and advice, in German or English, on the following topics:
- Job search, work and careers
- Recognition of foreign vocational qualifications
- Entry and residence
- Learning German
The hotline is available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CET, Monday through Friday, under the telephone number +49 30 1815-1111. We look forward to hearing from you!
Calls from a landline in Germany are subject to the normal charges. Charges for mobile telephone calls may differ. Calls from abroad are subject to the international charges applicable under your plan.
Professional recognition in Germany
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched an initiative to help you get started with working in Germany. You can find the website with a lot of useful information about how to learn, study and work here:
A recognition finder can help you find the information and counselling you need:
„You have foreign qualifications and wish to have them recognized in Germany. The Recognition Finder will navigate you quickly to the appropriate authority responsible for your case. You also have access to all the information you need about the recognition procedure.
The project „PERF project – prospects for refugees“ (Agora, Castrop-Rauxel/Ickern) aims at integrating asylum seekers and tolerated people into the labor marketas soon as possible. The measure is specifically aimed at the needs of this population and will identify potentials and skillsin particular. To make sure to work close to the market, the project analyses the professional expertise of refugees in practical training.
Participants will also receive assistance in recognition of the educational and professional qualifications they acquired abroad, receive German lessons and application training. Our team consists of experienced social workers, lawyers and special trainers.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 08:00 to 17:00
Christiana Braesch, graduate social worker (Kolping training centers Ruhr gem. GmbH)
Contact: 02305 92304-0