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Welcome to IHK FOSA!

Professional recognition is a safe matter even in times of crisis

Those who would like to have their professional qualifications from abroad recognized don’t take any risks even in these times: In case it is an IHK profession, you can submit your application to IHK FOSA by post or e-mail. During the recognition procedure we will keep in touch with you in writing or by phone – without any real live contact. Previous to submitting your application an assessment regarding the German reference qualification will be provided by telephone or e-mail from a recognition counselling service. The official notification about the result of the recognition procedure will then help you further in finding a job or applying for visa. 


The IHK Foreign Skills Approval (IHK FOSA) is the national competence centre of the German chambers of industry and commerce for the evaluation and recognition of foreign vocational qualifications. IHK FOSA accepts applications for recognition and examines them in order to determine to what extent the foreign qualifications can be considered equivalent to corresponding German qualifications. The premises of the IHK FOSA are in Nuremberg.

In this way, the IHK FOSA makes a significant contribution towards ensuring a supply of skilled personnel in Germany and to a better integration of migrants into German society.

Telephone hours
Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 17:00
           Fri: 9:00 to 14:00

Currently no consultation on site possible!

IHK Recognition Consultancy