Application

Would you like to apply for a Statement on a Foreign Vocational Qualification? You can simply submit your application online. Learn everything you need to know on how to apply and what happens after you apply right here.

Go straight to the application form:

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Before you apply

Before you apply for a Statement on a Foreign Vocational Qualification: Check if you meet all the requirements to receive a positive statement. Collect all the documents. Now you are ready to apply.

Requirements

Requirements to receive a positive statement:

  • Duration of the vocational training: minimum of 2 full-time school years
  • Vocational training was successfully completed
  • Vocational training is recognized in the country of training

A statement will also list requirements that are not met or are not fully met. You can only use a positive statement to apply for a residence title. Make sure you meet all the requirements. You will not get your fee back if your statement is negative.

Documents

You need the following documents to apply for a Statement on a Foreign Vocational Qualification:

  • Certificate of completion
    Official document to confirm that the vocational training was completed (for example: diploma, secondary school graduation certificate stating the profession, trade license etc.)
  • Transcript of records
    for the entire vocational training
  • Identity document
    Passport oder identity card
Would you like us to review an Önlisans degree?

You cannot apply for a Statement on a Foreign Vocational Qualification (DAB) for an Önlisans degree. Please apply for a Statement of Comparability instead.

How to apply

This is how to submit your application for a Statement on a Foreign Vocational Qualification.

  1. Create an account

    Create an account on the ZAB website. You need a BundID account to set up the ZAB account. Go to our FAQ to find out how to create an account.

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  2. Prepare your documents

    Collect the documents you need for your application. Scan the documents. Save the scans as PDF files.

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  3. Fill out the application form

    Fill out the online application form. Upload your documents. You can save and return to your application at any point.

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  4. Pay the fees

    Once you submit your application, you can immediately pay the €150 fee online. You can find your notification of fees as a message in My Account.

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After you apply

  • The 2-month processing time starts once you have submitted all required documents and we have received the fee in full.
  • If we need additional information or documents, we will send you a message in My Account. You will be notified via email as well.
  • You can check your application status in My Account at any time.
  • As soon as your Statement on a Foreign Vocational Qualification has been completed and can be downloaded, we will send you a message in My Account. You will be notified via email as well.

Apply here

Go straight to the application form for a Statement on a Foreign Vocational Qualification: 

Apply now

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