Step 4: Verify your diploma on Anabin and apply for a Assertion of comparability by ZAB if wanted
As you’ve gotten seen above, a proof of recognition of your diploma is required to your visa utility. That is particularly necessary if you wish to apply for an EU Blue Card since you want a acknowledged college diploma to get one.
You probably have a German college diploma, you don’t want a proof of recognition and might skip this step. In case you maintain a overseas college diploma, you begin with working a verify on the Anabin database to see in case your diploma and college have already been evaluated. Here’s a full information on methods to confirm your diploma in Anabin.
In case your diploma just isn’t listed on the Anabin database, you’ll need to use for a Assertion of Comparability (usually referred to as “ZAB”). It can take just a few weeks so that you can obtain the doc, so we advocate beginning this course of as early as attainable.
The appliance type for a Assertion of Comparability for EU Blue Card candidates will be discovered right here. For EU Blue Card candidates, the ready time is 2 weeks as a substitute of a number of months. To submit the applying, you must ship all paperwork by publish to Germany and you may be requested to pay a charge after the paperwork have arrived. Because the processing of the applying doesn’t begin till the cash has been acquired by the ZAB, we advocate to plan some extra time.
In case you are planning to use for pre-approval by the Federal Employment Company (see step 5), be sure to have proof of recognition first.
🕒 Regular ready time for ZAB outcomes: 2 – 3 months
EU Blue Card candidates: 3 – 4 weeks