Getting licensed as a non-EU doctor in Germany

The "Zuwanderungsgesetz" new from 2004

the doctor
Hi there,

I am glad to join the posts. This is my first, and already a hot topic...I really need you help.

I came in Frankfurt in August 2003 as a graduated M.D. from Macedonia, to work in the University Clinic. Soon, I realized that I can not be given a licence from the proper authorities since I (Macedonia) am not from the EU. So I have been working as a research fellow untill now. Recently, I was offered a job (assistentarzt) - which I was aiming at since I came here - but, for which I must get a licence (berufserlaubnis).

The old law was too resprictive for a non-EU doctors like me. The only way for a doctors coming from outside of the EU to get medical licence in Germany was to a. get married to german woman/man, b. get a german passport in meantime, or c. get asylum in Germany. None of them is a valid option for me.

Now, there is the new "Zuwanderungsgesetz" which (in section 19) provides chances for a highly qualified specialists and experts to be given all necessary papers (including licences) if a german institution has absolute need for this expert. This is my only "theoretical" chance in my eyes. I got a layer for help, but did not do anything so far (3 months). How do I get to win this fight?

My questions are:
1. How to pull this thing out? It looks very loose...
2. What institutions to talk to?
3. Anyone with a similar experience?

Any comments?

Please help...

Thank you very much

The doctor
Well, I am not quite sure that the new Zuwanderungsgesetz covers it it for the doctors, I think it is more for engeneers, etc. but it is possible. You have to consult another lawyer because for Ausländerrecht you really have to get the best one.

I have heard of Dr. Gallus (he is the best in Munich for this type of law. Just give it a try
Perhaps this is a naive reply - but why not contact whichever office issues the Berufserlaubnis and find out exactly what they need - presumably confirmation from the future employer that they require your specific services and then ask the latter to provide this, or, approach other clinics and ask about working for them.
I work with a dentist that trained in Ukraine, and it took her a few years of living here to get her AssistantÄrtz license... she has that now 2years, and may go for her regular license due to the new rules, she is not married to a German and still has her Ukrainian passport, I am not sure exactly all that steps she took to do it, but it is possible, especially if you have a practice willing to take you on as an Assistantärtz.
even i have a similar problem, i finished medicine from India and is trying to work as a doctor and study further ,but i don't know if the Indian medical degree is recognized in Germany and if i can start as an assistant doctor,what are the criteria is should fulfill to do that.please help me .i am stuck in bonn
Hi Everybody,
So i'm GP and coming from Macedonia.I'm in a procedure for getting "Beruferlaubnis"or in a simple words i'm gain to get Hospitation or at least Approbation in some Department of the Hospitals in NRW.But i can not understand couple of things:
1.How long takes my equivalency(Gleichwertigkeit) of the Papers from the Faculty in Macedonia?
2.Can somebody tell me how it possible to take an a Hospitation for three months and what that means( can i work or i can just see?
3.Is it really 6 months Innere Medizin and 6 months Chirurgie for Approbation , and this "Gleichwertigkeit " takes so long until i take my Berufrlaubnis?
4.As i know from the politic of some Bundeslander in Germany some of Auslandische Doctors already works in an Hospital without Berufrlaubnis, or i'm just lying myself that is like that?
5 .I have 18 months validity for working as a Doctor but this means that in that time i will have title Assistensarzt or i'll just be on side and watching?

Can somebody have answer to me!
Best Regards
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