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Veterinarian: Practice of the veterinary profession without a license to practice - Permit to practice the profession temporarily

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

According to Section 11 of the Federal Veterinary Code, a license to practice the veterinary profession can be issued if proof of completed training for the veterinary profession is provided. The permit is required if the veterinary profession is to be practiced in the Federal Republic of Germany for the time being without a license. This is the case if the veterinary training was completed in a non-EU/EEA country and the requirement for granting a license to practice (equivalence of the foreign qualification with the local qualification) is not met.


The professional license is generally only issued for a limited period of up to a maximum of four years and only for a position of employment with dependent activity.
No proof of equivalence of the level of education with the completion of a German university degree is required for the permit to be issued.


Who should I contact?

To the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Areas, Europe and Consumer Protection (MLLEV).

Competent authority

Responsibility lies with the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Areas, Europe and Consumer Protection (MLLEV).

Which documents are required?
  • Identity card, passport or other proof of identity,
  • birth certificate,
  • Proof of the knowledge of the German language required to carry out the professional activity,
  • Declaration as to whether criminal proceedings or a public prosecutor's investigation are pending against the applicant,
  • a medical certificate, which must not be older than one month, stating that the applicant is not medically unfit to exercise the profession,
  • official certificate of good conduct, which must not be issued more than one month prior to submission,
  • Proof of completed training as a veterinarian,
  • Handwritten and signed curriculum vitae focusing on previous professional training and activities,
  • written confirmation of employment from the future employer or an employment contract.

The documents must be submitted as originals or as notarized or officially certified copies (German official authorities, German notaries, German embassies/consulates are entitled to certify documents, but not ecclesiastical parish offices, lawyers, sworn translators, etc.). Notarizations are only accepted from German authorities.
If the documents are not written in German, they must also be submitted as a certified translation. Translations may only be prepared by sworn interpreters and authorized translators. A list of authorized interpreters and translators for the state of Schleswig-Holstein can be found using the following link
can be found here.

As further documents may be required in accordance with § 11 of the Federal Veterinary Regulations, it is recommended that you contact the MELUND in advance.

What are the fees?

For the granting of a permit for the temporary exercise of the veterinary profession an administrative fee must be paid (between 117.00 euros and 400.00 euros, depending on the cost).

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application must be submitted before the veterinary activity begins. A veterinary activity may only be commenced after a permit for the temporary exercise of the veterinary profession has been issued.
The processing period with final granting of the permit is approximately two to four weeks.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

Acting as a veterinarian before obtaining a license to temporarily practice the veterinary profession can lead to criminal prosecution in accordance with § 132a of the German Criminal Code (StGB).

Further information can also be found on the website of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Areas, Europe and Consumer Protection (MLLEV).

Competent authority

Responsibility lies with the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Areas, Europe and Consumer Protection (MLLEV).

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card, passport or other proof of identity,
  • birth certificate,
  • Proof of the knowledge of the German language required to carry out the professional activity,
  • Declaration as to whether criminal proceedings or a public prosecutor's investigation are pending against the applicant,
  • a medical certificate, which must not be older than one month, stating that the applicant is not medically unfit to exercise the profession,
  • official certificate of good conduct, which must not be issued more than one month prior to submission,
  • Proof of completed training as a veterinarian,
  • Handwritten and signed curriculum vitae focusing on previous professional training and activities,
  • written confirmation of employment from the future employer or an employment contract.

The documents must be submitted as originals or as notarized or officially certified copies (German official authorities, German notaries, German embassies/consulates are entitled to certify documents, but not ecclesiastical parish offices, lawyers, sworn translators, etc.). Notarizations are only accepted from German authorities.
If the documents are not written in German, they must also be submitted as a certified translation. Translations may only be prepared by sworn interpreters and authorized translators. A list of authorized interpreters and translators for the state of Schleswig-Holstein can be found using the following link
can be found here.

As further documents may be required in accordance with § 11 of the Federal Veterinary Regulations, it is recommended that you contact the MELUND in advance.

What are the fees?

For the granting of a permit for the temporary exercise of the veterinary profession an administrative fee must be paid (between 117.00 euros and 400.00 euros, depending on the cost).

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application must be submitted before the veterinary activity begins. A veterinary activity may only be commenced after a permit for the temporary exercise of the veterinary profession has been issued.
The processing period with final granting of the permit is approximately two to four weeks.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

Acting as a veterinarian before obtaining a license to temporarily practice the veterinary profession can lead to criminal prosecution in accordance with § 132a of the German Criminal Code (StGB).

Further information can also be found on the website of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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