Approbation and Translation Services


If you want to work as a doctor in Germany, you need a state licence, the so-called Approbation. ICF-Interkulturelles Centrum Freiburg supports you in applying for a license to practice medicine or a professional permit at the competent licensing authority in Germany.

When applying for a visa/blue card or residence permit, the recognition of the foreign medical degree is very important. We therefore offer a special service for doctors to obtain a license or professional permit in Germany.


  • Assessment of the doctor's situation in a first conversation (in person or via Skype). Here the doctor's objectives are worked out, i.e. further training possibilities, special field and chances on the German health market. This is followed by an explanation of the procedure for obtaining a licence to practise medicine (chances, necessary documents, procedure for application, etc.), taking into account the differences in the individual federal states. This consultation is free of charge for participants of the Intercultural Centre Freiburg.
  • Pre-check of your documents for the licence to practise medicine (medical degree, timetable, missing documents, CV etc.)
  • Support during the entire approval process, - even before you are in Germany. We help you to compile all the necessary approval documents and inform you about the validity periods for these documents in Germany. We submit the application for approval to the responsible approval authority on your behalf and during the entire approval process.
  • Certified translation of your documents
  • We support you in finding a suitable work shadowing position in a hospital, taking into account your area of expertise and your personal wishes.


Our institution has many years of experience in the field of translation. We guarantee you a professional translation service, approved and recognized for its quality. This service is provided by a staff that distinguishes itself as much by its professional knowledge and competence as by its productivity.


The numerous references of our clients confirm how excellent our approbation service is. 100% satisfaction guarantee!

What our clients say about us

Dr. med. Keltoum Bennis, resident physician in laboratory medecine
Dr. med. Keltoum Bennis, resident physician in laboratory medecine

First, I woud like to thank Dr Soltani for his work, his dedication, und of course his professionalism. As a young graduate moroccan Doctor  I had absolutely no idea how to go through all the « german » paperwork, Dr Soltani couldn’t have shown up at a better time, he was always on the front line and did everything as it should’ve been done, PERFECTLY. He was not only my translator, he was my advisor, and a huge support, who was always ready to hear all about my concerns, my exams, my work ... Thanks to God and thanks to him, i was able to achieve my goal, and for that, i will never thank him enough. I wish for all of you to have the amazing experience i had with him.

Dr. med. Meryem Benthami, ophthalmology resident
Dr. med. Meryem Benthami, ophthalmology resident

I have been in Germany for a year and a half. At the beginning I had no idea how I should start with a medical specialist training in Germany. Today I have started my medical specialist training in ophthalmology and it is also thanks to Zakariae's efforts that I am here. He has supported me actively throughout the entire recognition process: from the certified translation of my final documents, to the visa application, to the career advice (including curriculum vitae and letter of motivation), without forgetting the education voucher for the preparation course for the Kenntnisprüfung. Zakariae also gave me moral support and motivated me to get to where I am today.
I would like to thank him for his presence, his availability and his advice, which have contributed to this result.

MD Younes Arraji
MD Younes Arraji

In all sincerity, I had the privilege and the chance to work with Interkulturelles Centrum Freiburg and to benefit from its services. Thanks to his experience, Dr Soltani not only translated all my papers meticulously and professionally, but he always accompanied and supported me with his valuable advice. Thanks to him, I received my professional license as a doctor before I left for Germany. I would like to take the opportunity to thank him once again. I highly recommend his services!

Abdelghafour Kamari, Nursing specialist at the University Hospital of Tübingen
Abdelghafour Kamari, Nursing specialist at the University Hospital of Tübingen

Dr Soltani is very competent! I felt comfortable from the first minute. He not only recognized my degree as a nurse, but also arranged a position for me as a nurse at the University Hospital of Tübingen. I can highly recommend everyone to go to him. You will not be disappointed.