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Nostrification for Nurses

Find out about the nostrification process for nurses and/or nursing assistants.

1. Recognition

1.1 General recognition procedure

Prerequisite for recognition of certain non-medical health professions in the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection:

  • You have successfully completed training in an EU member state, in an EEA signatory state or in the Swiss Confederation and have a diploma, test certificate or other proof of qualification from this state or
  • You have a third-country diploma and are authorized to practice the relevant healthcare profession in an EU member state, in an EEA member state or in the Swiss Confederation and have proof of at least three years of legal and relevant professional activity in the sovereign territory of this state.

You can see which health professions are included in the attached information sheet: Recognition of certain non-medical health professions

Information on recognition and which documents are required can be found in the respective job descriptions at: Jobs-A-bis-Z

1.2 Shortened recognition procedure (One-Stop)

The shortened procedure (one-stop) is the quickest way to obtain recognition for a healthcare profession in Austria. You will receive professional recognition within a few hours. Find out whether your training is specified in the checklist and under the specified proof of qualification. If the training to be recognized is not included in the list, the professional qualification cannot be recognized in the shortened procedure (one-stop).

The shortened recognition procedure (one-stop) remains suspended until further notice. Physical party traffic is only possible after making an appointment (by telephone or e-mail) with a clerk (see below) with the FFP2 protective mask to be brought and worn. No accompanying persons, please.
Applications for recognition can be submitted in writing by post.

2. Nostrification

Determination of the equivalence of training qualifications outside of an EU member state, an EEA member state or Switzerland. Depending on the healthcare profession, either the Austrian universities of applied sciences or the local office of the state government are responsible.

Information on nostrification can be found under: Nostrification of certain non-medical health professions

3. Application

For professional recognition in certain non-medical health professions, an application must be submitted by means of a personally signed application. The application can be submitted in person during service hours, by post or electronically to the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection: application for recognition

If no place of residence in Austria can be proven, then it is necessary to name an authorized recipient: Authorization to deliver

4. Application for entry of the compensation measure in the notice of recognition

For entry in the notification of recognition, please submit the following documents:

  • Application for registration of the compensation measure
  • Original notice of recognition
  • Confirmation of the completed compensatory measure adjustment course or aptitude test
  • Specification of a residential address – registration form
  • Copy of passport or identity card
  • in the event of a change of name, appropriate proof (e.g. marriage certificate, etc.)

The original of the notification of recognition must be submitted. Other documents (apart from a copy of the passport or identity card) must be submitted in the original or a certified copy (from a court, notary or municipal office). Original documents presented will be returned immediately.

5. Application for the issuance of a duplicate

For the issuance of a second copy / duplicate of the notice, please submit the following documents:

  • Application for the issuance of a duplicate
  • Copy of passport or identity card
  • if you change your name, provide appropriate proof (e.g. marriage certificate, etc.)
  • Specification of a residential address – registration form
  • if available, a copy of the notification of recognition at that time

Upon completion of the procedure, administration fees of around €50 will be charged.

6. Issuance of confirmations within the meaning of the professional recognition directive 2005/36/EG

When recognizing Austrian proof of qualifications abroad, the host country can request confirmation as defined by the Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications 2005/36/EC (certificate of conformity or a certificate of the level of qualification as defined in the Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications). The Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection issues a corresponding confirmation upon request.

When submitting an application, the following documents must be submitted:

  • completed and signed application to issue a confirmation within the meaning of Directive 2005/36/EC, including a delivery address
  • Diploma or certificate of successfully completed training in a non-medical health profession
  • in the event of a change of name, appropriate proof (e.g. marriage certificate, etc.)
  • Copy of passport or ID card

The documents mentioned (apart from a copy of the passport or identity card) must be submitted in the original or as a certified copy (certified by a notary, a court or a municipal office). Uncertified photocopies will not be accepted as evidence. Original documents submitted will be returned immediately after processing.

Please send the documents to:

Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
Radetzkystraße 2
1030 Wien

The processing time is approx. 2-3 weeks. Once the procedure has been completed, administration fees of around EUR 60 can be expected.

7. Issuance of a confirmation of the valid professional entitlement: „certificate of current professional status" or "certificate of good standing“

For certificates ("certificate of current professional status" bzw. certificate of good standing“), according to which the practice of the profession has not been temporarily or permanently prohibited, please contact the health professions register.

8. Information of the EU

Detailed information on the recognition of Austrian professional qualifications in another EU/EEA member state can be found on the website of the EU.

9. Contact and service times

Contact information in the area "Professional recognition non-medical health professions"

Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
Bundesamtsgebäude
Abteilung VI/A/2, 2. Stock
Standort Radetzkystraße 2
A-1030 Wien

service times

  • General recognition procedure:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (except public holidays, 24.12 and 31.12)
    8.30 bis 11.30

  • Shortened recognition procedure (one-stop): suspended until further notice.
    Applications for recognition can still be submitted in writing by post.
    Monday (excluding public holidays, 24.12 and 31.12)
    8.30 to 11.30

10. Who is responsible for me?

They are assigned alphabetically. You can find your contact person using the first letter of your family name.

A-E, K: RegRätin Silvia MATEJKA, ZiNr: 2K07, Tel. +43-1/711 00-64 4686
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F-J, L: RegRätin Mag.a Ursula SZABO-GAL, Zi.Nr: 2L07, Tel. +43-1/711 00-64 4140
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O-R, M: ADir.in Petra KREIMEL, Zi.Nr: 2K04, Tel. +43-1/711 00-64 4380
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S-Z, N: MinRat Gerald TATZER-SCHMID, Zi.Nr: 2J01, Tel. +43-1/711 00-64 4128
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Oberrätin Dr.in Anna KONDOR-PETERS, ZiNr: 2K09, Tel. +43-1/711 00-64 4645
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Source: Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection

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