Applying to NARIC or another authority?

Which professions are we talking about?

  • Doctors: general practitioners and other specialists
  • Hospital pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Medical care assistants
  • Paramedical professions: techno-pharmaceutical assistants, dieticians, occupational therapists, speech therapists, audiologists and hearing aids specialists, orthoptists, medical laboratory technologists, medical imaging technologists
  • Midwives

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The country (within or outside the European Economic Area) in which you obtained your diploma or degree determines whether you have to file your application with NARIC.

Your diploma or degree Your nationality Adressee of your application

Obtained in the European Economic Area (EEA)**

EEA*

Apply for recognition with 'Zorg en Gezondheid'

non-EEA

Outside the European Economic Area (EEA)**, but assessed equivalent in an EEA country

EEA*


Outside the European Economic Area (EEA)**

EEA*

Apply for the specific recognition of your diploma or degree with NARIC. Next apply for the authorisation to exercise your health profession with ‘Federale Overheidsdienst Volksgezondheid’.

Are you married to an EEA citizen? Apply for the specific recognition of your diploma or degree with NARIC. Next apply for your recognition with ‘Zorg en Gezondheid’.

non-EEA

* You have an EEA nationality in the following cases:

  • You have the nationality of one of the 28 member states of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland.
     
  • You are also considered an EEA citizen if you have a residence permit for long-term residents for one of these countries or a residence permit as a  family member of a European citizen.
     
  • If you are married to or legally cohabiting with a European citizen and established in Belgium, you also qualify as a  European citizen.

 

The European Economic Area consists of the 28 Member States of the European Union + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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