A foreign academic degree is converted to the relevant German degree for ethnic German re-settlers upon request, following an individual case assessment. If conversion is possible, a certificate is issued. An administrative fee based on the Saxon Administrative Costs Act is charged for assessing the application (official act). It is generally between EUR 60 and 100, and must be paid upon receipt of the payment request. No fees are charged if the application is lodged within three years of the applicant becoming a permanent resident in Germany.

An administrative fee of EUR 60 must be paid to convert a foreign academic degree to an equivalent German academic degree.