Automatic recognition with direct enrolment in the BIG register

Doctors, pharmacists, dentists, midwives and nurses can be registered directly in the BIG register with certain qualifications obtained in Europe. On this page you will find the step-by-step plan for going through the procedure for automatic recognition.

Last updated on the 10th of May 2023

With the procedure for 'Automatic recognition with BIG registration', the recognition of your foreign diploma and your request for registration in the BIG register are handled in one procedure. It is also possible to apply for recognition alone. You then follow a slightly different procedure. Always follow the Advice Wizard first to find out whether automatic recognition applies to you and your situation.

Information about recognition of foreign diploma's is also available in Dutch.

Applying for automatic recognition with direct enrolment with BIG registration

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