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European Professional Card (EPC)


Show details for What is EPC?What is EPC?

Hide details for Where it is applied?Where it is applied?

For the moment, you can use the EPC procedure only if you are:

• a nurse responsible for general care;
• a pharmacist;
• a physiotherapist;
• a mountain guide (not applicable in the Republic of Cyprus);
• a real estate agent.



Hide details for You can use the EPC procedure if:You can use the EPC procedure if:

Example:

you want to practise your profession in another EU country on a temporary and occasional basis (temporary mobility)

• A Belgian real estate agent wants to go to Hungary to assist a client with the search of an apartment in Budapest;

• A German mountain guide wants to work in France during the busy Chamonix holiday season.

OR

• you want to settle in another EU country and practise your profession there permanently (establishment)

Example:

• A Finnish general care nurse wants to move with her family to Sweden and practise her profession there;

• A Polish pharmacist has studied and obtained her diploma in Germany and she now wants to come back to Poland and work as a pharmacist there.



Hide details for For how long can you use your EPC?For how long can you use your EPC?

The EPC will be valid:

• indefinitely if you are settling long-term (establishment);
• 18 months in most cases where you're providing services temporarily, or 12 months for professions which have an impact on public health or safety (i.e.: this could be the case in certain countries for professions such as physiotherapist or mountain guide).



Show details for How to apply for an EPC?How to apply for an EPC?


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