Before arriving in Denmark, you might need to go through certain immigration procedures. The below information provides only a short overview of the rules, for a complete overview of the rules please visit New to Denmark.
Nordic citizens are free to enter, live, study and work in Denmark without limitation, and need neither to apply for registration nor work permit.
Nordic citizens include: Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and The Faroe Islands.
For more information please use our step by step guide for Nordic citizens entering Denmark.
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens staying for more than 3 or 6 months must apply for a registration certificate at the Regional State Administration in Aabenraa or at the International Citizen Service (ICS) in Odense.
Non- EU citizens should apply for a residence and work permit before entering Denmark. Please look here to read more about the exact process.
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens staying for less than 3 months (6 months if seeking a job) can enter and work in Denmark for free, if they are self supporting. Please be aware that without a registration certificate, you will not be assigned a CPR, healthcare, free language course and so forth.
Cross Border workers who are EU, EEA or Swiss citizens can enter and work in Denmark for free. You will be considered a Cross Border worker when you work in Denmark but have a permanent address in your home country and regularly return to your county of residence. As a Cross Border worker you will not receive a civil registration number but instead you will be assigned a tax registration number.
EU Citizens include: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus (Greek), Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia ,Slovenia, Spain, US, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Austria
EEA/EØS citizens include: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Citizens of Switzerland can reside in Denmark under the EU regulations.