Last modified: 30.07.2018

Residence and work permits

EU-EEA Citizens

As an EU/EEA citizen:

EU/EEA citizens can reside freely in Denmark for up to three months without registering with the public authorities. If you are searching for a job, you can stay in Denmark for up to six months.

If you expect to stay in Denmark for longer than the three or six month limit described above, you must register for an EU residence cerfificate (registration certificate).

Once you have obtained an EU registration certificate, you must register for a Danish CPR number at the International Citizen Service or Borgerservice in the municipality you live in.

Non-Nordic citizens are required to obtain a residence and work permit to work or conduct research in Greenland or at the Faroe Islands. Special conditions apply and the processing time for a work is three months. Please contact the International Staff Unit for further information if this applies to you.

Bringing your family

If your family members are EU/EEA-citizens, they can apply for an EU Registration Certificate in their capacity as accompanying family members to you.

If your family members are Nordic citizens, they can enter and reside in Denmark as Nordic Citizens.

If they are non-EU citizens, they can apply for a residence permit in their capacity as accompanying family members to you based on your EU citizenship.

Read more about how to register and what to bring as accompanying family.

Documents to bring from home

There are a number of documents and certificates required for the registration process, which we recommend that you bring from home. 

Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorised translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.   

Read more about how to register and what to bring as an EU/EEA citizen.