Last modified: 09.07.2018

Residence and work permits

Nordic Citizens

As a Nordic citizen:

  • You do not require a residence and work permit to live and work in Denmark.
  • We recommend that you register with the public authorities if you are in Denmark for more than three months.
  • You must register with the public authorities if you are in Denmark for six months or more.
  • You are allowed to work and conduct research in Greenland and at the Faroe Islands.

We strongly encourage Nordic citizens to register with the public authorities, if you plan to reside in Denmark for more than three months, as this makes a number of procedures easier and faster.

As a Nordic citizen you are free to enter, reside, study and work in Denmark. You are only required to apply for a CPR number if you intend to stay in Denmark for more than six months.

Read more about how to register and what to bring as a Nordic citizen. 

 

Bring your ID

As a Nordic citizen, you can enter Denmark without a passport. However, you must be able to identify yourself upon request. Your driver's license or credit card is sufficient identification, but we recommend that you bring your passport.

 

Bringing your family

If your family members are Nordic citizens, they can enter and reside in Denmark in accordance with the rules set out above.  If your family members are EU-citizens, they can enter and reside in Denmark  in accordance with the rules for EU-citizens

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

Please note: There are a number of documents and certificates that you must bring from home in order to be registered.  

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 accompanying family member.