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WORK IN DENMARK

 

Denmark has a well-functioning infrastructure and public transport system. At the same time, Denmark is one of the most bicycle- friendly countries in the world.

Danes ride their bicycles all year long. And especially in the large Danish cities, where finding a parking space for your car can be difficult, it is very popular to ride a bike to work.

This being said, Denmark also has a large and well-functioning public transport system. The Danish public transport system makes it possible for commuters to reach their workplace within a fair limit of time, either by train, bus or Metro.

If you plan to use public transportation in Denmark, you can find out more on the website Rejseplanen (English as option).

Driving in Denmark

Most people who own a car in Denmark either purchase or rent one. If you want to bring a foreign car to Denmark it must be registered at the Danish tax authorities (SKAT) within 30 days. In this process you must pay a registration tax.

If you establish normal residence in Denmark, you must in some cases exchange your foreign driving licence for a Danish driving licence. Whether you must exchange your foreign driving licence and whether you must complete a driving test (consisting of a theoretical and a practical part) prior to the exchange, depends on the country/constituent state which has issued your driving licence. Moreover, different rules apply as to how long you can wait until you must exchange your foreign driving licence for a Danish driving licence. Driving licences can be divided into 4 groups:

  • Driving licences issued in an EU/EEA country
  • Driving licences issued in an non-EU/ EEA country – group 1 countries
    Australian Capital Territory, Brazil, Japan, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine
  • Driving licences issued in an non-EU/ EEA country – group 2 countries
    Singapore, USA, Canada Australia, Chile, Isle of man, Serbia, New Zealand and Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Driving licences issued in other states

Learn more about driving in Denmark with foreign driving licences at lifeindenmark.dk

As a cross-border worker you can use your driving license from your home country.