Be aware of entry and residence rules and necessary registrations when planning your move to Denmark
Once you have a job in Denmark, you start planning your move to Denmark. In this process, it is important to learn entry and residence rules in Denmark and necessary registrations before and after arrival. The rules vary according to your nationality.
As a Nordic citizen or a citizen of an EU/EEA country or of Switzerland, you are entitled to live and work in Denmark. Upon your arrival to Denmark, there are a few registrations to be done.
All the authorities you typically need to contact are represented at International Citizen Service. So in most cases, you’ll only need to visit an ICS office in Copenhagen, Aarhus Odense or Aalborg to take care of paperwork and find answers to your questions. In other cases you have to contact the individual authorities as described on the following pages.
As a citizen from a country outside of the Nordic region, EU/EEA or Switzerland you need to have a residence and work permit before entering Denmark. Upon your arrival, there are several registrations to be done.
In the left menu you will find out more about what to be aware of before and after arriving in Denmark.