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Residence and work permit

Before you can start working in Denmark as a posted worker you need to know if you require a residence and work permit. This depends on which country you come from.

If you are a citizen of a Nordic country you can freely live and work in Denmark.

If you are a citizen from an EU or EEA country, or Switzerland, you can apply for a EU registration certificate on your arrival to Denmark, possibly through:
The International Citizen Service

If you are a citizen of a country that is outside the EU or EEA or Switzerland, you have to seek further advise at:
NewtoDenmark.dk

Help with paperwork

As a posted worker you can get help with paperwork. This can be obtained from the International Citizen Service offices in Aalborg, Aarhus, Copenhagen and Odense. At the International Citizen Service offices all public authorities are brought together under one roof. You can also obtain personal guidance and useful information.

Read more about International Citizen Service

Overview of the EU and EEA countries

The Azores
The Balearic Islands
Belgium
Bulgaria
Ceuta
Cyprus (south)
Denmark
The Canary Islands
Estonia
Finland
France
Gibraltar
Greece
Guadeloupe
Guyana

The Hebrides
The Republic of Ireland
Iceland
The Isle of Wight
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madeira
Malta
Martinique
The Netherlands
Norway
Poland

Portugal
Reunion
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
The UK
Sweden
The Czech Republic
Germany
Hungary
Austria
The Aland Islands

Any questions?

Contact the Danish Immigration Service
Telephone hours
Manday to Wednesday 9.00 - 15.00
Thursday 12.00 - 17.00
Friday 9.00 - 12.00

+45 35 36 66 00
us@us.dk

International Citizen Service

Contact your local service center
You can get help with the paperwork at the 4 International Citizen Service centers located in the largest cities of Denmark:

Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg

Read about International Citizen Service