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Residence and work permit

Before you can start work in Denmark as a posted employee you need to find out if you require a residence and work permit. This depends on where 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 start to work in Denmark and then apply for a registration certificate, possibly through:
The International Citizen Service

If you are a citizen of a country that is outside the EU or EEA, and you are posted by an enterprise from a EU country, you have to seek further advise at:
NewtoDenmark.dk

If you are a citizen of a country that is outside the EU or EEA, and you are not covered by the regulations on posting of workers, you always have to apply for a work and residence permit before starting work in Denmark.

You can read more and send your application online to the immigration authorities at the official portal for foreign nationals who wish to work in Denmark:
NewtoDenmark.dk

Help with paperwork

As a foreign employee 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