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Residence and Work Permit

Check if you need a residence and work permit before you start your job search

Prior to job searching, it is always a good idea to find out whether you need a residence and work permit to live and work in Denmark.

The Danish regulations on residence and work distinguish between three overall categories of citizenships:

• Citizens from Nordic countries
• Citizens from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland
• Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA

Citizens from Nordic countries, EU/EEA and Switzerland do not need to apply for a residence and work permit.

Citizens from a country outside of the Nordic countries, the EU/EEA or Switzerland must apply for a residence and work permit. Also if you hold an EU Blue Card from another EU country.

Newtodenmark: Important registrations when you move to Denmark (new tab).

Getting Started

When first starting to think of working in Denmark, there are many things to take into account. Where do you start and how do you find a job in Denmark?


Finding Vacancies in Denmark

E-learning and Tutorials

To give you an edge when looking for a job in Denmark, we have gathered some extra tips and tools for you that might be very useful when tapping in to the Danish job market.

E-Learning, Tutorials and Webinars

Our Best Tips for Your Job Search

Always target your application specifically to the company and job opening. Let them know how you can help them, and why you are their best option.

Our Best Job Search Tips

Authorisation and Assessments

Check if your profession is regulated or if you need an authorisation. Getting an official assessment of your education can also help you in your job search.

Work Permit Authorisation and Assessment