Living in Denmark guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Denmark with the expat guide

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General information
  • Denmark is a small kingdom with nearly 6 million inhabitants and a member of the European Union that is welcoming to expats.

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Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Nationals of the European Union and of Schengen countries do not a require a visa to travel to Denmark, while others need a valid visa or permit.

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Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • The Greencard Scheme for Denmark was repealed in 2016. As such, expats from outside of the EU can no longer apply for residency under this scheme.

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  • Visas for Denmark are usually issued in the case of short stays. To make a long stay, foreign nationals have to apply for an appropriate permit.

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Labour market, how to find a job
  • Internships in Denmark are divided by sector and can be either paid or unpaid. Some companies may require some knowledge of a Scandinavian language.

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  • Denmark is a business-friendly country that makes it relatively straightforward for expats to set up their business, even if they do not speak much Danish.

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  • Calmer than other cities such a Copenhagen and Aarhus, Odense is a major industrial city that has employment opportunities for expats.

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  • Aarhus is home to the largest port in Denmark and has a thriving import/ export economy. As a result, there are a number of job opportunities for expats.

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  • The port city of Esbjerg has an economy that relies on industry. Expats with experience in shipping, engineering or oil and gas will have an advantage.

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How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Denmark offers expats a high quality of life. However, this comes at a cost, and accommodation will be more expensive in Denmark's city centres.

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  • Finding accommodation in Copenhagen can be a difficult task given a higher demand than supply. Rent prices are also some of the highest in Denmark.

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  • Aarhus is Denmark's second largest city with over 250,000 inhabitants. While the city centre has mainly apartments, more options can be found further out.

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  • Located in Funen, Odense has a population of some 180,000 inhabitants. Expats will find affordable accommodation in the city.

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  • Compared to Odense, Aalborg is a medium-sized city in the Jutland region. Accommodation for expats can be competitive due to the large student population.

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Student visa, University registration
  • Denmark attracts many foreign students every year thanks to its prestigious universities and developed higher education system.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Denmark's healthcare system is free to access for its residents and is known for offering a good standard of healthcare.

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Open and manage a bank account
  • Expats will require a residence permit in order to open a bank account in Denmark. You will also need a NemID to receive payments from the public system.

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Tax system, income tax
  • Denmark has one of the world's most expensive tax systems, which aids to fund its impressive social welfare schemes.

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Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Though Copenhagen is well-known for its cycling culture, there are several different modes of transportation available, including buses, boats and a metro.

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  • There are a number of transportation option sin Denmark, from flights for long-distance travel to cycling in cities.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • While EU citizens do not need to exchange their licence, those from other countries may be required to take a driving test to get a Danish licence.

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moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to Denmark requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • As a modern country, Denmark hosts a wide, developed and competitive telecommunications market, including several service providers.

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Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • From amusement parks to museums and castles, you can choose from a wide range of leisure activities to enjoy in Denmark.

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  • Copenhagen has a wide range of leisure activities for expats to enjoy, be it exploring the outdoors, family activities, or nightlife.

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  • Expats looking to move to Denmark with their pet will find it relatively straightforward, particularly if they are moving from an EU member state.

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  • Denmark is often noted as being one of the happiest countries in the world with an excellent quality of life.

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