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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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Generalities

General information
  • As a member of the European Union, Denmark is a small kingdom with nearly 6 million inhabitants and is very welcoming towards expatriates.

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Formalities

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 visa or permit.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • 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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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • Thanks to its dynamic and prosperous economy, Denmark provided many opportunities to foreign professionals who are looking forward to work there.

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  • Esbjerg is mainly an industrial city. Besides offshore companies, it also attracts many foreign professionals looking for career prospects.

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  • Located in the Jutland area, Aalborg is a major industrial and commercial hub. Many job opportunities are available there for foreign professionals.

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  • Being one of the major Danish cities, Aarhus hosts the head offices of several international companies that provide opportunities to expatriates.

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  • Calmer than other cities such a Copenhagen and Aarhus, Odense is a major industrial city that provides various opportunities to foreign professionals.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Esbjerg is a medium-sized city, located in the West of Jutland, in the South of Denmark. The city hosts a small expatriate community.

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  • Compared to Odense, Aalborg is a medium-sized city, located in the Jutland region. Providing a range of accommodation, it attracts many expatriates.

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  • Like the rest of Denmark, Aarhus is a calm and pleasant city that attracts many expatriates every year, providing a range of accommodation as well.

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  • Located in Funen, Odense has a population of some 180,000 inhabitants in which many expatriates have mingled over the years.

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  • Finding accommodation in Copenhagen can be a difficult task given a higher demand than supply. Rent prices are also quite high.

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Study

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
  • Like most European countries, Denmark also has a developed and modern health care system providing quality health care to its residents.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • Denmark has a developed and comprehensive banking system. Foreign nationals can thus open a bank account provided they have a resident card.

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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • Denmark has one of the world's highest tax systems with tax rates applying both to Danes and foreign employees, retirees, students, etc.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Like most European capital cities, Copenhagen also has a developed transports network which will allow you to travel anywhere during your stay.

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  • Traveling across Denmark could not have been simpler thanks to a developed transport network including buses, trains, taxis, and even bikes and boats.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • Nationals of some countries have to exchange their national driver's license to be allowed to drive during their stay in Denmark.

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Removal

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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Communications

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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Leisure

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

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  • As a dynamic capital city, Copenhagen provides a wide range of leisure activities to expatriates having chosen to settle there.

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  • Strongly attached to ecology, Denmark portrays a serene lifestyle with a strong emphasis on the respect of nature, laws and people.

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  • Denmark is quite open towards the entry of pets of foreign origin provided owners comply with existing conditions and regulations.

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