Registering as a non-EU citizen

If you are a citizen from a country outside Scandinavia, the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you must apply for a residence and work permit from your home country before coming to Denmark.

In the majority of cases, your future employer in Denmark will contribute with information for the application.

There are several different options for a residence and work permit in Denmark; your education, qualifications and the type of job you have been offered are important to how you should apply.

NOTE: The Danish Immigration Service administers this area. Read more and find contact information on the New to Denmark website.

You can also check out what else to remember at our Step by step site.

Sidst opdateret: 28. november 2018