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Working in Denmark

Many foreign nationals are free to live and work in Denmark. However, some are required to hold a residence and work permit. The specific requirements in connection with living and working in Denmark depend, first and foremost, on a person’s nationality and qualifications.

It is necessary to make an appointment before handing in your application at the embassy. And Applications has to be submitted in person.

As from 21st May 2012 Danish residence cards must contain biometrics (digital photograph & signature and fingerprints of 10 fingers). Children under 6 (age 6 minus 1 day) are not required to give fingerprints.

Please note the following
You will require a "Case Order ID" (obtainable online) and pay a fee (payable online) before submitting your application to the Embassy. The application fee is payable to the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment in addition to the fee charged by the Embassy. Please see the website of the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment for further information: Fees

Applications should normally be made in your home country or in the country where you are currently residing.

Please visit the website of the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International recruitment newtodenmark.dk for general information and processing times for residence and work permits for Employees, the Job Card Scheme, Trainees as well as researchers, PhD students and research assistants.  Here you will also find the different the application forms.

Further information about studying in Denmark is available from:
Working in Denmark
 
Please note the following

Please read the guidelines on the front of the form “How to apply” carefully before making an application (the application process must be started by your employer in Denmark before you apply),
state your Case Order ID and provide refund information in the appropriate boxes on the form,
enclose payment receipt with your application.

Please note that if you have not obtained a Case Order ID and made the payment online before you submit your application, the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment may reject your application.


The following is required for an application;


1. 1 completed application form (please see guidelines on the front of the application form).

1. 1 completed application form (please see guidelines on the front of the application form).

2. Passport (copies of all passport pages are accepted). Copies of the originals must be in colour and size A4

3. Employment contract and job description (not more than 30 days old – where possible standard contracts from the
    relevant industry should be used).

4. Documentation for your educational background (copy in authorized Danish or English translation).
 
5. Documentation for authorization (only if the job requires Danish authorization). Information about authorization is
    available under “Job Card Scheme” at newtodenmark.dk.

6. Additional documents supplied by the employer (see “Which documents are required” on the front of the application form).

7. Non-refundable fee

Please note that the permit must always be collected in person.

Consular Service
E-mail: tlvamb@um.dk