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Coming to Denmark

There are a number of issues you need to be aware of when arriving in Denmark.
Use the step guides and other links below to gather information about CPR, taxes, banking, insurance, transportation, and much more.

Step guide

EU/EAA & Swiss Citizens

As an EU/EEA citizen you can live, work, and study in Denmark due to EU's freedom of movement regulation. However, you must obtain other legal documents.
Step guide

NON-EU/EAA Citizens

If you are from a country outside EU/EEA you must apply for, and be issued with, a residence permit and a work permit to reside and work in Denmark.

Nordic Citizens

Nordic citizens who stay in Denmark for more than six months are required to register with the Danish Civil Registration System. 


In Denmark everyone has the right to open a basic bank account, however you usually need a yellow health insurance card first.

CPR Number

You are required to register with the Civil Registration System. Upon registering, you will be issued with a CPR number, which gives you access to a range of services.

Driving License

The driving rules vary depending on whether your driving license was issued in a EU/EEA country, a non-EU/EEA country, or a Nordic country.

Easy Account / NemKonto

The EasyAccount (NemKonto) enables Danish authorities and institutions to transfer money directly to your bank account.


If you or your family need any form of medical assistance, it is important, as well as comforting, to know how the system works and who to contact.


Finding a place to live can be a bit of a hassle, especially in the big cities. It is recommended to start searching as soon as you can.

I Wonder Why

Here is our list of some of the things you may wonder about as an expat living in Denmark.

Internet, TV & mobile

Learn more about the mandatory media license and mobile phone subscriptions here.


Remember to insure yourself during your stay. Please, be aware that in Denmark, certain types of insurance are compulsory while others are optional. 

Job & Career

To get you started, we have gathered some useful information about the job search process.

Tax Card

If you move to Denmark, you are also liable to obtain a tax card in order to pay tax (skat).


Learn more about transportation options in Denmark here.

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