Residence and work permit
Check if you need a residence and work permit before you start your job search
Prior to job searching, it is always a good idea to find out whether you need a residence and work permit to live and work in Denmark.
The Danish regulations on residence and work permit distinguish between three overall categories of citizenships, where different rules apply for each category:
- Citizens from Nordic countries
- Citizens from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland
- Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA
Citizens from a country outside of the Nordic countries, the EU/EEA or Switzerland must apply for a residence and work permit before entering Denmark, also if they hold an EU Blue Card from another EU country.
Citizens from the two other categories do not need to apply for a residence and work permit. Citizens from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland who reside and work in Denmark for more than 3 months need to apply for an EU residence document. Read more about this and other things to consider before moving to Denmark here: https://lifeindenmark.borger.dk/theme/before-moving