Check if you need a residence and work permit, and if your profession is regulated. Getting an official assessment of your education can help you get hired faster.
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
- your profession is regulated in Denmark.
In addition, it might be a good idea to get your educational qualifications assessed by a Danish authority. This may improve your chances of finding a job.
Residence and work permit
The Danish regulations on residence and work distinguish between three overall categories of citizenships:
- Citizens from Nordic countries
- Citizens from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland
- Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Citizens from Nordic countries, EU/EEA and Switzerland do not need to apply for a residence and work permit. Citizens from a country outside of the Nordic countries, the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you must apply for a residence and work.
Read more about important registrations when you move to Denmark as a citizen of a Nordic country
Read more about important registration when you move to Denmark as an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen
Read more about important registration when you move to Denmark as a citizen of a country outside the Nordic countries, the EU/EEA or Switzerland
Regulated professions in Denmark
Doctors, lawyers, building site coordinators are examples of the professions regulated by law. If your profession is regulated, you need an authorisation or a similar recognition by the competent public authority in Denmark. Temporary service providers from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland, do, as a rule, only need to submit a declaration.
Read more about regulated professions
Assessment of your education
It might difficult for Danish employers to understand and appreciate your education from another country. An official assessment of your education by a Danish authority will help your potential employers understand how your education corresponds to the Danish educational system.
Read more about educational assessment