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Residence and work in Denmark

The rules regarding residence and work in Denmark are administered by the Danish Immigration Service and The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) under the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs.

Applying for residence and work permits

Newtodenmark.dk is the Danish Immigration Service and the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration’s official web portal about the rules for entering and residing in Denmark.

EU citizens

If you are a Union citizen or EEA/Swiss national, you may stay in Denmark under the EU rules on free movement of persons and services. Read more on the state administrations website

Nordic citizens

If you are a citizen of Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden, you are free to enter, live, study and work in Denmark. You do not need a visa or a residence permit. The State Administration and the Immigration Service can provide you with additional information

Foreign Service providers and employees posted in Denmark

Workplacedenmark.dk provides Foreign Service providers and employees posted to work in Denmark with information about their rights and duties. Employees posted to work in Denmark by a foreign enterprise are covered by certain provisions of Danish Law. Areas covered are i.e. health and safety at the workplace, working conditions and discrimination.

Coming to and living in Denmark

Lifeindenmark.dk is a practical guide relevant to your stay in Denmark - whether you are here to work or study.