When You Arrive

If you have come to work and live in Denmark for the first time, there are some important practical matters, you need to attend to.

You need to:

You can read more about this at the Danish Customs and Tax Administration’s website.

Registering in Denmark

When you want to report your move to Denmark from a foreign country, you must complete and print the form "Arrivals from foreign countries".

After having completed the form, you must deliver it in person at the Citizen Service (Borgerservice), Odinsgade 14, 8900 Randers C.

When you deliver the form at the Citizen Service, you must also bring:

  • your passport.
  • your work contract (if you have a Danish employer).
  • your study contract (if you are going to study in Denmark).

What else you must bring depends on which country you come from.

The Nordic countries include Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

If you are from another Nordic country, you must bring your Nordic personal number.

A Nordic person can be registered in one country only. When you have notified the Citizen Service Centre of your move, the civil registration agency in the country from which you have moved will be informed that you are now registered in Denmark.

In some countries, you must report your move to the local civil registration office before leaving the country.

If you are from a EU or EEA country (except the Nordic countries), you must bring your residence permit as well as the identifications papers that are applicable to your case, including relevant marriage and birth certificates.

Your registration can only be completed if you have a permanent address and if your stay will have a duration of minimum three months. You can apply for a residence permit at the State Adminsitration (Statsforvaltningen).

Download and complete an application for a EU-residence document.

If you are a citizen of a country outside the Nordic Region, EU and EEA, you must bring your residence permit as well as the identifications papers that are applicable to your case, including relevant marriage and birth certificates.

Your registration can only be completed if you have a permanent address and if your stay will have a duration of minimum three months. You can apply for a residence permit at the Danish Immigration Service (Udlændingestyrelsen).

Find and complete forms for other citizens.