Citizens from the Nordic countries
If you are a citizen of the Nordic countries (Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), you are free to reside, study and work in Denmark.
Read more about the rules for citizens from the Nordic countries at the website "New to Denmark".
Citizens from EU, EEA and Switzerland
As a citizen from EU, EEA or Switzerland you may freely enter Denmark and remain here for up to three months without an EU residence document (registration certificate).
If you are a job seeker, you may reside in Denmark for up to six months without a registration certificate. The periods of three and six months are calculated from the date of entry.
If you expect that your stay in Denmark will last more than three months, you have to apply for an EU residence document (registration certificate) before the expiry of the three months. Job seekers are required to submit their application within six months after entry.
Read more about the rules for citizens from EU, EEA and Switzerland at the website "New to Denmark".
Citizens from other countries
If you are a citizen from a country outside the Nordic countries, EU, EEA or Switzerland, you must apply for a residence and work permit in your home country through a Danish mission, i.e. a Danish Embassy or a Danish Consulate General.
Read more about the rules for citizens from countries outside the Nordic Countries, EU, EEA and Switzerland at the website "New to Denmark".