Before, during, and after: A comprehensive guide to moving to Denmark

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

If you’re considering a move to Denmark or have already arrived, it’s essential to plan meticulously to ensure a smooth transition and a successful stay.

In this comprehensive guide, the International House North Denmark will walk you through the key steps and considerations before moving, what to do upon arrival, how to make the most of your time living in Denmark, and finally, the necessary steps when if leaving again.

You can read more about the following steps on lifeindenmark’s website. You can also find a visual representation just below.

Before moving to Denmark

  • Find a job/ study program etc.
  • Find out if you need to apply for a residence and work permit.
  • Learn about Denmark and Danish culture.
  • Find out how to bring your family.
  • Find out about housing.
  • Find out about schools.

Arrival in Denmark

  • Get an EU residence document (if you are residing in Denmark according to EU regulations).
  • Find a home and get a permanent address.
  • Register as a citizen – get a CPR number.
  • Get a general practitioner.
  • Get a MitID.
  • Get your yellow health insurance card.
  • Get a tax card.
  • Sign your child up for daycare.
  • Open a bank account.

While living in Denmark

  • Import your car.
  • Change your driving license.
  • Find a dentist.
  • Get to know your rights as a parent.
  • Get to know your right as an employee.
  • Read your Digital Post.
  • Start learning Danish.
  • Find information about other practical matters.
  • Join a club or association.
  • Do volunteer work.

Leaving Denmark

  • Notify your municipality of your decision to leave Denmark.
  • Find out which practical matters to attend to if you are leaving Denmark.

Moving to Denmark can be a rewarding experience, but it requires careful planning and preparation.

By following these guidelines before, during, and after your move, you can maximize your chances of a successful and enjoyable entry and stay in Denmark.

If you have any questions about life in North Denmark, reach out to International House North Denmark: / +45 9931 1530 /

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