Non-EU/EEA citizens who hold a pink residence card must destroy the card upon leaving Denmark. The card should be destroyed if you are leaving Denmark permanently and if the card is no longer valid. Please make sure to destroy the card completely. The card should be destroyed immediately upon leaving Denmark.
When you move back to your home country, you must deregister from the Central Registration System (Det Centrale Personregister or CPR) before you leave Denmark. You do this by contacting the citizen service centre in the municipality in which you have lived. You can acquire the relevant form from the citizens service centre in your municipality. You have to fill in your current address and the address you are moving to on the form, as well as the date of your move and the names of everyone moving with you.
No sooner than one month before your departure, submit your notification to your municipality, who will issue a receipt. This receipt is used for calculating holidays (see below for payment of holiday pay).
You must also destroy your health insurance card immediately upon leaving Denmark. Or you can return it to the municipality, who will destroy it for you.
Read more at Lifeindenmark.borger.dk
If you have a car registered in Denmark, you can take it to your new country of residence. However, you need to de-register the vehicle in Denmark.
In certain cases, you may be entitled to a refund of the registration fee. It is also possible to buy a new car with border plates (no tax or VAT).
When you leave Denmark you can either choose to keep your Danish bank account or close it. If you do not plan to return to Denmark, you should close the account. Your account will be closed automatically if the account is not used for a longer period (usually 2 years) and it will require extensive paper work to take out the money in your account after it has been closed automatically.
You are recommended to talk to your bank to hear which option is best for you.
Regardless of where you are going, you must always inform your Danish bank of your new address abroad.
In case of termination of employment, days of holiday which have not been taken are disbursed to the employee. As far as possible, employees on fixed-term contracts, for example PhD fellows, research assistants, etc., must take a proportionate amount of accrued holiday before the term of employment ends.
You can have all your earned holiday allowance paid out whether or not you take holidays. Before your holiday pay can be paid out, your remaining holiday must be settled by the university and you must receive a letter from Feriepengeinfo in your eBoks.
Conditions to have your holiday pay paid out
The conditions to have your holiday pay paid out are that:
If you haven’t agreed on a holiday settlement yet
If you need to work out how much holiday pay you are owed, you should:
Then your holiday pay will be paid out directly to you in connection with your holiday settlement.
If you have not received a letter from Feriepengeinfo, or if you have questions regarding your holiday pay, please contact AU HR, Payroll.
Read more about holiday pay and holiday rules on the Staff Portal
Aarhus University recommends you to contact your pension fund for information and guidance on what to do about your pension when leaving Denmark.
A number of relocation agencies offer relocation programmes to cover all of the relocation process.
We have made a list of what to remember when leaving Denmark in order to relocate to another country.
See the checklist (pdf file)
On the municipal website Lifeindenmark.dk you can find an overview of what to do before leaving Denmark. See Practical matters before leaving