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Preparing to relocate to Denmark


If you bring children with you to Aarhus University, we will be happy to assist you with information and guidance about childcare options, school enrolment, language tuition etc.

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Documents to bring

There are a number of documents you need to bring to get registered in Denmark. If you are married or bringing family, you need to bring documentation from your home country in officially translated copies (German, English or Scandinavian languages). 

Documents to bring to get registered

Additional documents to bring

  • Insurance documents (you need to take out private travel insurance to cover you untill you regsiter for healthcare in Denmark)

US citizens only

  • Social security card (a requirement by FATCA to open a Danish bank account)


Everyone residing in Denmark for more than three months has the right to receive national health service treatment for free. This means that as soon as you are a registered resident here and have a CPR (civil registration) number, you have the same rights to medical assistance as Danish citizens. 

Before coming to Denmark we advise you to make sure that you are coverd by private healthcare until you get registered in Denmark. EU citizens should bring their blue EU health insurance card. We also advise you to bring your medical and dental records. 

Read more about healthcare under on arrival 

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Permissions to reside and work in Denmark

Permissions to reside and work in Denmark depend on your nationality. If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen you need a work and residence permit to work in Denmark. You need to apply for the work and residence permit before you come to Denmark. 

Read more about permissions to reside and work in Denmark

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