Immigrate to Denmark. Things to know before moving to Denmark
Things to know when moving to Denmark
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Visa regulations for moving to Denmark
If you are moving to Denmark from Norway, Sweden, Finland, or Iceland, you can easily live and work in Denmark.
If you are immigrating to Denmark from other European Union countries, you need to register yourself by the relevant local authorities (police office or town hall) to stay in the country for longer than 3 months.
You will have to apply for a visa if you are relocating from the USA or moving from Australia, Canada, and other non-EU or non-EEA countries to Denmark. Depending on your particular case, you need to choose the corresponding type of visa to apply for. Danish visas divided into short-stay (tourist, business visas) and long-stay visas (type D).
Long-stay visas are:
- Residence/work permit – foreign nationals may be granted a six-month residence permit to seek employment in Denmark.
- Denmark visa for study purpose – if you are planning to study in Denmark. You must have obtained a residence permit before entering Denmark.
Property information. Rentals in Denmark
Danish people prefer settling down in single-family houses, so a greater half of the population resides in such dwellings. As a result, renting a house in Denmark, especially in big cities, would be challenging. Renting an apartment or sharing a house with other tenants could be a great option. On average, a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre will cost you about €900 per month. If you are moving to Denmark with your family, you will pay around €1500 per month for a three-bedroom apartment.
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LIVING IN DENMARK
The cost of living in Denmark
Denmark is on the list of the most expensive countries in Europe. Tourists and expats moving to Copenhagen complain of the high prices for food and entertainment. Expats state that the prices for the apartment rentals are too high, while almost half of the salary is deducted in the form of taxes. At the same time, the average monthly salary in Denmark is €5500.
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Job market in Denmark: How can I find a job in Denmark?
Job and employment opportunities are among the major reasons for expats relocating to Denmark. Furthermore, the country has recently launched a program for highly qualified professionals, so if you have corresponding skills in the IT, engineering, and healthcare sectors, you are welcome to apply. A greater half of job opportunities in Denmark is provided by the state but you need to know at least basic Danish to have better chances of getting a job. Many people working in Denmark are self-employed, which means that they have their own business entities in agriculture, hospitality industry, or technological sector.
Education and the school system in Denmark
The education system of Denmark is divided into 4 stages: primary, lower secondary, upper secondary, and higher education. Education in primary and secondary schools is conducted in Danish. However, children usually take in-depth courses in English or German. Expats moving to Denmark often choose international schools for their children to overcome the language barrier. Consider that intensive courses of the Danish language are available in private international schools.
Healthcare system in Denmark
All citizens and expats living in Denmark get universal access to healthcare services that are free of charge. The Danish healthcare system is funded by the government and through the national health tax (8% of income). Public healthcare services in Denmark cover primary, specialist, hospital, preventive, and even mental health care. Private insurance is voluntary but three-thirds of the population purchase it additionally because it fully covers dental care, pharmacy costs, and other services that are not subsidised by the state.
Driving in Denmark. Should I get a Danish driving licence?
If you have a driving licence from an EU country or Iceland, Norway, Faroe Islands or Liechtenstein, you can use it in Denmark for as long as it is valid.
If your driving licence is issued in a country outside the EU, Iceland, Norway, Faroe Islands or Liechtenstein, you must exchange it for a Danish driving licence if you wish to drive a car in Denmark while living there. Your foreign driving licence is only valid for 90 days after you have moved to Denmark.
While bicycles are common in urban areas, many people use cars or public transportation systems to travel across the country. When driving in Denmark, you should remember and stick to a certain set of rules:
- Drive on the right side of the road.
- Take your driving license and third-party insurance.
- Always keep seatbelts and headlights on when driving in Denmark.
What else to expect when living in Denmark
We gathered some more facts you need to know when relocating to Denmark to work or study.
- Living in Denmark is comfortable and safe. The crime rates are extremely low, but bicycle thefts could be frequent.
- Expats moving to Denmark have an exclusive opportunity to learn the Danish language for free. You just need to register for the language courses in advance and visit classes regularly.
- Most immigrants in Denmark complain that there is little sunshine but many gloomy days throughout the year. Most Danes and expats have to take Vitamin D capsules in autumn and winter.
- The average tax rate in Denmark is about 50% which is higher than in the rest of Europe.
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