Danish residence permit

Your citizenship determines whether you need a residence permit. The same applies to work permits. Choose your citizenship and carefully read the application information. Whether you need CPR registration or not depends on the length of your stay in Denmark.

Dual citizenship

If you have dual citizenship and one from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, please choose that citizenship in the drop-down menu category below.

Danish residence permit

Your citizenship determines whether you need a residence permit. The same applies to work permits.Chooseyour citizenship and carefully read the application information. Whether you need CPR registration or not depends on the length of your stay in Denmark.

Dual citizenship

If you have dual citizenship and one from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, please choose that citizenship in the drop-down menucategory below.

What is your country of citizenship?

Danish citizens

You do not need to apply for a residence permit. However, as a Danish citizen moving to Denmark for more than three months, you can register as a resident in the CPR register if you have a Danish address.

You must report your arrival to the municipality by booking an appointment with the Copenhagen Citizen Service.

Please note that you will not be able to apply for a CPR number, if you are staying in Denmark for less than three months.

Find more information about this process at borger.dkt (Unfortunately, the information is only in Danish).

Nordic citizens

You do not need a residence permit to live in Denmark.
However, if you are staying for more than six months, you need to register with the Danish authorities. For more information about moving within the Nordic countries, please see www.norden.org/da.

Please note that, when you apply for a CPR number in Denmark, your address in your home country will be registered as vacated. Make sure that you are familiar with your home country’s rules for relocating to another Nordic country before applying for a Danish CPR number.

Work permit for citizens of Nordic countries

You do not need a work permit for regular student jobs.

EU, EEA or Swiss citizens

You must apply for an EU residence document, as you are a EU/EEA or Swiss citizen staying longer than 90 days. 

Apply for an EU residence document

When applying you can choose to fill out the OD1 application form in an online or a paper version. We recommend the online version:

 

 

 

For both online and paper applications

  • You do not need to sign a declaration of study activity if you have received an admission letter from UCPH.
  • When you have booked an appointment, you will receive an email with a receipt including a booking number. You must enter the booking number in the Citizens Service Center on arrival.

Change appointment

If you are unable to show up for your appointment, you should cancel or change your appointment as soon as possible – then someone else will be able to book the appointment.

When you visit The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration, always bring:

  • your passport/ID card
  • your OD1 application or receipt for the online OD1 application and the reference number
  • your booking numbers.

Where to go

The Daniish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) at Jacobsens Vej 39, 2500 Valby

Special opening days for international students:

  • Tuesday 23 August 2022, opening hours 08:30-16:00
  • Friday 26 August 2022, opening hours 12:00-17:00
  • Saturday 27 August 2022, opening hours 09:00-16:00
  • Tuesday 13 September 2022, opening hours 08:30-16:00
  • Saturday 17 September 2022, opening hours 09:00-16:00

SIRI will issue an EU residence document immediately if you meet the requirements for an EU residence permit in Denmark.                                        

FAQ

 

If you dont have an address in Denmark, state your address in your home country. Repeat this in the box last address before entering Denmark.

 

If you only have one date in your passport, use this same date when filling out the application.

 

 

If you are visiting SIRI on the special opening days, download the declaration of sufficient funds and attach it to your application. You are not required to print, sign and re-upload the declaration of sufficient funds. When you show up in person at SIRI, you must confirm that you have sufficient funds.

To proceed, you must attach the declaration to your application (but it is not necessary to sign it).

 

 

If you are visiting SIRI on the special opening days, you can download the sworn declaration, save it on your desktop and upload it. You are not required to print, sign and upload it.

Click on browse and find the declaration you saved on your desktop and upload it (without a signature). When you show up in person at SIRI, you must confirm the sworn declaration (in person).

 

Work permit for EU/EEA and Swiss citizen

You do not need a work permit for student jobs in Denmark.

 

Non-EU/EEA and non-Nordic citizen (visa-free)

You must obtain a residence permit if you wish to stay in Denmark for more than 90 days since you are a citizen of a visa-free non-EU/EEA/Nordic country.

How to apply

You cannot start the residence permit process yourself. UCPH will send you the residence permit application form after you have been admitted.

The residence permit application process typically takes two to three months, and you must pay an application fee.

Please note that while you can enter Denmark without a visa/residence permit, we still recommend that you apply for and receive your residence permit before arriving, as you will be able to apply for, for example, the national health insurance card.

More information about the application process

Work permit for non-EU/EEA and non-Nordic citizens

If you want to work during your studies at UCPH, you should always read the information about your right to work in your residence permit. The permit provides information about how many hours per week you are allowed to work.

You are typically only allowed to work for a limited number of hours during the semester.

Non-EU/EEA and non-Nordic citizen with a visa requirement

Depending on the length of your stay you must obtain both a residence permit and a visa since you are a Non-EU/EEA/Nordic citizen. 

 

 

 

 

Work permit for non-EU/EEA and non-Nordic citizen

If you want to work during your studies at UCPH, you should always read the information about your right to work in your residence permit. The permit provides information about how many hours per week you are allowed to work.

You are typically only allowed to work for a limited number of hours during the semester.

If you wish to work during your studies at UCPH you should always read the information about your work rights in your residence permit. This is where you will find information about how many hours per week you are allowed to work. You are typically only allowed to work a limited number of hours during the semester.