Moving to Denmark

Moving to Denmark

Basic information Denmark

If you are moving to Denmark, it might be useful to know the basic information about the country, which can be found below:

  • Population: 5,659,715 of per 2015.
  • Capital City: Copenhagen
  • Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
    • Queen: Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur
    • Prime minister: Helle Thorning-Schmidt
  • Major language: Danish
  • Major religion: Evangelical Lutheranism
  • Monetary unit: Danish krone (DKK)
  • International dialing code: +45

Are you moving to Denmark? Start by checking out the information below, and filling in the form in order to receive the best removal quotes from international removal companies.


Schooling is compulsory for children under the age of 15 or 16 years old. The education system in Denmark consists of the following levels:

  • Pre-school
  • Primary and lower secondary education
  • Upper secondary education
  • Vocational education and training
  • Higher education
  • Adult learning

Education is free in Denmark and is funded by the government, which is for permanent residents, temporary residents who can apply for a permanent residency. Cost for people who cannot apply for free education, need to pay around 6000 EUR to 16000 EUR for annual tuition. However keep in mind that you can apply for scholarships.


The unemployment rate in Denmark was 4.9% in January. If you are moving to Denmark to work then you must know that working in Denmark is both flexible and secure. You can compromise your family life and career easily. If you plan to stay less than 3 months, then it is possible to work without a permit, depending on your profession. However you must hold a visa, without a visa you cannot work. Most labor markets in Denmark are set up by employers and employees than by law. The Danish work place is casual and not too formal. The following are required if you need a work permit,

  • Hold a valid passport
  • Fill in the application forms
  • Create a case order ID
  • Pay the fee on time


If you are moving to Denmark and want more information about work permits, click on the link below”

Bank accounts

If you are moving to Denmark and want to open a bank account, you must have a Danish CPR number (also called an ID number). Without a Danish CPR number, it is not possible to open a bank account. You will need the following:

  • Passport or identification card
  • Document showing Danish address
  • CPR number

Keep in mind that it is also possible that a bank requires you to bring an employment contract or proof of the university or school. The biggest banks in Denmark are: Danske Bank, Nordea, Jyske Bank and Syd Bank.


Moving to Denmark


You must have a valid passport from one of the EU countries if you are moving to Denmark, you will not need a visa to enter Denmark. However, if you plan to stay for a long term, you will need to apply for a residence permit. If you need to apply for a visa, the following actions and documents are required:


  • A signed, completed application form
  • A passport or other valid travel document. Your passport/travel document must be valid for at least three months after your planned departure date.
  • A passport photo
  • Fingerprints (at the moment, this only applies to applicants who submit their application to a diplomatic mission where the Schengen visa system has been rolled out)
  • Payment of visa processing fee
  • Relevant documentation, such as information about the reason for the trip, proof that you have available accommodation, proof that you have sufficient means at your disposal to cover your living expenses as well as your travel home. You should also include information that will allow immigration authorities to determine whether you plan to leave the Schengen region when your visa expires
  • Proof that you have travel insurance. The policy must be valid throughout the Schengen region for the entire visa period. Minimum coverage must be €30,000

If you can score enough points based on the criteria such as age, education, language skills and work experience, then you can obtain a residence permit for three year (which is also called the Danish green card). This means that you are then allowed to live and work in Denmark.

If you are moving to Denmark and need more information about visas, click on the link below:


Cost of living

The cost of living in Denmark is considered very high, compared to the standard living cost of Europe. The cost of housing is the biggest expense. If you are moving to Denmark, you must consider your accommodation carefully because accommodation cost can vary from medium to very high. Food in Denmark are from high quality, therefore it is expensive to eat outside and to buy groceries.

Medical care

If you are moving to Denmark, you must know that the medical care is of a high quality and a second insurance is not a high priority.. Hospitals and doctors speak English in Denmark, which makes it very easy for expats. The public health care system of Denmark is arranged that medical care is paid by general taxes and is free for the residents of Denmark and EU citizens.


Driving license

It is feasible for expats to obtain a driving license in Denmark. Courses are also available in English. The following documents are required:

  • Doctor’s certificate issued by your own doctor with a valid photo.
  • A valid passport.
  • If you are not a Danish citizen you should bring your residence permit. You should also bring your Health Card (“sygesikringskort”).

You can drive with a foreign driving license up to 90 days depending on depending on where it is issued.

If you are moving to Denmark and want more information about driving licenses, click on the link below:



The tax rates of Denmark are one of the highest in the world because Denmark has a large public sector.


Moving to Denmark


Why Moovmii?

Instead of spending time searching for movers, Moovmii will send your request directly to the international removal companies. You will just have to wait, and get contacted by them, either by phone or by email. And by doing that you can save money, since international removal companies will compete for your move! You will be able to choose the right mover for you, depending on its services, and its price. Is this not enough to convince you to use Moovmii and its network of removal companies when moving to Denmark? Here are some other reasons that will surely convince you:

  • Our service is free!
  • You get up to 5 quotes, giving you the possibility to choose;
  • International removal companies have years of experience, and have done furniture transports just like yours innumerable times;
  • Movers can disassemble and assemble your furniture, pack your belongings, and do all the heavy lifting;
  • Moving companies are specialized in transporting furniture and hefty items around, so they can guarantee you the best protection for your things, whether you are opting for a shipping by land, by air, or by sea;
  • Other services provided are insurance and help in the handling of documents

With Moovmii your international move to Denmark starts in the right way: You will get up to 5 removal quotes, and be contacted by the best movers around. All without having to spend time, and money. Thanks to Moovmii and its network of international removal companies you can be assured that your international transport will start, and end, with a smile. Moving to Denmark could not have been easier!