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Below, you can find a step-by-step guide of the most important practical things to consider and attend to, when moving to Denmark and start working at SDU.

Please chose the checklist that matches your nationality.

A more comprehensive guide can be found on lifeindenmark.dk and in the following sections of this webpage.

Nordic citizen

First step, when planning to move to Denmark and work at SDU, is the employment contract.
The contract is needed to be able to register in Denmark  and finding a place to live. 

Once you have received your contract, you can begin to search for accommodation.
We recommend, that you start as soon as possible , as it can be difficult to find suitable accommodation especially before the beginning of a semester.

Here you can find more information regarding housing. 

 

If you are a citizen of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden you are free to enter, reside, study and work in Denmark. You do not need a visa, residence or work permit. Find more information here.

If you are staying in Denmark for more than 3 months, you must book an appointment at one of the International Citizen Service centers to register in the Danish National Register (Folkeregister).  When you have registered, you will receive a CPR number and a health insurance card

When living and working in Denmark, you also need to pay taxes. 

If you qualify for the special tax scheme for reserchers, International Staff Office can help you apply. 
Otherwise, you must apply for a tax card

More information can be found here

When you arrive in Denmark to start your work at SDU, it is also very important that you get a Danish bank account as soon as possible. This enables SDU to transfer your salary to your account.

You can open a Danish bank account when you have your CPR number, your yellow health insurance card and a tax card. 

If you  take do not take up residence in Denmark and get a CPR number, you can have your foreign bank account assigned as a NemKonto.

 

EU/EEA/Swiss citizen

First step, when planning to move to Denmark and work at SDU, is the employment contract.
The contract is needed to be able to register in Denmark  and finding a place to live. 

Once you have received your contract, you can begin to search for accommodation.
We recommend, that you start as soon as possible , as it can be difficult to find suitable accommodation especially before the beginning of a semester.

Here you can find more information regarding housing. 

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens can reside in Denmark according to special regulations and should apply for EU residence document upon arrival to Denmark.

If you are staying in Denmark for more than 3 months, you must book an appointment at one of the International Citizen Service centers to register in the Danish National Register (Folkeregister).  When you have registered, you will receive a CPR number and a health insurance card

When living and working in Denmark, you also need to pay taxes. 

If you qualify for the special tax scheme for reserchers, International Staff Office can help you apply. 
Otherwise, you must apply for a tax card

More information can be found here

When you arrive in Denmark to start your work at SDU, it is also very important that you get a Danish bank account as soon as possible. This enables SDU to transfer your salary to your account.

You can open a Danish bank account when you have your CPR number, your yellow health insurance card and a tax card. 

If you  take do not take up residence in Denmark and get a CPR number, you can have your foreign bank account assigned as a NemKonto.


Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen

First step, when planning to move to Denmark and work at SDU, is the employment contract.
The contract is need to be able to register in Denmark  and finding a place to live. 

If you are a citizen from a country outside Scandinavia, the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you must apply for a residence and work permit in your home country through a Danish mission, i.e. a Danish Embassy or a Danish Consulate General before comming to Denmark.

International Staff Office will start the application process once your contract is issued, and will then inform you of the following process

First step, when planning to move to Denmark and work at SDU, is the employment contract.
The contract is need to be able to register in Denmark  and finding a place to live. 

Here you can find more information regarding housing. 

If you are staying in Denmark for more than 3 months, you must book an appointment at one of the International Citizen Service centers to register in the Danish National Register (Folkeregister).  When you have registered, you will receive a CPR number and a health insurance card

When living and working in Denmark, you also need to pay taxes. 

If you qualify for the special tax scheme for reserchers, International Staff Office can help you apply. 
Otherwise, you must apply for a tax card

More information can be found here

When you arrive in Denmark to start your work at SDU, it is also very important that you get a Danish bank account as soon as possible. This enables SDU to transfer your salary to your account.

You can open a Danish bank account when you have your CPR number, your yellow health insurance card and a tax card. 

If you  take do not take up residence in Denmark and get a CPR number, you can have your foreign bank account assigned as a NemKonto.

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