To our visitors from abroad
following is of great importance for you to read
If your stay here exceeds 3 months, you will
need a residence/work permit - also if you are a resident of an EU country.
The permit can be obtained from the Danish Embassy in your country and
must be applied for at least 2-3 months in advance. EU residents only can obtain
a residence permit after arrival in Copenhagen (in 2-3 weeks). If you are
married, you must remember to bring your marriage certificate.
EU residents only can obtain a residence permit after arrival in Copenhagen (in 2-3 weeks). For a residence permit, or an extension of it, you will need a letter from the Institute Department, your passport and 2 photos
which must be presented personally to the authorities.
Residing in Denmark for more than 3 months
gives you the right to receive free treatment by general practitioners.
Furthermore, medicine, dental care and physiotherapy are partly reimbursed.
Your Health Insurance is not paid separately but is part of the general
If you come from a country outside of Scandinavia
or the EU, you are not covered during the first 6 weeks after your arrival
and then ONLY if your stay exceeds 3 months, if you have registered
with the Civil Registration Office (the Folkeregister) and if you have
a residence permit. It would therefore be wise to arrange for a health
insurance from home that will cover medical bills during the first 6-8
weeks of your stay. If you come from an EU country where you are covered
by your own national social security, you are advised to bring an EU-form
104. Please note that an EU resident who has been abroad for a longer period
may not be able to obtain such a form; in such cases you will not be covered
by the Danish social security until 6 weeks after the registration at the
Civil Registration Office. Scandinavians must bring an Internordisk Flyttebevis
(for stays of more than 3 months).
If you need an automobile insurance in Denmark,
it will be an advantage to bring a certificate from your insurance company
stating the number of years you have driven claim-free. An insurance in
Denmark for foreign registered cars is expensive. It is strongly advised to make
further inquiries if you plan to bring a car to Denmark.
If you write to ask Hanne
assistance in finding a place to live, please, remember to give as much
relevant information as possible. You must always refer to your host department.
Housing (Service offered ONLY to NBIfAFG
(see the Housing
page for further information)
Last modified: Wed Jun 25 12:29:27 MET DST 2003
by Hanne N. Christensen