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What to do before leaving Denmark?

What to do before leaving Denmark?

Most foreigners who lived in Denmark are just "escaping" from Denmark when they return to their home country, but often they regret for not doing what they need to do before leaving. In this article we will explain what is most important to do before leaving Denmark....

What is “fagforening” or Danish trade unions

What is “fagforening” or Danish trade unions

About 80 percent of Danes are members of one or another trade union. These organizations provide a wide range of services to their members, but their primary purpose is to protect and defend the interests of their clients in their relationship with the employer. If an...

Changing your driving license in Denmark

Changing your driving license in Denmark

If you have arrived in Denmark, you can drive vehicles with your valid EU driving license. It is important to note that you can drive exactly these vehicles which your driving license is valid for. Changing the EU driving license to Danish When you have a registered...

Types of tax paid in Denmark

Types of tax paid in Denmark

In Denmark, the body responsible for tax collection and administration, called Skattestyrelsen, is the equivalent of the Lietuvos Valstybinės mokescių inspekcija and Polish Tax Administration. In Denmark, taxes can be divided into two categories: direct and indirect....

Sickness benefits

Sickness benefits

In the event of an injury in Denmark, and in order to receive sick pay, all necessary information about your illness must be completed in the Borger.dk section Mit Sygefravær. Benefits can be obtained from Jobcenter or your municipality. Can I get sickness benefits?...

PAYSLIP TERMINOLOGY

PAYSLIP TERMINOLOGY

Lønseddel – Payslip. Løn – Salary. Arbejdstimer – Work hours. Sats – fixed amount, expressed in terms of money, such as hourly wages or overtime, supplement. Pensionsbidrag AMP – Direct pension contributions, which is about 4% of the total salary. In addition, the...

Enkeltmandvirksomhed – one owner company

Enkeltmandvirksomhed – one owner company

Danish version sole proprietorship business with a CVR number. There is simply no such thing as a patent or certificate of individual activity in Denmark. This type of company pays moms i.e. VAT 25% and B-Skat for 10 months per calendar year. There is no interest...

Opening a bank account for the first time in Denmark

Opening a bank account for the first time in Denmark

After registering in the municipality, you will be given a document confirming that you are registered and have social insurance. You will need this document until CPR card (sygesikringskort) arrives at your address. With this document you can already open a bank...

MUNICIPALITY AND ADDRESS REGISTRATION

MUNICIPALITY AND ADDRESS REGISTRATION

Denmark is divided into 98 administrative districts - municipalities - in Denmark called the commune (Kommune). All legally residing persons who have received EU registration certificates must register in their municipalities. Municipalities are responsible for a wide...

Money return from public authorities without NemKonto

Money return from public authorities without NemKonto

Most Danish citizens and residents receive benefits from the public sector at least once a year. Such benefits include tax overpayments, child money, pensions, student loans, unemployment benefits, housing compensation, or social security money. All Danish residents...

How much alcohol, tobacco and cash can be brought to Denmark?

How much alcohol, tobacco and cash can be brought to Denmark?

Restrictions on tobacco and alcohol products in different European countries may vary, Denmark is no exception. To Denmark, can be imported up to 300 cigarettes, 10 liters of strong drinks and 110 liters of beer. You have to declare customs duties for bringing more...

SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE

SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE

Social security insurance in Denmark grants rights to: Free use of hospital services, maternity and sickness benefits and other help;Benefits in case of an accident at work and illness due to occupational diseases;Allowance for funeral expenses;Disability...

LEGAL RESIDENCE IN DENMARK

LEGAL RESIDENCE IN DENMARK

You can stay for 3 months without official registration in Denmark. If you have come to Denmark to find a job and are actively looking for a job, you must register here within 6 months of the first day of entry. Therefore, if you intend to spend more than 3 months in...

Compensation for dental treatment in EU countries

Compensation for dental treatment in EU countries

Lithuanian (Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian) citizens who have a health insurance card (yellow card) and a residence permit in Denmark, who had dental treatment in Lithuania (Poland, Romania, Bulgaria) or in any European Union country, as well as Norway, Iceland,...

e-Boks.dk and all your documents

e-Boks.dk and all your documents

Since November 2014, many of the mails you have previously received, will be sent to the new mail account. Currently, about 30,000 private and public institutions are already using this system. Checking and tracking this mailbox is your personal responsibility, so if...

Danish scholarship for citizens from the European Union (SU)

Danish scholarship for citizens from the European Union (SU)

All students from European Union countries studying at Danish universities or colleges can send a request for a Danish scholarship. The requirements are: Working minimum 10 to 12 hours a week, 10 weeks until you apply for a Danish scholarship. Pay slips for the...

Conditions for state pension

Conditions for state pension

In principle, there are a number of general conditions that must be met in order to be entitled to a state pension. However, these conditions may be waived. The retirement age National pension can be paid to people who have reached the retirement age, which is today...

CHANGE IN THE RULES ON SICKNESS BENEFITS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED PEOPLE

CHANGE IN THE RULES ON SICKNESS BENEFITS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED PEOPLE

Today, on Tuesday, March 17, the government will adopt another initiative to help the Danish business community in connection with the outbreak of coronavirus. This time it applies to the opportunity for self-employed persons to receive sickness benefits. Normally, a...

IF YOUR EMPLOYEE INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS

IF YOUR EMPLOYEE INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS

If one of your employees is on sick leave due to coronavirus or has been quarantined by the health authorities, you must pay wages in the same way as during normal illness. This means that if the employee is a “funktionær”, he or she must have his or her usual salary....

Can I get maternity benefits?

Can I get maternity benefits?

For working mothers, maternity benefits are paid out if all 3 conditions are fulfilled: On the first day of pregnancy and childbirth, or on the day before you leave, you must be working or employed.You must have been working for at least 160 hours in the last 4 months...

LEGAL RESIDENCE IN DENMARK

LEGAL RESIDENCE IN DENMARK

You can stay for 3 months without official registration in Denmark. If you have come to Denmark to find a job and are actively looking for a job, you must register here within 6 months of the first day of entry. Therefore, if you intend to spend more than 3 months in...

What you need to know when changing your driving license?

What you need to know when changing your driving license?

If you have arrived in Denmark, you can drive vehicles with your valid EU driving license. It is important to note that you can drive exactly these vehicles which your driving license is valid for. Changing the EU driving license to Danish When you have a registered...

Exports of vehicles

Exports of vehicles

As a car owner, you can get a refund of your car's import tax (Registreringsafgift) by deregistering your car from the Danish Motorregister. It is important to note that the decision may take up to 3 weeks and a fee of at least 8,500 will be deducted for the refunded...

Child and youth benefits for minors

Child and youth benefits for minors

Benefits for minor children (Danish: børn- og ungeydelse) are paid in Denmark for those parents who have a long-term or seasonal worker contract and pays taxes in Denmark. If only one parent is working in Denmark and the child / children live abroad, it is mandatory...

Return of accumulated retirement money

Return of accumulated retirement money

Your Danish pension accumulated in private pension funds such as Pensiondanmark, Industriens Pension, Danica Pension, PFA Pension - will be paid out to you even if you live abroad after reaching retirement age. Return of accumulated retirement money after leaving...

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