If you have completed medical training in a country outside Denmark and want to work as a medical doctor (læge) in Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands, you need to apply for Danish registration.
You have to fill in an application form to obtain Danish authorisation, permission to work independently as a medical doctor and registration of specialist qualifications, (if applicable). If you already hold Danish authorisation and permission to work independently as a medical doctor and want to apply for Danish specialist registration, the links below also contain information about this. The authorisation process and the required documentation depend on the country in which you are a national and the country in which you qualified as a medical doctor. The application forms can be found at the Danish Patient Safety Authority’s website.
If you have been awarded an authorisation from one of the Nordic countries and are a citizen of a Nordic country, you can find the application form here:
If you have completed your medical training in an EU/EEA country and are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you can find the application form here:
You need to follow another procedure if:
• You are a national of a non-EU/EEA-country and have completed medical training in a non-EU/EEA country.
• You are a national of a non-EU/EEA-country and have completed medical training in an EU/EEA-country (other than Denmark)
• You are a national of an EU/EEA country and have completed medical training in a non-EU/EEA country. You can apply for registration under the special EU/EEA provisions if you have worked for at least three years in another EU/EEA country.
The authorisation process consists of a number of steps, e.g. a language test, medical tests and a course in Danish health legislation. You can find the steps here:
The Danish Patient Safety Authority only regulates language requirements for applicants from non-EU countries (third countries). It is a requirement for all doctors in Denmark to have the necessary qualifications, including adequate skills in the Danish language (ability to understand and being understood by patients and colleagues and conduct medical record in Danish). This requirement is administered by the employer.
The fee for Danish authorisation, permission to work independently as a medical doctor is DKK 1,206 and DKK 4,165 for a registration of specialist qualifications.