How to Get a Residence Permit in Denmark for Doctors, Dentists, and Nurses the Fastest Way
Updated: Nov 24
Being a healthcare professional in our homeland entails many challenges. You need to have a strong determination to serve your countrymen. In times when pay is too low, and hard work doesn’t equate professional growth, there is nothing wrong with seeking a better opportunity. If you are someone who loves to attain maximum work-life balance, hear us out! The Denmark program could be your next big thing.
Living the Danish Lifestyle
Denmark is located in Northern Europe, part of Scandinavia. This place is dubbed as the ‘gateway’ to other European countries. You can reach fantastic places like London, Berlin, and Paris with just a few hours by plane. Denmark is recognized to be one of the best places to live in. The quality of life is great, healthcare services are top-notch, financial and job security are highly stable, and it’s one of the most peaceful nations in the world (per Global Peace Index for 2020). Since the country offers an excellent standard of living, one could expect higher living costs.
We work to live, not the other way around. If you are someone who enjoys more time spending with family and friends, the Danish ways will make you want to stay in their country for good. Denmark has a legal workweek of only 37.5 hours. You won’t find anyone working in the office by 5 pm or even earlier if workers have children to pick up at child care centers. Environmental and social welfare programs are considered a priority. All the natural spots in Denmark are preserved and kept in immaculate condition. Social benefits include (not limited to) free education, maternity privileges, child allowances, and comprehensive healthcare. With all these appealing advantages, no expats want to miss this amazing place.
The Denmark Residence Permit
The doctors, dentists, and nurses are especially called out for the Denmark program. The residence permit will allow the said local professionals to obtain a Danish authorisation. This involves learning the native language, passing the professional test, and an adaptation and training experience. The latter, however, will need to have a separate work permit.
The following must be secured when getting the residence permit:
1. Approval from The Danish Patient Safety Authority.
b. The first step of the authorisation process.
c. The deciding body will check whether your education/credentials can equate
2. Proof of funds.
a. Will vary according to the number of dependents.
Authorisation process for Nurses
Getting a Work Permit + Danish Residence Permit
As mentioned before, the Residence Permit in Denmark for authorisation purposes does not allow professionals to work. To be able to take the final stage of the authorisation process (which is the employment for adaptation and training), a work permit must be secured. However, this isn’t just the sole purpose of the permit. For the applicants to sustain their stay during the authorisation process, they are given the freedom to apply for a job and get a work permit.
The following are the conditions:
There is no particular industry but it should be a specific job offer with salary and terms of employment according to Danish standards.
Full-time or part-time are allowed.
It shouldn’t be longer than the residence permit obtained.
Danish lessons are partly paid and will be taught by batch. Learning a new language can be a bit of a challenge but staying with the locals makes it easier to grasp new words, gestures, and absorb their natural accent. The municipality of residence will be in charge of referring foreign nationals to their designated language school.
If you need to visit Schengen countries, a residence permit will allow you to do so with no more than 90 days. Just make sure you don’t overstay or your permit can be revoked.
A residence permit to obtain authorisation doesn’t mean that you have already gained permanent residency. It takes about 8 years (possibly 4 years for some) before one can be eligible for it. Although getting a PR is everyone’s ultimate goal, you can never expect relaxed conditions from one of the best countries in Europe. Acquiring the permit to obtain a Danish authorisation while starting your temporary residency offers the best method to continuing your profession without the need for any bridging studies. While you complete your authorisation process, you can start counting your years to getting the permanent residency permit.
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