Cross-border commuters

If you live in another country (for example Sweden or Germany) and work in Denmark, you are considered a cross-border commuter. Whether you are eligible to work in Denmark right away depends on your citizenship, please see below. 

Regardless of citizenship, you will have to apply for a tax number in order to get paid by the University of Copenhagen. Please read more about tax number and more relevant information for cross-border commuters.

EU/EEA and Nordic citizens

Cross-border commuters who are a citizen of any other EU/EEA countries or one of the Nordic countries, can begin working at the University of Copenhagen without applying for residency documents. 

Non EU/EEA citizens

If you live abroad (i.e. in Sweden) and you are a non EU/EEA citizen, you must hold a Danish work permit before you can begin working at the University of Copenhagen. Please contact ISM, who will help you with the application. Afterwards, you can apply for a tax number in order to get paid.

Please note that a work permit as a commuter does not allow you to live in Denmark. Therefore, you must remember to apply for a new residence and work permit if you want to move to Denmark. Please contact ISM if you have any questions.