A commuter is a person who travels daily between Denmark and his or her country of residence in order to work.

If you are a foreign national with an address and a residence permit in another country than Denmark, you can be granted a work permit in Denmark, provided that you meet the conditions for obtaining a permit under one of our work schemes.

You can read more about the schemes here.

A commuter must hold a Danish work permit in order to work in Denmark.

You and your Danish employer (e.g. the company, research institution or sports club) are each required to contribute to the application.

You can find specific guidelines on the “How to apply” tab of each single residence scheme.

The easiest and fastest option is to apply online.

You do not apply for a residence permit as a commuter.

Therefore, you are not required to pay a fee for the processing of your case, and neither do you need to create a Case Order ID.

When you apply for a work permit as a commuter, you are not required to have your biometric features recorded.

Instead, you must submit a personal data card which will be used to issue documentation of your work permit as a commuter.

You must attach your personal data card to the application form or submit it afterwards.

You can download and print the personal data card here.

A work permit as a commuter does not allow you to live in Denmark. Therefore, you must remember to apply for a residence and work permit if you want to move to Denmark.