Test in Danish at A1-level (Danskprøve A1)

The immigration authorities are offering a test in Danish at the A1 level (Danskprøve A1). Certain other tests can be taken instead of the Danskprøve A1 offered by the immigration authorities. See the list of approved alternative A1-level tests of Danish as a second language (in Danish only)

It is a requirement for your continuous permit to stay in Denmark that you have passed a test in Danish at the A1 level.

If you have passed one of these tests you will be required to submit proper documentation to the Immigration Service prior to the deadline for passing the test. Read more about the deadline for passing the test in Danish

Module test administered to students taking Danish classes for new adult residents (Danskuddannelserne for nyankomne voksne udlændinge m.fl.) is not an approved alternative to the Danskprøve A1.

Once you pass the test in Danish at the A1 level or higher, you obtain the right to stay in Denmark and the amount of collateral required to be posted by your spouse/partner will be reduced by DKK 22,150.11 (2018 level), if you have applied for family reunification as a spouse before 1 July 2018. If you have applied on 1 July 2018 or after the collateral can be reduced by DKK 20,400 (2019 level).

In order to have the amount of collateral reduced, you will need to contact your municipality.

Test in Danish at A2-level (Danskprøve A2)

The immigration authorities also offer a test in Danish as second language at the A2 level, called Danskprøve A2.

If you have applied for family reunification as a spouse on 1 July 2018 or after, it is a requirement for your continuous permit to stay in Denmark that you have passed a test in Danish at the A2 level. Once you pass the test in Danish at the A2 level or higher, you obtain the right to stay in Denmark and the amount of collateral required to be posted by your spouse/partner will be reduced by DKK 10,200 (2019 level).

If you have applied for family reunification as a spouse before 1 July 2018 and if you pass the Danskprøve A2 within 15 months of being registered in the Civil Registration System (CPR) or within 15 months of being granted family reunification as a spouse if you are already a legal resident of Denmark on other grounds, the amount of collateral your spouse must post will be reduced further by DKK 11,075.05 (2018 level). Passing the Danskprøve A2 is not a requirement for your permit when you have applied before 1 July 2018.

Certain other tests can be taken in lieu of the Danskprøve A2 offered by the immigration authorities. See the full list of approved alternative A2-level tests of Danish as a second language (in Danish only).

If you have passed one of these tests you will be required to submit proper documentation to the Immigration Service prior to the deadline for passing the test. Read more about the deadlines for the Danish language tests

Module tests administered to students taking Danish classes for new adult residents (Danskuddannelserne for nyankomne voksne udlændinge m.fl.) is not an approved alternative to the Danskprøve A2.

Registration

You can register to take the test Danskprøve A1 or Danskprøve A2 offered by the immigration authorities at danskprøve.dk.

The Danskprøve A1 and A2 are oral examinations and are held at Vestegnens Sprog- og Kompetencecenter in Glostrup or at Sprogcenter Vejle.

In order to take the test A1 and/or A2, you must pay a registration fee of DKK 2,711.17 (2019 level) per test.

If you are an EU citizen or if your spouse/partner is a Turkish citizen who is economically active, you are exempt from paying the registration fee.

In order for you to register to take the test Danskprøve A1 or A2, you must either have a CPR number or a personal ID. If you do not have a CPR number or a personal ID, please contact the Immigration Service by email: danskproven@us.dk. In that situation, you can be issued a personal ID, so you can register to take the test Danskprøve A1 or A2.

Further information about Danskprøve A1 and A2

The immigration authorities have compiled an information packet about Danskprøve A1 and Danskprøve A2 for individuals granted residence as family reunified spouses. The information packet includes information such as the deadlines for taking the tests, the makeup of the tests, the registration process and where the test is administered. Examples of the Danskprøve A1 and Danskprøve A2 are also available. Please note, these are not the same questions that will appear on the actual test.

Download the information packet for Danskprøve A1 and A2 - in Danish only (pdf)

Listen to an example of the Danskprøve A1 test

Listen to an example of the Danskprøve A2 test

Read the full text of the Executive Order on Tests in Danish at A1 level and A2 level for individuals granted residence as family reunified spouses (in Danish only)