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What is employment for adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse) or other employment with the purpose of obtaining authorisation as a doctor or a dentist?
What are the conditions?
What are my rights, if I am granted a permit?
What is the maximum duration of an employment for adaption or training purposes (evalueringsansættelse) or another job?
What should I do if I lose my job or find a new one?
What more do I need to know before I apply?

What is employment for adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse) or other employment with the purpose of obtaining authorisation as a doctor or a dentist?

If you hold a residence permit to obtain authorisation as a doctor or a dentist, you must learn the Danish language and pass the tests required to obtain a Danish authorisation. Moreover, you must complete an employment for adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse).

A residence permit with the purpose of obtaining a Danish authorisation as a doctor or a dentist does not allow you to work. 

Therefore, you must apply for a work permit to be permitted to do employment for adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse). 

If you hold a residence permit with the purpose of obtaining a Danish authorisation as a doctor or a dentist, you are not allowed to work.

If you wish to take a job in addition to the language courses and tests required to obtain a Danish authorisation as a doctor or a dentist, you must apply for a work permit based on a specific job offer.

As the permit only allows you to work, the permit cannot form the basis for a separate residence and work permit. 

What are the conditions?

When applying for employment for adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse), you must attach a temporary authorisation (evalueringsautorisation) issued by the Danish Patient Safety Authority.

Your potential job, aside from the employment for adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse), must not necessarily be naturally related to your authorisation process (i.e. the process of learning the Danish language and passing the test  required to obtain a Danish authorisation as a doctor or a dentist).

It is a special access to employment that you only have while holding a residence permit with the purpose of obtaining a Danish authorisation as a doctor or a dentist.

Salary and temrs of employment must correspond to Danish standards. This means that your salary, holiday entitlements, terms of notice etc. must not be inferior to the standards within the professional field where you are going to work.

When you apply, you must attach a copy of your employment contract or job offer. All terms of employment must be stated on the contract or the job offer.

If SIRI has any doubts whether your salary and terms of employment correspond to Danish standards, we can ask experts in the field, e.g. one of the regional labour market councils, to assess your terms of employment. 

An employment for adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse) will typically be a full-time employment.

There are no specific requirements that other employment must be full-time.

However, you should be aware that you must have enough time to follow language lessons, healthcare education and other courses.

What are my rights, if I am granted a permit?

You are only allowed to work in the position and in the hospital or company that you have been granted a permit to work in.

Please note that your work permit can expire before your residence permit. 

If you are offered a new employment for adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse) or another new job, you must apply for a new permit. You must not begin working before you have been granted a new permit. This also applies if you are offered a new position in the hospital or company. 

What is the maximum duration of an employment for adaption or training purposes (evalueringsansættelse) or another job?

You can be granted a permit valid for the period of your employment with adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse) or for the period of another employment – however, the duration cannot exceed  the validity of your residence permit.

You can apply for extension of your permit for employment with adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse) or for another job if you are still employed and if you still meet the requirements of your residence permit  with the purpose of obtaining a Danish authorisation as a doctor or a dentist. 

What should I do if I lose my job or find a new one?

You must always inform SIRI if your employment for adaption and traning purposes (evalueringsansættelsen) is stopped before time, if you lose your job or if you find a new one.

Your permit for employment with adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse) or for another employment is limited to the job that your permit is based on. You are not allowed to work in other positions than the one stated on your permit. This also applies if you are offered a new position in the same company.

If you find a new job, you must submit a new application for a work permit with information on your new employment. 

You must not begin your new job before you have been granted a new permit.

Your work permit lapses if your residence permit with the purpose of obtaining Danish authorisation as a doctor or a dentist is revoked or denied extension.

What more do I need to know before I apply?

An application for employment with adaption and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse) or for other employment is processed by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

On the “How to apply” tab to the right, you find the relevant application form, AR1. You can choose between an online form and a print form. It is best to use the online form as it is both safer and more efficient. 

Your employer must fill in one of two parts of the form – and if you use the online form, your employer must be the first to fill in his or her part. When your employer has completed his or her part, a reference number and password will be shown, which your employer must pass on to you. You are then able to open the online application and complete your part.

If you have granted your employer power of attorney to handle the application on your behalf, your employer must use the AR6 online form. This form is completed by the employer only.  

SIRI will contact you or your employer if we need further information to process your case.

Please note that no fee is charged for this type of application.

Below you will find a step-by-step guide to submitting an application to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

It is important that you have carefully read the conditions for being granted a residence permit before you begin step 1. You can do this on the tab “Need to know” on the left.

It is a good idea to gather the necessary documents before you start to complete the application form. You can use the check list below.

If you submit documents not written in English, German, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, you must also submit certified translations into Danish or English.

You must submit:

Expect to use

30 minutes

completing the application

2 persons

You and your employer are each required to complete a part of the form.

In this step you and your employer have access to the relevant application forms. You can choose between an online form and a print form. It is best to use the online form as it is both safer and more efficient.

Make sure that you have completed all the preceeding steps before you begin.

All our application forms contain careful instructions on how to complete the form and what kind of documents you must submit along with the form.

Online applications

If you apply online, you must choose between these two online application forms:

  • AR1 online, in which you and your employer each are required to complete separate parts of the form

  • AR6 online, in which you grant your employer power of attorney to apply on your behalf

In the AR1 online form your employer must complete the first of the two parts of the form. When your employer has completed his or her part, a reference number and password will be shown, which your employer must pass on to you. You are then able to open the online application and complete your part.

In the AR6 online form only your employer must complete the form

Read more about power of attorney and download an approved power of attorney standard here.

Make sure you have all documents ready in digital form, in order to attach them as you complete the application form.

 

Use the online form AR1                    Use the online form AR6

 

Printable application forms

In the printable application form AR1 your employer must complete part 2 of the form. When your employer has completed his or her part, you must complete your part. Once parts 1 and 2 have been completed, they must be submitted together – read more in the next step.

You must submit the necessary documents with the application.

The printable application form in Word format can be completed on screen before you print. The application form in pdf format must be printed first and then completed by hand.

Download the printable form AR1 (Word format) 

Download the printable form AR1 (Pdf format)

When you apply for a work permit for adaptation and training purposes or for other employment when you hold a residence permit with the purpose of obtaining a Danish authorisation, 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.

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.

You have applied online

If you have applied online, your application has already been submitted.

 

You have used a printable application form

You can submit the applicaton in SIRI’s Citizen Centre in Copenhagen. If you live outside the Greater Copenhagen area, you can also submit the application at a local police station with facilities for recording biometrics.

If you plan to submit you application I SIRI’s Citizen Centre, you must remember to book an appointment.

See a list of local police stations, where you can submit your application.

You can also send the application to SIRI.

 

You can see the normal case processing time to the right on this page. When we make a decision in your case, you will receive an answer.

SIRI will contact you if we need further information to process your case.

 

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