How to move to Denmark after Brexit
Many Brits are wondering How to move to Denmark after Brexit. Well nothing has changed until the end of the transition period on 31st December 2020. British citizens have full EU rights until that point in time and the transition period may be extended beyond 31st December especially with the current corona virus pandemic putting just about everything on hold for the next few months. So if you want to move to Denmark after Brexit then it’s still best to do so before the transition period expires if possible, as things may get more complicated afterwards.
The UK government is negotiating with the EU throughout 2020 to secure a deal that hopefully allows for minimum disruption to British citizens that wish to work, live and travel to Denmark after Brexit. But you can bet on the whole process of moving to Denmark becoming a lot more complicated after the transition period ends.
Moving to Denmark after Brexit
The advice of removals experts Advancemoves is to plan to move to Denmark before the transition period expires although due to the ongoing worldwide corona virus outbreak this could prove impractical until later in the year unless the transition period is extended. But a move to Denmark in the later part of this year before the transition period ends would mean that any Brit will still have full EU rights. So settlement will be easier with less administration and requirements.
How to move to Denmark after Brexit
The Advancemoves relocations team have a great page on their website dedicated to providing helpful information on all aspects of moving to Denmark and most other EU countries. Visit their Moving to Denmark page for more information on your move to Denmark after Brexit and useful links to other government sites giving further information and advice. Advancemoves also have a very handy instant online removals quotes system, that allows the user to enter minimum move details and obtain an instant online removals quote for a move to Denmark or anywhere else in Europe or even the world. You can obtain a removal quote in just 30 seconds and then also receive up to 5 more accurate quotes from independent removal companies that cover your removal destinations.
How to become a resident of Denmark
If you are resident in Denmark before the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, you will be able to stay.
You must register as a Danish resident if you want to stay in Denmark after 2020. Once you have an EU residence document (EU-opholdsdokument), you must register with your local civil registration office (Folkeregistret). When you register you will get a Central Person Register (CPR) number.
If you need a replacement EU residence document, you can contact the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration to request a replacement.
Read the Danish government’s guidance for UK nationals in Denmark.
Denmark may decide to set up a system through which you can apply for a new form of residence status to show that your rights are protected beyond 31 December 2020. Once any new scheme is announced, you will have until at least 30 June 2021 to submit an application.
You will also need to change your driving license and register for your healthcare in Denmark.
Danish driving license
Driving licence rules will stay the same until 31 December 2020.
If you are a UK licence holder living in Denmark, you should exchange your UK licence for a Danish one. You can still use your Danish licence in the UK for short visits, or exchange it for a UK licence without taking a test if you return to live in the UK.
If you are in Denmark and your UK driving licence is lost, stolen or expires you will not be able to renew it with the UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You will need to apply to the DVLA for a ‘certificate of entitlement’ in Danish to be able to apply for a Danish driving licence.
For information on driving in Denmark, read the guidance on:
- driving licence exchange and renewals
- what you need to drive abroad
- driving rules in Denmark (In Danish)
Health care in Denmark
If you are resident in Denmark, you must not use your EHIC from the UK to access healthcare in Denmark.
When you travel from Denmark for a temporary stay in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland you can use an EHIC to access state-provided healthcare in that country. During that short stay:
- the EHIC covers treatment that is medically necessary until your planned return home
- an EHIC is not a replacement for comprehensive travel insurance
- for more information read our travel advice pages and advice on foreign travel insurance
There will be no changes to your healthcare access before 31 December 2020. You can also continue to use your EHIC, as you did before, during this time.
If you are registered for public healthcare as a resident, you will be able to use your Danish issued EHIC when you travel outside of Denmark until the end of the transition period.
You should also read guidance on:
So if you want to move to Denmark then best get a move on………..