If you are a future international employee at the hospital coming to Aarhus, there is a lot of help to find when you arrive, and there are several important practices you need to take care of depending on where you are from.

Upon your arrival you will need to:

  • Register with the Citizens Service Office (Borgerservice) and apply for a proof of registration or a residence card with the State Administration for Central Jutland (Statsforvaltningen). Non-EU citizens must bring their residence and work permit.
    After 2-4 weeks you will receive your Danish CPR number (civil registration number) and National Health Certificate (health insurance card).


  • Register with the Danish Tax Authorities to obtain a tax card.
    - Note that foreign researchers and key employees can register for a special tax scheme with 26% flat rate tax, but you have to apply before starting the job.


  • Open a Danish bank account as soon as you have your CPR number. If you register this account as your NemKonto (Easy Account) your salary will automatically be paid into that account.


  • Sign-up for a private insurance (third-party/liability, accident and home insurance).
    - In Denmark employers are obliged to take out occupational injury insurance. You are covered by your employer’s insurance in connection with your job, but not as a private person.

You can find information about the services offered to new citizens living and working in the Aarhus area at the International Citizen Service in Aarhus www.icitizen.dk

The International Citizen Service is a one-stop-shop for newly arrived residents of Denmark. The purpose of International Citizen Service is to make it as easy as possible for foreigners upon their arrival in Denmark. It is the central point of access to all relevant authorities for foreign employees and their accompanying families, and for foreign jobseekers upon their arrival in Denmark.
They offer face-to-face assistance with applications for the tasks mentioned above. The following authorities are represented at International Citizen Service Aarhus:

  • Workindenmark
  • The Danish Immigration Service
  • The Danish Tax and Customs Administration (SKAT)
  • The regional state administration
  • Citizens’ Services of Aarhus Municipality.

It is a good idea when moving to Aarhus to visit the International Community.
The International Community offers a wide range of activities and services to international employees as well as their families. They open doors for networking and social arrangements as hosting events and seminars internationalcommunity.dk/

If you have further questions you are always welcome to ask your future employer at Aarhus University Hospital.