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If you have completed your medical training in an EU/EEA country and are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you need to fill in the below application form to obtain Danish authorisation, permission to work independently as a medical doctor and specialist registration (if applicable). The fee for permission to work independently is DKK 1,206 and DKK 4,165 for each registration of specialist qualifications.

If you already hold Danish authorisation and permission to work independently as a medical doctor and want to apply for Danish specialist registration, you find guidelines and application form here: Specialist registration Nordic region/EU


How to apply for registration as a medical doctor:

  • Fill in the application form.
  • Send the form electronically.
  • Click “Approve" and pay the fee.
  • Send the required documentation by post to the Danish Patient Safety Authority or as attached files by email to

When you send the required documentation, please also let us know in which countries, you have been working in the last 5 years. 

If you send documentation by email, please make sure that the scanned documents are of excellent quality, in color and fully pictured.

Required documentation

  1. Documentation of name, date of birth and nationality (e.g. a copy of the relevant page in your passport).
  2. Name change certificate/marriage certificate, if any.
  3. EU diploma or other evidence of formal qualifications as mentioned in the annex to Directive 2005/36/EC.
  4. Translation of EU diploma or other evidence of formal qualifications, if any.
  5. Certificate of current professional status/certificate of good standing. The certificates must confirm that you are entitled to practice within your profession and that your licence to practice was not withdrawn. If you hold specialist qualifications, the certificate must confirm that you are entitled to practice within your speciality. If the certificate is not in English, we will – following a specific assessment – send it to you so that you can ask a translator to translate the document. The certificate must have been issued no more than 3 months before the Danish Patient Safety Authority receives all the documentation.
  6. Certificate of completion of specialist training, if any, from the country in which you trained, as mentioned in the EU directive.
  7. Translation, if relevant, of the certificate of completion of specialist qualifications from the country in which you trained, as mentioned in the EU directive.
  8. A certificate of conformity issued by the health authorities that confirms that you have completed the required training to obtain your qualification, and that this training meets the standards specified in the Directive 2005/36/EC.
  9. Power of attorney, if another person, including employment agencies etc., handles your application. 

Original documents

If you send original documents, you also need to enclose an ordinary copy of each document. The set of copies must be identical with the original documents and be in black and white. The copies must be in A4 format and without paper clips, folders, etc. We may ask you to present the original documents. Original documents will be returned to you by registered post to the address you have stated in the application form. Please let us know if you change your address.

Translation into Danish or English

This does not apply to applications from Sweden and Norway.

If your documents are not in English, you may enclose translations into Danish or English of the enclosed documentation. You can also wait until we have processed your application and assessed which documents need to be translated. You should, however, expect an extended assessment time if you do not enclose translated documents.

The translation must be made by one of the following:

  • The university or authority that issued the document.
  • A translator. The translator’s name and stamp must appear clearly from the translation. If the stamp is not in Danish or English, it must be translated by a translator.


Upon receipt of your application and documentary evidence, we will send you an email to acknowledge receipt of your application for Danish authorisation (please check your junk email folder, since our emails are sometimes delivered in that folder). We will examine your application and inform you of any missing document as quickly as possible.

We process applications in the order in which we received them. The expected processing time is 3 months from the time we have recieved all necessary information and documentation. 

We prioritize those applicants who are closest to being able to contribute to the Danish healthcare system. The prioritization is balanced between the consideration of the benefit of society and the consideration of the individual applicant. 
This means that we will prioritize your application if you send documentation for a specific job offer or, for example, an email from an employer about employment, which requires that you have a Danish authorization. 
The priority applies to all applications that have not yet been processed. 

If our decision is positive, we will send you an email with your Danish authorisation. Should the decision not be in your favour, we will inform you about our assessment before our final decision or you will receive a substantiated decision.

The public online register of healthcare professionals

When you have received your authorisation, permission to work independently as a medical doctor and specialist registration (if applicable), the registrations will appear from our public online register of healthcare professionals. Here you, your employer and anyone interested can see your registration status.

Discontinued specialities

Registration as a specialist in Internal medicine, Medical allergology, Surgical gastroenterology and Clinical neurophysiology is no longer possible as training in these specialities no longer exists in Denmark.