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If you have completed your 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 as a midwife. The fee for Danish authorisation is DKK 313.


How to apply for registration as a midwife:

  • 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 e-mail 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 e-mail, 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. 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.
  6. Translation of the statement from the health authorities.
  7. Certificate of current professional status/certificate of good standing. The certificate must confirm that you are entitled to practice within your profession (including as a specialist) and that your licence to practice was not withdrawn. If the certificate is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or 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. A certificate of good standing shall not be submitted from Sweden and Norway as the Danish Patient Safety Authority will contact the respective authorities.
  8. Supplementary documentation, if any, or any other information which in your opinion might be of importance to the assessment of your qualifications.
  9. Power of attorney, if another person, including employment agencies etc., handles your application.

Certificate of non-registration  

If you are not yet registered within your profession and thus unable to submit a certificate of good standing you must instead submit a certificate of non-registration to the Danish Patient Safety Authority. 

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.


If your documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English, you may enclose translations into Danish, Swedish, Norwegian 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, Swedish, Norwegian and 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 receive them. The expected processing time is 3 months from the time we have received all necessary information and documentation.

We prioritize those applications 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 individidual application. 
This means that we will prioritize your application if you send documentation for a specific job offer or, for example, an email from a 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 as a midwife, the registration will appear from our public online register of healthcare professionals. Here you, your employer and anyone interested can see your registration status.

Documentation of name, date of birth, citizenship (eg relevant confirmed pages from passports).     Possible name change certificate / marriage certificate.     Possibly translation of name change certificate / marriage certificate.     Curriculum Vitae, where education and work experience appear in chronological order.     EU diploma or other qualification certificate, as mentioned in Directive 2005/36 / EC     Possibly translation of the diploma     Declaration by the health authorities on which of the requirements of current directives your education and work experience fulfills     Possible translation of statement from health authorities     Certificate of Current Professional Status of the competent health authorities in the country where you have recently worked. It should include indicate that you are entitled to work within your profession, that is, you have not been deprived of your authorization. If the statement is not made in English, this - after a specific assessment - will be sent to you, so you can get it translated by an official translator. The declaration must be sent directly to the Patient Safety Board of the respective health authority. The statement must not be more than 3 months old when all documentation has been received by the Board of Patient Safety.     Possibly. Supplementary documentation / additional information that you believe may be relevant for evaluating your qualifications.     Power of attorney if another person, including temporary agency agencies with more, handles your application.