EU member states
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 an optometrist. The fee for Danish authorisation is DKK 313.
How to apply for registration as an optometrist:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Documentation of name, date of birth and nationality (e.g. a copy of the relevant page in your passport).
- Name change certificate/marriage certificate, if any.
- Detailed transcript of the study programme from the educational institution containing the following information:
- Admission requirements
- Total length of the education
- Theoretical education: subjects and lecture hours of each subject
- Clinical education: subjects and duration indicated in hours
- Clinical education: departments and number of weeks in each department
- 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must confirm that you are entitled to practice within your profession and that your licence to practice was not withdrawn.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 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
- If the profession is not regulated in your home country/country of education, then it is a requirement that you have practiced your profession on a full-time basis for one year or for an equivalent overall duration on a part-time basis during the last 10 years.
- Supplementary documentation, if any, or any other information which in your opinion might be of importance to the assessment of your qualifications.
- 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.
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.
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 receive them. It is our goal to process applications within 4 months from the time we have received all the required documentation. At the moment, we cannot meet that goal in all cases, but we are working focused on reducing the processing time, so that we reach the 4 months.
We prioritize those applicants who are closest to being able to contribute to the Danish healthcare system. The prioritization os 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 documenation 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.
Documentation for a job offer is not, however, a guarantee that you will be able to obtain a Danish authorization.
We also make so-called conditional decisions. If you receive a conditional decision, this means that you must fulfill certain conditions before you can obtain Danish authorization. Should you receive a conditional decision, you will therefore not be able to start your employment immediately.
Our examination of your specific application may result in your application being rejected
The public online register of healthcare professionals
When you have received your authorisation as an optician or optometrist, the registration will appear from our public online register of healthcare professionals. Here you, your employer and anyone interested can see your registration status.