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
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.
- Curriculum vitae, listing your qualifications and work experience in chronological order.
- 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must confirm that you are entitled to practice within your profession and that your licence to practice was not withdrawn.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.
When we are satisfied that we have received all necessary documentary evidence, we will as quickly as possible and within 4 months assess your application. 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 above deadline is intended and for the time being we cannot, unfortunately, guarantee that it is met. We are currently working hard to reduce the processing time as much as possible.
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.