Midwifes who have received their education outside Denmark, including those from the Nordic countries and EU/EEA countries, must obtain Danish authorization in order to use the title of midwife in Denmark.

Authorization Process

The authorization process and the required documentation depend on the country of your nationality and the country where you obtained your qualification as a midwife:

EU Member State: For midwives from EU member states, specific procedures apply.

Countries Outside the Nordic Region/EU: Midwives from countries outside the Nordic region and EU have their own set of procedures.

Stay updated

Until you receive Danish authorization and permission to work independently as a midwife, it is your responsibility to stay informed about any changes to the authorization proces and deadlines.


As stated in the Danish Authorization Act, midwives are required to practice their profession with care and conscientiousness. This also includes maintaining sound communication with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals. The relevant authority evaluates whether the midwife meets the criteria outlined in the Danish Authorization Act.  

The 75-Year Rule

The entitlement to practice as a midwife expires at the age of 75.

The 75-Year rule