EU member states

A new political agreement, aimed at ensuring a better and more flexible authorization process, is expected to result in changes to authorization fees and in changes to the authorization process for foreign healthcare professionals from outside the EU/EEA.

The rules have not yet changed. This means that the current rules still apply. It is the current rules that appear on our website.

Read about the changes

Application Process

To apply for registration as a social and healthcare assistant, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the application form
    Application form
  2. Submit the form electronically.
  3. Click "Approve" and pay the fee.
  4. Send the required documentation by post to the Danish Patient Safety Authority or as attached files by email to

When submitting the required documentation, please also indicate the countries where you have been working in the last 5 years.

Note: If you choose to send documentation by email, ensure that the scanned documents are of excellent quality, in color, and fully legible.

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. Diploma/certificate.
  4. 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
  5. 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are entitled to practice within your profession (including as a specialist) and that your licence to practice was not withdrawn.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 documentationA certificate of good standing shall not be submitted from Sweden and Norway as the Danish Patient Safety Authority will contact the respective authorities.
  6. 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.
  7. Supplementary documentation, if any, or any other information which in your opinion might be of importance to the assessment of your qualifications.
  8. Power of attorney, if another person, including employment agencies etc., handles your application.
    Use power of attorney

Certificate of Non-registration

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

Certificate of Non-registration

Original Documents

If you choose to send original documents, please include an ordinary copy of each document. The set of copies must be identical to the original documents and should be in black and white. The copies must be in A4 format and free from paper clips, folders, etc. We may request to see the original documents. Original documents will be returned to you by registered post to the address provided in the application form. Please inform us if you change your address.


If your documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, you may include translations into one of these languages. Alternatively, you can wait until we have processed your application and assessed which documents need to be translated. However, please note that this may result in an extended assessment time. Translations must meet the following requirements:

  1. Translated by the university or authority that issued the document.
  2. Translated by a translator. The translator's name and stamp must be clearly visible on the translation. If the stamp is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, it must be translated by a translator.

Assessment Process

Upon receiving your application and supporting documents, we will send you an email acknowledging receipt of your application for Danish authorization (please check your junk email folder, as our emails may occasionally end up there). We will promptly inform you of any missing documents.

Applications are processed in the order they are received. The expected processing time is 3 months from the receipt of all necessary information and documentation.

We give priority to applications that are closer to being able to contribute to the Danish healthcare system. The prioritization considers both the societal benefit and individual application. Consequently, we will prioritize your application if you provide documentation for a specific job offer or an email from an employer indicating employment that requires Danish authorization. This priority applies to all applications that have not yet been processed.

Notification of Decision: If your application is approved, we will send you an email with your Danish authorization. If the decision is not in your favor, we will provide you with an assessment prior to making a final decision, or you will receive a substantiated decision.

The Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals

Once you receive your authorization as a social and healthcare assistant, your registration will be visible on our public online register of healthcare professionals. This register allows you, your employer, and anyone interested to verify your registration status.

Online Register - Registered Health Professionals