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Entering Denmark

What legal documents do I need?

  • Denmark is part of the Schengen agreement, which eliminated border passport control between Schengen countries in Europe. This means you no longer need to stop or show your passport when traveling between Denmark and Germany or Denmark and Sweden.
  • You must still have your passport with you, however, when traveling in Schengen countries as a form of identification.

How long can I stay?/ Can I get my visa extended?

  • If you are travelling visa-free or on a short term visa, you may stay in the Schengen region for a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period.
  • The Immigration Service recommends that you use a calendar to count days from the date of entry up to and including the date you leave the country. Note: Both the entry day and the exit day count towards the 90 days

Can I bring my pet to Denmark?

  • Dog, cat and ferret, if you can document:
    • That the animal has ​Microchip.
    • ​Rabies vaccination with a vaccine that meets the requirements of Annex III of Regulation 2013/576, when the animal was at least 12 weeks old.
    • At least 30 days after complete rabies vaccination and at least 3 months before leaving Ukraine, it has undergone an antibody titration test which has been analyzed in an EU approved laboratory and showed a result of at least 0.5 IU / ml.
  • Birds:
    • You must keep your bird isolated in a cage for at least 30 days after importation into the EU/Denmark, and if it does not show signs of bird flu after that time, it no longer poses a risk.

Stay in Denmark / Asylum

  • A majority in the Danish Parliament has reached an agreement that a new special law soon must be put in place, which can ensure that you as a Ukrainian citizen quickly can obtain a temporary residence permit and create a basis for a life in Denmark with school, education and work.
  • It follows from the agreement:
    • That you do not have to apply for asylum to obtain a residence permit under the new special law.
    • That the special law will cover Ukrainian citizens and persons with refugee status in Ukraine as well as accompanying core family and other family members supported in the same household.

Are there any covid-19 restrictions to be aware of?

  • There are no travel restrictions if you are vaccinated, or previously infected.
  • There are no travel restrictions if you enter from the EU or Schengen.
  • If you enter from outside of the EUor Schengen, you must take a test within 24 hours of arrival.

First steps in Denmark


Facebook – Private housing – Facebook group

I can help – The main goal of the I Can Help platform is to assist and facilitate people in need to find a host and also for the host to find those who need solidarity housing

Public Kommune housing – The majority of the refugees from Ukraine will be able to receive housing from Kommune (local administration). Kommune links the refugees with local housing (public or individual). You will need to contact them directly and inquire about the possible housing:

Shelter  – Shelter for Ukraine is an initiative that can help you find a shelter posted by volunteers from all over Europe

Public transportation

  • Trains that come to Denmark are for free, however for the time being public transport is not yet free.


  • Everyone in Denmark needs to have a personal registration number – CPR.
  • The CPR number is essential in relation to any contact with the Danish authorities and especially in connection to tax and social security issues.
  • Once you have housing, you can apply for CPR.
  • You can apply for CPR with International Citizen Services.


  • Once you obtain a CPR number, you will have access to the Danish health care system.

Find legal help

  • Danish Law Association – together with Danish Attorneys together with the Danish Refugee Council will provide legal help for free to the Ukrainian Refugees. Please, contact the Danish Refugee Council

Connect with Ukrainian embassy

Once settled

Where can I find a job?

  • Jobs for Ukraine – You can register to a platform called Jobs for Ukraine, whose mission is to help people affected by the war in Ukraine find a new job in tech or other fields. The service is free of charge.

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