Leaving Denmark

You must inform the authorities and deregister if you leave the country (holidays excepted).

If you leave Denmark, you have to report the move to the authorities and some of the institutions you have been using while living here.

Deregistration deadline

It does not cost you anything to report your date of departure before the deregistration deadline. But if you miss the deadline, you will receive a fine of DKK 1000 (2020). You can:

  • Report your date of departure as early as 4 weeks (28 days) before you leave Denmark OR
  • Report that you are leaving Denmark no later than five days after your date of departure  

You have to report that you leave if:

  • you will be gone for more than 6 months. Please note that if you go to Denmark on holiday during your stay abroad, this will not interrupt the 6-month period.
  • you are gone for less than 6 months and you sublet or hire out your residence while you are gone. That is also called giving up the right of disposal.

You must report this using the online self-service solution below before you leave.