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Trainees and interns

Below, information is available about how to obtain a visa when you are going to Denmark as a trainee or intern.

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Intern

You can be granted a residence and work permit if you wish to work in Denmark as an intern for a limited period of time. The work must be part of an educational programme, which you have begun or completed in your country of origin.

  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 34 at the time of application (both years included).
  • The internship must have as its objective to supplement an educational programme, which you have begun or completed in your country of origin.
  • The internship must have a natural relation to your on-going or completed education in your country of origin.
  • The place of internship must be able to provide adequate and relevant training.

You can find further information on how to apply for a residence and work permit as an intern in Denmark by visiting the site of the Danish Immigration - find the link to the site below.

Trainee

A residence permit can be granted to trainees if professional or labour market considerations warrant it. This will often be the case in the following situations:

  • You are working in a sister company or subsidiary and wish to come to Denmark in order to train within the Danish subsidiary, sister or parent company and subsequently return to your country of residence.
  • A Danish company preparing to establish a foreign subsidiary wishes to train or educate you in areas such as Danish production methods, corporate management, know-how etc., in order to prepare you to work in the foreign subsidiary.
  • A company in Denmark has an established clientele in your country of residence and wishes to employ you to represent the company's interests there. In this case, you may require training or education in areas such as Danish production methods, corporate management, know-how, etc.

You can find further information on how to obtain a residence and work permit in order to work as a trainee in Denmark by visiting the site of the Danish Immigration - find the link to the site below.

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A processing fee will normally need to be paid when a foreign national applies for a residence permit.

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