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Moving To Denmark From The UK

Moving to Denmark

Whether you are moving to Copenhagen, Odense or to the northern part of Jutland, Britannia Movers International has the international resources and the expertise to tailor the move to your individual needs.


Importing Personal Effects to Denmark

Denmark is a full member of the EU, and as UK has now left the EU new rules apply to movement of goods between the UK and EU Countries. Please bear in mind that all shipments to the EU from the UK will now have to clear customs on arrival and you must ensure you can provide all relevant customs documents required at destination. Your contact at your local Britannia office will assist you with which forms are necessary along with what supporting documentation you will need to provide. However, the responsibility for completion and submission of these forms now falls with the customer and it is advisable that all these formalities are prepared for prior to the move to avoid potential delays in transportation and additional charges.


Prohibitions and Restrictions

In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:

  • Firearms & ammunition
  • Inflammable goods & substances
  • Plants & plant material
  • Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
  • Narcotics and dangerous goods
  • Offensive materials
  • Alcohol & Tobacco

Transit Times

Transit times can vary subject to the method of transport chosen, size of your consignment and the final destination. Britannia will advise you once this information is established.

Bar Coding

Bar Coding

All shared load consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the vehicle. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.


Domestic Pets

Britannia can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pet(s) from home to home. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures.

Find out more about pet transport to Denmark.


Moving Motor Vehicles to Denmark

Importation of your car will be subject to compliance, and duty tax might also apply. You will also be required to register your vehicle shortly after your arrival to Denmark.

International currency exchange

International FX

When you are making international payments for individuals you can benefit from IFX expertise in seeking the best possible rate, whether you are sending or receiving foreign currency.

IFX can help to protect you from exchange rate fluctuations and save you time and money on international payments.

IFX offers :

  • International payments
  • Regular Overseas Transfers
  • Prepaid Currency Card
  • Forward Contracts

More info on the IFX website.

Moving to Denmark with Britannia

  • Your Move to Denmark with Britannia – Britannia has been providing door to door shipping and removals to Denmark for many years. We can transport your personal effects either by shared load or groupage consignments. Transit times will vary depending on the size of your consignment, and final destination. To ensure the safety of transfer, we can also provide bar coding and computer tracking. Your household and personal effects can be transported to Denmark by land, air, or in sea containers.
  • Additional removal services – Britannia can also provide a variety of additional removal services when moving to Denmark. We can arrange insurance, international storage, and will also take care of your pet transport.

If you are interested in our removal services to Denmark, get a free removal quote, and read more about our European removals, and additional moving services, such as money transfer.

Living in Denmark

While Denmark might not be the most popular expat or tourist destination, is not the sunniest or most architecturally stunning country in Europe, it has been voted repeatedly in recent years as the happiest country in the world. Denmark has a strong welfare state, is one of the most egalitarian societies in the world, and offers a lot for those looking for culture, amazing sceneries and a friendly and open atmosphere.

Denmark is located in Northern Europe, southwest of Sweden, south of Norway, north of Germany and is the smallest of the Scandinavian countries. The country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland, and many smaller islands, often referred to as the Danish Archipelago. It is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy, and has been a member of the EU for almost four decades. Having a strong mixed capitalist economy with an extensive welfare state, Denmark is one of the economically most stable countries in Europe. The country can not only boast a high level of income equality and excellent public health care and education, but is also said to have the best business climate in the world.

Denmark is a perfect country to move to whether you want to live in the modern, innovative, and friendly capital, or want to enjoy the vast and beautiful landscapes. While you will need to learn Danish if you are planning to settle down permanently and integrate, Denmark offers a wide range of opportunities, and is a progressive, and open country.

Interesting Facts About Denmark

  • Greenland and the Faroe Islands also belong to Denmark and have been part of the country since the 1700s.
  • Denmark is ranked as one of the world’s most democratic and least corrupted countries.
  • Lego, the world famous children’s toy is from Denmark.
  • Denmark is connected to Sweden by a bridge.
  • Hans Christian Andersen, the famous children’s writer was born in Denmark.

Tips About Moving to and Living in Denmark

  • If you plan to work and settle down in Denmark, you will need a residence permit or a registration certificate after the first 3 or 6 months.
  • The official language of Denmark is Danish. While the majority of the population speaks English very well, you should learn Danish if you intend to stay permanently.
  • The unemployment rate in Denmark is one of the lowest out of all the EU countries, and there are a wide range of opportunities. However, you should definitely learn Danish if you are looking for long term work, as this will greatly improve your chances of getting a job.
  • Denmark has an extensive welfare state with free public education and excellent universal health care.
  • Living costs in Denmark, especially in Copenhagen for example are higher than in the UK. Salaries are also much higher, so you should definitely be able to maintain and even improve your living standards after moving to Denmark.

Key Information

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Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
Calling Code: 45


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