This spring, Danes Worldwide’s chairman of the board hosted a Ukrainian journalist who moved to Denmark with her daughter to escape the war. DANES invited her to write an article providing some general information about the country that is at the centre of the world’s attention these days. Note that this article is focusing on conditions in Ukraine before the war began 24 February.
Many young people with a Danish background who have grown up abroad consider an eventual return to Copenhagen or elsewhere in the country to study. Three people living in Copenhagen share their experiences and their view of opportunities for international students in the Danish job market. One tip in particular is stressed: Learn Danish!
First and foremost: Always be fully prepared for a job interview – your readiness will pay off and make you feel more confident!
The rising tide of uncertainty in the wake of the coronavirus crisis has many expat Danes considering a return to Denmark. One major challenge after living abroad for many years is finding a good job – even for those with a CV boasting global experience and skills.
“We had been living in Qatar for about three years when my 8-year-old daughter told me about a new friend. When I asked where this girl came from, my daughter replied, “She’s from school.” Obviously, her friend’s ethnic and cultural background was unimportant. That was an eye-opener for me.”
A recently published ruling by the National Tax Board shows that not all work performed in Denmark triggers tax residence even though you own a home in Denmark. However, the rules can be difficult to navigate.
“How can my foreign spouse come to Denmark and become a Danish citizen?” is a common question we are asked here at Danes Worldwide legal advice service. Many people believe – incorrectly – that the path to Danish citizenship isn’t all that complicated. Many members have lived abroad for a number of years, and they remember a path to citizenship that used to be more straightforward. This article aims to provide an overview of the process for obtaining Danish citizenship – as of November 2021.
When your family moves to a new country once again or leaves your home country for the first time, one of the most important tasks at hand is to find a school. Most expat parents will look for an “international school”. However, there is no official definition for that term, and any school can use it if it offers an international mindset or even a single subject taught in a different language.
In 1921 Knud Rasmussen began his great three-year adventure into the heart of the Inuit homeland. This year marks the centennial of an expedition that placed Denmark at the forefront of worldwide Inuit studies.
Prior to 2015, the Danish government did not permit dual citizenship. Danes who became citizens of other countries automatically forfeited their Danish citizenship.