The Path to Permanent Residency and Danish Citizenship for Foreign Partners

For many foreigners living in Denmark, a common goal is to obtain a permanent residence permit and ultimately Danish citizenship. However, the path is not straightforward, and there are several factors you need to be aware of.

Several conditions must be met in order to obtain a permanent residence permit and citizenship in Denmark. In this webinar, legal advisor at Danes Worldwide Caroline Ulrich, will go through the rules for permanent residence permits under both Danish and EU law. In addition, the conditions for applying for Danish citizenship by naturalization will be discussed.

NOTE: This webinar is only relevant for partners of Danish citizens and will not discuss other types of applications for Danish citizenship, such as retention and reacquisition for people who are or have previously been Danish citizens.


  • What are the advantages of having a permanent residence permit and Danish citizenship?
  • Permanent residence permit under Danish rules
  • Permanent residence permit under EU law
  • Danish citizenship by naturalization