Denmark:

DK - Who needs to register a business?

DK - Who needs to register a business?

A foreign company that delivers services or establishes a company in Denmark is obliged to supply information to the Danish Business Authority and register the company.
There are three types of situations a foreign company can be in. In all three situations, the company is obliged to register.
The three situations are:

  1. your company has a permanent business location in Denmark, or
  2. your company does not have an address in Denmark at all or
  3. your company does not have a postal address in Denmark.

For more exact information on what to do in each specific situation, please see the following video clips:

Video clips on how to start a foreign business in Denmark

DK - Purpose of business registration

DK - Purpose of business registration

The purpose of registering a company is to act in accordance with Danish Law. As to this law, the company must register before it starts business.

DK - Legal basis

DK - Legal basis

The following regulations apply:

BEK nr 1491 af 15/12/2009

DK - Responsible authority

DK - Responsible authority

The Danish Commerce and Companies Agency, an institution under the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth, is responsible for business registration.

 

DK - Process flow

DK - Process flow

This step by step guide describes the process for sending your application electronically using the BusinessInDenmark website.

1. Create your files and save them on your computer

  • Find relevant application form and print a copy (start by selecting your trade)
  • Fill in the application form and sign the document with your signature
  • Scan an electronic copy of the application form and save it to your computer
  • Scan an electronic copy of all relevant appendixes supporting the application (Proof of education etc.)

We accept PDF, BMP and Tiff file formats.

2. Get ready to send your application and appendixes

  • Go to the correct page for exactly your business
  • Press the “Upload application(s) button

This will open a new window in your browser and therefore it is important that you have allowed pop-up windows in your browser. For more information about enabling pop-up windows in your browser we refer to your browsers help function.

3. Type in email and send documents

  • The window for sending your application(s) and appendixes will appear after pressing the “Upload application(s) button.
  • Fill in your email address
  • Click “Browse” to select relevant documents
  • You can always click the “red cross” to the right of the filename in order to cancel the upload of a single document.

When you have selected all relevant documents you are ready to send by pressing the “Submit” button”.

4. Confirmation of correct receipt at the authority
Shortly after you have sent your documents, you will receive a notification by email that the authority has received your documents.
If you do not receive this email, please check your spam filter.
If you have not received your confirmation email please resend your documents by performing the upload process again. Please double check the email address you have typed in the upload procedure described above.

 

The guide with detailled information and snapshots can be downloaded from the Business in Denmark portal:

Step by step guide for business registration


In case you are still facing difficulties please contact:
BusinessInDenmark-support team
E-mail: BusinessInDenmark(at)EUGO(dot)DK
Telephone: +45 35 46 65 65 (normal charge)
Monday-Thursday 08:30-16:00
Friday 08:30-15:00

DK - Required documents

DK - Required documents

  • Copy of ID card
  • Copy of authorization if relevant
  • Copy of diploma/exam, if relevant

DK - Deadlines

DK - Deadlines

The ministerial agency standard is to reply to all written requests within 48 hours.

It will take approximately 8 weeks to register a foreign company in Denmark, if paper copies are involved. If it can all be done online, the replay is approx. 5 minutes.

DK - Charges

DK - Charges

The amount may differ. Please therefore contact the relevant authority.

DK - Link to online service / legal form

DK - Link to online service / legal form

The following link will take you to the starting point – the choice of specific application form will depend on the kind of trade your company is in.

Online business registration

DE - Purpose of business registration

DE - Purpose of business registration

The purpose of registering a company is to enable the relevant authorities to inspect the running of the business and also to carry out surveys.

DK - Further information

DK - Further information

For general questions please contact the BusinessInDenmark-support team:

E-mail:
BusinessInDenmark@erst.dk
Telephone:  +45 35 46 65 65 (normal charge)
Monday-Thursday 08:30-15:00
Friday 08:30-14:00

Other relevant links that might be of interest:

Denmark.dk CVR (Central Business Register) RUT (Register for Foreign Service Providers) SKAT (Tax, customs and duties in Denmark) ECC – Denmark (European Consumer Centre) EuGo (Gateway to Point of Single Contacts in other EU countries) EEN, Enterprise Europe Network (Information and advice to SME's) Investindenmark (Information about establishment) Workindenmark (The official Danish website for international recruitment) Startvækst (Startvækst is a portal for entrepreneurs and growth businesses)