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To take with you when moving to Denmark

We have collected the input from many expats living in Denmark and here's an overview of what you should take with you when moving to Denmark:

- Valid passport
- Own birth certificate
- Birth certificate (s) of any children
- Marriage certificate
- Certificates for your education
- Driving license
- Proof of your no-claims status from your former car insurance company
- Documentation about illnesses you have. Might save you time to re-doing the tests in Denmark
- Mobile phone without SIM-lock

Should you take house-hold items with you?
Estimate the costs for transportation versus the cost for purchasing these items at a price of 25% VAT.
A good place to start for shopping for house-hold items in Denmark are the larger supermarkets (Føtex, Bilka).

What else to consider?
- It is difficult to set up a bank account without a CPR number (the Danish social security number), and you should therefore have financial resources available in your home country to access from Denmark with a credit card.
- If you hire a company to move or ship your possessions to Denmark, it is important you estimate the value of your belongings well, just in case anything gets broken or lost. Be sure to include 25 percent VAT! If your original estimate turns out to be too low, you might face a (relatively) high loss when purchasing replacements.
- Check the rules for taking pets with you.

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