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1. Posted by simpsora (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


My company in the US is opening an office in Denmark, and I'll be moving there to work and live for at least the next year.

A question I thought of (amongst many others) is, what should I do regarding health insurance? I do not think the health plan offered through my company will apply when living abroad.

I read online that people "resident" in Denmark (coming from a non-EU nation) are covered by the public health insurance, after 6 weeks. I'm curious what is meant by resident -- just being present in the country? I'll be there on a work visa, so I won't be a permanent resident, I don't think.

Also, can anyone explain the visa details? I understand that typically visas are for 90 days, and are valid for all the nations in the Shengen treaty area. How long must one leave the area for after the 90 days are up, before returning?


2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 615 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi, try these...

As a non-EU national, you're unlikely to get treatment just by being present in the country, as the US has no reciprocal agreement - I assume, as it has no national health service of its own.
I think you will at least have to apply for residence, if only temporary. Can your employer sort this for you?

3. Posted by stuthkfl (Budding Member 115 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I'm Turkish -a non EU citizen- and have been to Denmark for 1 year with working visa. Working visa covers the period between the dates you'll state in your invitation letter taken from your company in Denmark.

And thanks to that, you'll be covered by Danish Healthcare System after 6 weeks your application to the local authorities. You don't have to be a Danish Citizen to benefit from that and it's free. After paying huge taxes while working in Denmark, you'll for sure understand why they let you benefit from their healthcare system :D

However, I'd suggest you a "warmer" and more "touristic" place to work in abroad. Personally, I haven't found Denmark interesting to live-work or study...

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