Application for permission to acquire a permanent dwelling

On this page, you can learn more about how to apply for permission to acquire a permanent dwelling. You can start your application at the bottom of the page.

How to apply for permission to acquire a permanent dwelling

You can apply for permission to acquire a permanent dwelling either through our online self-service solution or by using an application form in the PDF format. You will find the application options at the bottom of the page under Start application.

We recommend that you use the online self-service solution as it guides you through the application process. In that way, you make sure that we receive all the information and documents needed to process your application.

If you are a national of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland

If you are a national of an EU/EEA country (or Switzerland), you can normally acquire a permanent dwelling in Denmark without permission from the Department of Civil Affairs. Instead, you must file a declaration with the Danish Land Registration Court (Tinglysningsretten).

In the declaration to the Land Registration Court you must declare that you meet one of the following conditions:

  • You are an employee in Denmark or another EU/EEA country
  • You have sufficient funds to support yourself
  • You have an EU/EEA residence card
  • You plan to be self-employed
  • You plan to open a branch or an agency or provide services in Denmark

You must also meet the following conditions and declare to the Land Registration Court that:

  • You are a national of an EU/EEA country (or Switzerland)
  • The property will be used as your permanent dwelling
  • The property is not a summer house or will be used as such

The Land Registration Court has the power to decide whether you can acquire a permanent dwelling without permission from the Department of Civil Affairs.

Read more about the conditions applicable to nationals of EU/EEA countries for acquiring a permanent dwelling on lifeinddenmark.borger.dk.

Who can apply using the online self-service solution?

The online self-service solution can be used both by citizens and representatives, such as an applicant’s spouse, lawyer or estate agent.

You can apply using the online self-service solution if you meet the following four conditions:

  • You have a NemID/MitID secure login
  • Your application must only concern one property 
  • You do not currently own any real property in Denmark. If you currently own real property in Denmark, you must use the application form at the bottom of the page
  • You apply for permission alone or together with one other applicant

If you do not meet the four conditions, you must apply using the application form in the PDF format at the bottom of the page under Start application. When you use the application form, you must send it to us using e-Boks, email or post.

Before you log into the self-service solution

It is an advantage if you have the following items ready when you log in:

  • Your NemID/MitID
  • The contract of sale or the estate agent’s particulars of sale in one document
  • Your residence permit, residence card or residence document in one document

Processing time

Our processing time is up to four weeks as from the date when we have received all the information necessary to process your application. Therefore, we encourage you to submit all the necessary information at the same time.

Start application

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You start the application process by answering some questions. Your answers will guide you to the correct self-service solution or to the application form in the PDF format.