Establish a business in Denmark
If you're going to register a business in Denmark, you will need to follow the Danish rules.
If you are established as a self-employed person or a business in another EU or EEA country and wish to provide services by establishing a business in Denmark, you can read here about the rules that apply.
First you must register your company at the Danish Business Authority. You can register a wide variety of company and association types.
Aktieselskab (A/S): public limited liability company
Anpartsselskab (ApS): private limited liability company
Partnerselskab (P/S): limited partnership company
Andelsselskab med begrænset ansvar (A.M.B.A.): cooperative society with limited liability
Forening med begrænset ansvar (F.M.B.A.): association with limited liability
Enkeltmandsvirksomhed: sole proprietorship
Kommanditselskab (K/S): limited partnership
Interessentskab (I/S): partnership
Read more about company types (in Danish)
When you've chosen company type, you can register using self-service "Start Company".
The solution requires you to have a Danish social security number (CPR) as well as the Danish eID 'NemID' or a foreign eID which is approved in accordance with eIDAS.
You have to submit the application for VAT registration in Denmark at the latest 8 days before you start doing business in Denmark. If you do not submit the application in time or not at all, or the information that you have provided is not correct or insufficient, you may be sanctioned with a fine.
If your company has employees, it is your responsibility to withhold Danish tax and labour market contribution from the wages that you pay to your employees for the work they carry out in Denmark.
Mandatory digital self-service
When your company has acquired a CVR-number, you have an obligation to work digitally in several areas in relation to the public authorities.
You’re required to:
set up and use Digital Post
have a NemKonto so you can receive payments from the government
See how to get started with NemID Read about Digital Post for your company Learn more about NemKonto for your company
Social security and workers compensation
Close company or deregister duty
If you want to cease your foreign company in Denmark or deregister for duties such as for VAT, you have to use a self-service solution:
Go to "Close company" and login with your CVR-number and NemID.
We hope the guide was helpful
Please note that the guide is indicative. All steps may not be necessary for you just as additional registrations or requirements may apply to you.