Foreign pharmacy staff

Updated 24 October 2016

In Denmark, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are not authorised and cannot be authorised.

Foreign pharmacists or pharmacy technicians who want to work in the pharmaceutical industry in Denmark do not need permission from the Danish Medicines Agency.

This means that if you qualified as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician outside Denmark you do not have to register and you cannot register in Denmark.

If you qualified as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician outside Denmark and you want to work at a Danish pharmacy or hospital pharmacy, you must apply for permission from the Danish Medicines Agency. See section 36(2) of the Danish Pharmacy Act.

You can read more about foreign pharmacy staff below:

Pharmacists

Different rules apply depending on your nationality and the country in which you completed the training.

If you are a national of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and have completed pharmacy training in one of these countries, you can read more about the rules in our guidelines for pharmacists who want to work at a Danish pharmacy or hospital pharmacy:

Guidelines for pharmacists qualified in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland who have completed pharmacy training in one of these countries and want to work at a Danish pharmacy or hospital pharmacy

As a pharmacist, you can apply for the European Professional Card (EPC) at the website of the European Commission. See infographics.

The European Professional Card is an electronic procedure you can use to have your professional qualifications recognised in another EU country. You can read more about the European Professional Card at the website of the European Commission

If you are not a national of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland (pharmacists trained in third countries), you are not covered by the guidelines. For more information, please write to us at udd@dkma.dk

Please note that permission to practise as a pharmacist at a Danish pharmacy or hospital pharmacy is not the same as a residence permit or work permit.

For more information about residence and work permits, please contact:

Danish Immigration Service
Ryesgade 53
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel.: +45 35 30 85 55
nyidanmark.dk

Pharmacy technicians

If you are a national of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and have completed training as a pharmacy technician in one of these countries, you can read more about the rules in our guidelines for pharmacy technicians who want to work at a Danish pharmacy or hospital pharmacy:

Guidelines for pharmacy technicians qualified in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland who have completed pharmacy training in one of these countries and want to work at a Danish pharmacy or hospital pharmacy

If you are not a national of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland (pharmacy technicians trained in third countries), you are not covered by the guidelines. For more information, please write to us at udd@dkma.dk

Please note that permission to practise as a pharmacy technician at a Danish pharmacy or hospital pharmacy is not the same as a residence permit or work permit.

For more information about residence and work permits, please contact:

Danish Immigration Service
Ryesgade 53
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel.: +45 35 30 85 55
nyidanmark.dk

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