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No special permission is needed for Estonian citizens, holders of Estonian Alien's passports and holders of certain types of Estonian residence permits legally residing in Estonia when staying in Denmark for shorter periods.

Due to Estonia’s participation in the Schengen co-operation, Estonian citizens and holders of Estonian Alien’s passports are able to travel freely within the entire Schengen area, including Denmark, for up to 90 days. Furthermore, persons holding an Estonian visa issued as "Valid for Schengen” or one of the following types of Estonian residence permits can travel in Schengen for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa:

  • Alaline elamisluba (Permanent residence permit)
  • Tähtajaline elamisluba (Temporary residence permit)
  • EL kodaniku perekonnaliikme elamisluba (Residence permit of EU citizen family member)

Although documents are not checked when crossing from one Schengen member state into another Schengen member state, it is still necessary for those enjoying the privilege of free movement to carry the passport and/or relevant ID card/permit. Authorities (police, immigration officials) in other Schengen member states do have the right to check identifying documents. Further information on the Schengen co-operation is available on the homepage of the Danish Immigration Service.

Estonia’s participation in Schengen does not change anything in regard to taking up long-term or work-related stay in Denmark. The regulations as to these topics are described in details on the homepage of the Danish Immigration Service.

Danish citizens do not need a visa for travelling to Estonia for stays of no more than 90 days in a 6 month period. About residence and work in Estonia read more from the homepage of Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.


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