Getting an account in a Danish bank

It is easy to open a bank account, but you need to bring relevant documents

It is easy to open a bank account, but you need to bring relevant documents

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If you wish to be a customer of a Danish bank, you will need to bring the following documents to the bank:

  • Identity papers with photo (driver’s licence, passport or the like)
  • Documentation of your address in Denmark
  • An employment contract.

If your salary is paid by a Danish employer, you can choose to have the salary transferred from a Danish bank to a bank account abroad. The transfer may take a couple of days and some banks charge a fee for the transfer. You can get more information from the individual bank.

Once you have an account, most banking transactions can be handled through online banking. An online banking agreement may, as a rule, be made at the same time as you open your account.