Other occupations where the Danish Maritime Authority requires completion of a safety course of about 3 days

If you want to establish yourself or work on a permanent basis in Denmark you need to apply to the competent authority for authorization or similar official recognition.

How to apply?

There is no application form. Instead, write a letter stating your profession and explaining that you wish to work on a permanent basis. You should enclose the documents mentioned below under:

  • Proof of nationality, for example, a copy of identity card or passport
  • Certificates, diplomas etc. relevant to your profession
  • Your contact information: first name and family name, address, phone and e-mail, if any. If somebody else is sending the documents, e.g. a company sending documents on your behalf: The sender's name, address, phone and e-mail, if any.
  • Medical aptitude certificate

Temporary or occasional pursuit

The same requirements apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.

Establishing a business

The same requirements apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.

Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses

The same requirements apply as for EU citizens and businesses.


No fee required.

When can I expect an answer?

The decision on whether or not to issue an authorization will be made as soon as possible after all necessary documents have been received. Normally you can expect to get an answer from The Danish Maritime Authority within four weeks

In case of rejection

If The Danish Maritime Authority decides to reject your application for authorization, you will receive a reasoned notification. If you disagree with the decision to refuse your application, you have the right to appeal.

The deadline for submitting an appeal is four weeks from date on which the decision was announced.

The appeal should be submitted to:

Ankenævnet for Søfartsforhold
Nævnenes Hus
Toldboden 2
DK-8800 Viborg
E-mail: anke@naevneneshus.dk

Who to contact for questions?

If you have questions regarding your application or questions regarding the requirements please contact

Danish Maritime Authority
Fjordvænget 30
DK-4220 Korsør
Phone: (+45) 72196000
Fax: (+45) 72196001
Email: bevis@dma.dk
Web: www.dma.dk


Legal basis in Danish law

Act nr. 74 of 17. January 2014 - Consolidated act on the Manning of Ships

Order no. 391 of 22. April 2014 on special qualification requirements, etc. for personnel on passenger ships

Legal basis in EU directive(s) on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications

2005/36/EC, Title III, Chapter I (General system for the recognition of evidence of training)