Working fewer than 90 days?
No work permit required for musicians and associated staff, ‘if they are of importance for a significant artistic event.’
The Danish Immigration Service have updated their guidance to clarify their requirements:
- The artist, musician, performer etc. must, as a rule, be the focal point or main attraction of the event, or at least be of major significance for the artistic event
- The artistic event must be a public event, i.e. it must be possible for anyone to buy a ticket or through other means gain access to the event
- The artistic event can be part of a tour or take the form of one or more single events
- The event must have a short-term character, normally with a duration of less than 14 days
An example is also provided:
A music venue has arranged a single concert with a band from a third country (a country outside the EU/EEA). The band appears on the music venue's website, where you can buy a ticket for the event as well. The band will be exempted from the requirement of a work permit in connection with the concert.
Working for more than 90 days?
Special individual qualification work permit and residence for musicians (and conductors) who have a job offer – up to 1 year.
DKK 4405 (£520) for the special individual qualification work permit/residence.
NB Fees are normally updated on 1 January each year.
Please note, the price in GBP is indicative and subject to change in line with exchange rates.
Embassy of Denmark Website
55 Sloane Street
London SW1X 9SR
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7333 0200
Consulates: Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle
Planning a tour?
Travelling with instruments and equipment
Access the ISM's comprehensive guide to transporting instruments into the EU and Northern Ireland.
The information provided in this guide is for your reference only and does not constitute legal or immigration advice. The ISM recommends that if you have any doubts about your eligibility to enter any country, you contact a suitably qualified migration expert for each individual country in good time prior to intended arrival.