Whether you would like to live in the beautiful countryside, close to the ocean or in a lively city, the Municipality of Kolding has it all. The Municipality of Kolding is developing rapidly. New jobs are appearing all the time, so there are many challenging opportunities. There is a wealth of leisure activities in the municipality. The area offers a rich cultural and recreational life, including everything from music, theatre, cinemas, art, museums and exhibitions to lectures, leisure edu
When you move to the Municipality of Kolding you must visit the "Folkeregistret" in order to register as a citizen.
At Folkeregistret they will also help you in terms of the Danish healthcare system, choosing a local doctor and obtaining a national health insurance card.
Address and opening hours
When you go to Folkeregistret you must take these documents:
- Residence permit
- Marriage certificate – if you are married
- Birth certificate/s for your child/children – if you have a child/children
The rules for residing and working in Denmark depend on your country of origin and on the purpose and length of your stay in Denmark. There are separate rules for Nordic citizens, EU/EEA citizens, and citizens of other countries.
On the website www.newtodenmark.dk you will find an outline of the general rules, which apply to foreign citizens.
The Municipality of Kolding offers different care options according to the child's age and needs. For example, you have, the option of having your child looked after in a nursery or in a day care centre.
If you would like to apply for childcare please contact Pladsanvisningen.
Children attending primary/lower secondary school up to, and including 3rd Form can attend a day care centre before and after school.
Kolding Town Council has introduced a care guarantee. This means that, within three months of receiving the application, your child will be allocated day care.
How much does it cost?
The price is determined by which kind of childcare, you choose. Learn more on the following page about the price of childcare in Kolding (in Danish) or contact Pladsanvisningen for more information.
Denmark has a comprehensive public health service including doctors and hospitals.
When you register as a citizen in the Municipality of Kolding, you can choose a doctor.
The municipality will issue you with a national health card. The health card is documentary proof of your right to services from the public health service and serves as an admittance card to the Danish health service.
In Denmark there are 10 years of compulsory education. As a rule, all children enrol in primary/lower secondary school when they turn 6.
All children have the right to attend state schools. If your child does not speak Danish, he or she will have to attend Munkevænget Skole, where all visitations of newly arrived bilingual pupils takes place.
At Munkevænget Skole your child will be given basic instruction in Danish as a second language.
If you want to enrol your child, please contact Munkevænget Skole.
When your child is able to participate in ordinary teaching in a Danish school, you can choose another school: for example, the local primary/lower secondary school.
For more information on the school, visit the homepage of Munkevænget Skole.
In Denmark there is a free choice of school. You also have the option of enrolling your child in a private school.
Kolding Youth School is a public organisation working with youngsters of the municipality of Kolding in the age group between 10-24 years of age.
Foreigners with Danish residence permits have the right to Danish language instruction during their first three years in Denmark. The only requirements are: a residence permit, registration in the national register and a CPR number.
In the Municipality of Kolding, Danish language courses for adult foreign nationals are offered at language centres in Kolding and Haderslev. They provide instruction in Danish language and culture to help recently-arrived foreign nationals to operate in Danish workplaces and society.
Instruction is available in the daytime and in the evening.
Kolding is developing rapidly and belongs to the strongest centre of growth in Denmark, Trekantområdet ("The Triangle").
Jobs are available in: the metal industry, IT sector, financial consultancy, the health sector, teaching, trade and transport etc.
If you (or your spouse) are looking for a job, you can always visit Jobnet. Jobnet is the public job centre's Internet facility for all jobseekers and employers in Denmark.
Jobnet enables you to look for a job among many thousands of vacancies.