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Old Sep 5th 2016, 7:57 pm   #1
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Hi guys,

I am planning on moving to Denmark with my fiancé. He is a Dane and I am a UK citizen (born and bred) currently pregnant with our child who will be dual nationality.

When moving to Denmark does anyone know how I get things started? Will it be easier having a Danish partner or would it be the same as if I didn't? Are there any costs in getting set up as a resident?

My parter lives in Aalborg so that is where we would like to live (we are flexible) but do you think I will be okay getting a job? I don't speak Danish... My first plan is to do the language classes so I can learn ASAP.
Could I study? Or is that hard to get into?

Sorry for so many questions

Thanks,

Sophie
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Hi guys,

I am planning on moving to Denmark with my fiancé. He is a Dane and I am a UK citizen (born and bred) currently pregnant with our child who will be dual nationality.

When moving to Denmark does anyone know how I get things started? Will it be easier having a Danish partner or would it be the same as if I didn't? Are there any costs in getting set up as a resident?

My parter lives in Aalborg so that is where we would like to live (we are flexible) but do you think I will be okay getting a job? I don't speak Danish... My first plan is to do the language classes so I can learn ASAP.
Could I study? Or is that hard to get into?

Sorry for so many questions

Thanks,

Sophie
Hi, and welcome to the forum! As mentioned in the Welcome Inn, things are very quiet at the moment (which is why I'm browsing more than usual in other country forums!).
I can't advise at all on the work front in Denmark, your Danish partner should know from the Danish media or internet searches what the employment situation is. If you do find an English-only job, have you looked into the question of childcare for your baby?
From experience, you won't have time/energy to learn a language once the baby is born, and you should start basic lessons ASAP. Your bf can help a lot in that respect - IMHO Danish is one of the most difficult languages to pronounce, esp. if you don't speak other Germanic languages, but the good news is that Danes speak good English!
If you were coming to France, you'd be covered by your bf's social security without having to officialise your relationship (marriage or civil union), but I've no idea for Denmark.
Someone on the spot will come along to give less general advice, but maybe you could give more info on what your qualifications are, what your bf does for a living, and whether you're going to have your baby in the UK or in Denmark.
Meanwhile, all the best, you're entering into a double life-changing adventure (motherhood in a foreign country)!
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Hi, and welcome to the forum! As mentioned in the Welcome Inn, things are very quiet at the moment (which is why I'm browsing more than usual in other country forums!).
I can't advise at all on the work front in Denmark, your Danish partner should know from the Danish media or internet searches what the employment situation is. If you do find an English-only job, have you looked into the question of childcare for your baby?
From experience, you won't have time/energy to learn a language once the baby is born, and you should start basic lessons ASAP. Your bf can help a lot in that respect - IMHO Danish is one of the most difficult languages to pronounce, esp. if you don't speak other Germanic languages, but the good news is that Danes speak good English!
If you were coming to France, you'd be covered by your bf's social security without having to officialise your relationship (marriage or civil union), but I've no idea for Denmark.
Someone on the spot will come along to give less general advice, but maybe you could give more info on what your qualifications are, what your bf does for a living, and whether you're going to have your baby in the UK or in Denmark.
Meanwhile, all the best, you're entering into a double life-changing adventure (motherhood in a foreign country)!
Hi dmu, thanks for your reply

My partner has looked into the childcare and it looks pretty good to be honest so not too worried about that.

You are right about the language... I was planning on doing some lessons on Skype with a Danish tutor during my maternity leave, I will be having the baby in the UK but not sure how well the lessons would work!

As for my qualifications I'm certainly lacking which is why I'm so worried about the job situation. I have done 4 years in currency exchange services and 3 years in Airport security. If studying is an option I would definitely consider it.

My partner works in finances and is a part time handball coach.

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My partner works in finances and is a part time handball coach.

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Sorry if I sounded nosey, but it was really to find out whether he was salaried, self-employed, student, ... and that his own healthcare coverage will cover you. He could find this out from his Social Security office.
Another thought occurred to me, you should obtain several copies of your baby's Birth Certificate before you leave. If Denmark is anything like France, you'll need one for all manner of Administrations, not to mention copies of your own Birth Certificate, but wait until just before you leave, as, in France at least, the date of issue is only valid a few months. Don't forget the baby's Health Book (whatever it's called in English), certifying vaccinations, etc...
Bureaucracy in a foreign country is a nightmare at the best of times, but, with a young baby in tow, you can limit the stress by preparing necessary British documents in advance!
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Forget it they are barbarians and do not respect EU laws.....................or animals which says a lot for foreign humans I dare say.

The 9th century comes to mind. Maybe a quick rape and the odd revenge pillage.
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I wouldn't worry too much about the pronounciation


My father was often taken for a swede as he over pronounced his words as far as the Danes were concerned.


If you have a go with a basic Swedish language course you might find it easier to get you tongue round the basic words.


I like the saying:


The Swedes speak the Language.
The Norwegians sing it and the Danes swallow it.


I learned to sing Danish carols by listening.


Years later I sang them again reading the words in Swedish.


In most languages I find hymn singing a good way to come to grips with the pronounciation. The words are in front of you and you can hear the singing.


As an alternative you could buy a CD of children's songs with the words. You could practice them on your infant. I remember that the Danish records of chidrens songs were well pronounced.


Make the most of speaking to young Danish children who won't insist on speaking English .
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