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The ICS-OFFICE in Aarhus

 

 

Contact details:

International Citizen Service West

Åboulevarden 31, 1. Etage

8000 Aarhus C

Telephone: +0045- 72 22 33 75

Mail: west@icitizen.dk

www.ictizen.dk

Always check the actual telephone- and opening hours on the website.

Please note that the office is closed at weekends and on national holidays, just as it may be closed during parts of the month of July.

An appointment cannot be made in advance to arrange entry papers etc., but a certain waiting time must be expected. Likewise, the treatment of your case may prove time consuming. If you bring all necessary papers and turn up within opening hours, you may in return rely on having the paperwork sorted out on the same day, also even if the time for treatment of the case is stretching beyond opening hours.

 

Location of Office

The ICS office is centrally located in Aarhus which is the second biggest city in Denmark.

If you arrive by car: You can go by car from e.g. Ringkøbing to Aarhus in about two and a half to two hours. The office is situated a few minutes’ walk from big multi-storey car parks in DOKK1 and in the department stores of Salling and Magasin.

If you arrive by bus or train: There is an X-bus service 952X and train between the Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and Aarhus. For departures on the Journey Planner (“REJSEPLANEN”), click HERE.

The office is located approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the train- and bus station.

 

The Authorities behind the Office

The International Citizen Service, ICS is a joint service for a number of municipalities all over the country, including Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and the following state authorities: the State Administration, TAX, and the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration.

 

 

 

Ioana and Sorin

 
Romanian Family:

We have been made very welcome

”We love our country, Romania, but we have also grown very fond of Denmark which has become our home,” says 37-year-old Sorin Ungureanu who - together with his wife Ioana and their two children - find themselves so much at home that in the autumn of 2017 they bought the house of their dreams in Borris. Borris is a town with approximately 800 inhabitants in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality – geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark.

“We have been living here since 2011 and our children are fully integrated in the local community and gradually, so are we. We have been made to feel really welcome in this town. People gladly help us and we are very happy about living here,” Sorin says whilst simultaneously smiling at Erling Søndergaard - one of the passionate locals who likes to give a lending hand. Erling has helped the family with the purchase of their house, and as a friend of the family he joins our conversation as to why Sorin and Ioana came to Denmark and what it is like for a foreign family to move to Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

”We are also happy having you here. We can tell that you like being here, and you have also done a great deal to become a part of the community,” Erling points out referring to the fact that Sorin among others has been active in leading a father-child gymnastics team and a table tennis team in town.

Ioana und Sorin - Read the full story here

 

Iwona and Jarek

 
Polish family:

Nature and good conditions for the children are crucial

It is first and foremost the good conditions for the children and the clean and beautiful nature that Iwona and Jarek emphasize when expressing why they have chosen to settle in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality in Denmark. In the past two years Iwona and Jarek have been living in the village of Finderup together with their joint child Diego and Jarek’s son Manuel and his daughter Karolina.

”The child-care facilities here are simply so good. They do so much for the development of children. For instance, they are allowed to cook and do woodwork when they can handle a knife– even though it may be a little dangerous. Besides, they also spend a lot of time in nature. In all sorts of weather. It is so healthy for them”, says Iwona who is also really happy with the schools.

”However, the best thing is that you exist to live here – which means that you don’t just constantly work, but you work in order to also live in your spare time”, says Iwona, and Jarek agrees. That was the very reason why he came to Denmark to work, since - as a self-employed motor mechanic with his own construction firm - he just worked and worked without earning sufficient to live on. On top of that he did not have any spare time whatsoever.

 

Iwona og Jarek - Read the full story here