Self-certification (egenmelding)

  • You must have worked at the employer for at least two months in order to be entitled to use self-certification.
  • You can only use self-certification during the employer liability period, i.e., the first 16 calendar days of the sick leave.
  • If you are away for more than three calendar days, your employer may require a sick note.
  • If you have used self-certification prior to sick leave, it will be counted as used self-certification days. 
  • Self-certification cannot be combined with partial sick note.
  • you have used self-certification four times over a 12-month period
  • your employer has reasonable grounds to assume that your absence is not due to illness