Welcome to Denmark
GET REGISTERED – EU
Citizens from EU, EEA, and Switzerland are entitled to live, study, and work in Denmark. If you plan to stay in Denmark for less than three months, you will only have to apply for a tax card.
EU REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
Citizens of EU, EEA countries and Switzerland have to apply for an EU registration certificate if they stay for more than 3 months.
You can apply for your registration certificate at SIRI (The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration) or by appointment at the International Citizen Service. Find the addresses here.
Read more on how to get your EU registration certificate.
Read more about the required procedures at icitizen.dk.
Book your appointment with International Citizen Service in advance here.
You will find the locations and opening hours here.
CENTRAL PERSON REGISTER
CPR (Civil registration number)
The civil registration number is used for contact with any public authorities, especially for the purpose of healthcare and tax issues.
NICE TO KNOW
The Danish civil registration number consists of 10 numbers. The first six numbers relate to your birth date, and the last four are a randomly generated code.
The number is strictly personal. Therefore, you should never tell anyone the last four numbers unless it is a public authority or a doctor asking.
Life in Denmark is a website providing public information and self-service.
The site contains a lot of useful information about living in Denmark. Aditionally, you will find self-service solutions for plenty of your service needs.
In Denmark Nem•ID is the logon solution for public self-service, online banking, etc.
There are several ways of obtaining the Nem•ID. However, you can always go to your local Citizen Service Center to obtain your NemID, if your prefer.
NemID Code app
An easy way to use your Nem•ID right from your smartphone.
Read more about Code app.
DOCTORS - GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
Every citizen, who is registered in the Civil Registration System, is entitled to choose a general practitioner (GP) to contact should they fall ill.
Read more under GP – your family doctor.
For help or for more information about GPs, please visit your local Citizen Service Center.
HEALTH INSURANCE CARD
The Health Insurance Card, which is more informally known as the Yellow Card, entitles you to medical treatment in Denmark.
Read more on this at International House and at LifeinDenmark.
SKAT – DANISH TAXES
Read about the Danish tax system at lifeindenmark.dk.
To register with the Danish tax system – contact SKAT.
Danish employers often require a Danish bank account for direct depositing your salary.
Find out how to become a customer of a Danish bank.
To learn more about Danish language courses please look at lifeindenmark.dk.