Welcome to Denmark
GET REGISTERED – NORDIC
To live, study, and/or work in Denmark for more than six months, you have to register with the public authorities. Read more below.
If you plan to work in Denmark, you will need to apply for a tax card.
To register, you will have to go to your local Citizen Service Center (‘Borgerservice’) or International Citizen Service in Copenhagen.
- Registration of your address in Denmark
- Receiving a CPR-number (civil registration number) – only if you plan to stay for more than 6 months
- Receiving a health insurance card (yellow card).
Read more about the Danish health-care system and about choosing a general practitioner (GP)
- Tax card – apply for a Danish tax card
(This is necessary even if yoy do not need a Danish CPR number).
Find more information about the Danish tax system
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 a Nem•ID. However, you can always go to your local Citizen Service Center to obtain your NemID, if your prefer.
Nem•ID Code app
An easy way to use your Nem•ID right from your smartphone.
Read more about the Nem•ID 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.