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How do I register my residence in Denmark?

2 steps to registering in Denmark – from a Nordic country

3 steps to registering in Denmark – from an EU/EEA country

3 steps to registering in Denmark – from a country outside the EU/EEA

1. As a Nordic citizen you have the right to live, study and work in Denmark. Just remember to bring along identity papers with a photo, for example a driver’s license or passport. When you have arrived in Denmark, we recommend you register in the Civil Registration System (CPR) as soon as possible.  Go to the nearest Citizen Service Centre to apply.

1. As a citizen of an EU/EEA country or of Switzerland, you have the right to live, study and work in Denmark. When you have arrived in Denmark, we recommend you apply for a registration certificate as soon as possible. A registration certificate is your documentation that you have the right to reside in Denmark. Go to the nearest regional State Administration to apply.

1. As a citizen of a country outside of the Nordic region, the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you must have a residence permit from the Danish Immigration Service before coming to Denmark. You can submit your application for residence permit through a Danish representative office (embassy or general consulate) in your home country as soon as you have received your admission letter from your Danish educational institution.

2. When you have received your CPR number, you are fully registered and can use the CPR number card to e.g. open a bank account, use the library or get a membership card for your local gym.

 

2. When you have received your registration certificate, you should register in the Civil Registration System (CPR) as soon as possible.  Go to the nearest Citizen Service Centre to apply.

2. After arrival in Denmark you should register in the Civil Registration System (CPR) as soon as possible.  Go to the nearest Citizen Service Centre to apply and remember to bring your residence permit.

 

3.  When you have received your CPR number, you are fully registered and can use the CPR number card to e.g. open a bank account, use the library or get a membership card for your local gym.

 

3. When you have received your CPR number, you are fully registered and can use the CPR number card to e.g. open a bank account, use the library or get a membership card for your gym.

 

Please note you can only register your residence at the following international citizen service centres:

COPENHAGEN
International Citizen Service East
Gyldenløvesgade 11
1600 Copenhagen
P: +4533666606

AARHUS
International Citizen Service West
Åboulevarden 31, 1st. floor
8000 Aarhus C
P: +4572223375

AALBORG
International Citizen Service North

Slotspladsen 1, Opgang A
9000 Aalborg
P: +4572568920


ODENSE
International Citizen Service South
Dannebrogsgade 3, 1.th, 
5000 Odense C
P: +4572205420

Useful links

Civil Registration System
https://www.cpr.dk/english/

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