If you are planning to stay in Denmark for more than 3 months, you are required to have a civil registration number called a CPR number. Please note that it is not possible to get a CPR number, if you are planning to stay in Denmark for 3 months or less.
To apply for a Danish CPR number,
- you must have a residence permit (non-EU citizens) or an EU residence document (EU citizens) issued by SIRI. Please note that EU citizens may apply for CPR online before they receive their EU residence document, but must bring the document on the day of registration.
- you must have a place to live in Denmark.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail after submitting your application. When your case has been processed, you will receive an invitation by e-mail asking you to visit International House Copenhagen. In the e-mail there will be a link to book an appointment.
(Please use Google Chrome as your web browser when opening the application link below).
Rental Contract. All pages are relevant for the process of CPR registration. The rental contract must be signed and dated. You are not able to register and get the CPR, until you actually live in your residence.
In case your residence is provided by your company or your employer, please upload documentation for this. Contact your employer if you are not in possession of such document.
Hotel payment receipt
Payment receipts may vary in appearance. However, we require that the receipt have the following information:
- Name and address of the hotel/place
- The address you want to be registered at (make sure that the hotel administration/landlord allows you to register at the address)
- Check-in date
- Check-out date
- Confirmation of payment
If you live within the City of Copenhagen, you must reside at the address for at least 1 month. Other municipalities might require proof of up to 3 months' stay. Please contact your local citizen service if in doubt.
Airbnb/similar - booking confirmation
Make sure the owner fills in a housing confirmation/Proof of residence.
We require to see a valid passport when you register for a CPR number. We do not accept expired passports. Please upload all relevant pages of the passport (picture page is required, as well as the visa and last page, if relevant)
An identity card is a travel document with a photo. It is issued by an official authority. A driver's license is not approved. We ask you to bring your National ID or passport when you go to the International House to get your CPR number.
Birth certifificate - family document
We ask applicants under the age of 18, traveling alone or with parents, to bring their original birth certificate when going to International House Copenhagen to get a CPR number. The document may vary from country to country. Please contact the relevant authority for information about legalization/apostille.
There are different types of residence permits. The document is issued by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-GB) and it contains information about your residence permit in Denmark (type, date of issue and date of expiry). Your Person ID number is on the front page of the residence permit. All pages are relevant for the process of CPR registration.
EU registration certificate
For EU/EEA/Swiss citizens only:
The document may vary from country to country. Please contact the relevant authority for information about legalization/apostille. We ask you to bring your original marriage certificate when you go to the International House to get your CPR number.
Registered partnership certificate
The document may vary from country to country. Please contact the relevant authority for information about legalization/apostille. We ask you to bring your original registered partnership certificate when you go to the International House to get your CPR number.
Acceptance from parent holding custody or shared custody
If you move to Denmark with your child (0-17 of age), but the mother/father of the child does not accompany you, we need to have an acceptance from the other parent. You are welcome, however not obligated, to use this document.
Acceptance from parents/guardians, if child is travelling alone
If your child (0-17 of age) is registering for a CPR number alone, we need your acceptance. You are welcome, however not obligated, to use this document (Danish version). We have also made a version in English for you to use.
Do you live outside of Copenhagen?
If you live outside of Copenhagen - in one of the following municipalities - you can still get help at International Citizen Service:
Albertslund Kommune (NB! Only students living in Vognporten or Morbærhaven), Allerød Kommune, Brøndby Kommune, Fredensborg Kommune, Frederiksberg Kommune, Frederikssund Kommune, Furesø Kommune, Gladsaxe Kommune, Glostrup Kommune, Guldborgsund Kommune, Halsnæs Kommune, Hillerød Kommune, Holbæk Kommune, Hvidovre Kommune, Høje-Taastrup Kommune, Hørsholm Kommune, Ishøj Kommune, Kalundborg Kommune, Køge Kommune, Lejre Kommune, Lolland Kommune, Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune, Næstved Kommune, Odsherred Kommune, Roskilde Kommune, Rudersdal Kommune, Rødovre Kommune, Slagelse Kommune, Solrød Kommune and Stevns Kommune.