Nordic students from Norway, Sweden Finland, Iceland, Faroe Islands
The application process has two steps:
1) Apply for a CPR number online and book an appointment
2) Appear at Dokk1 to finish your registrations. Bring all the required documents.
Please read the guide below carefully.
Step 1: Apply for a CPR number online and book an appointment
You can apply for a CPR number online once you have a confirmed housing offer in the municipality of Aarhus.
Please have the following documents ready in digital form (PDF):
1: Passport (photo page) or national ID (Front and back). Must include your place of birth
2: Proof of your address in Denmark: rental contract (all pages) or a confirmed housing offer with Danish address and your name
3: If applicable: marriage certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate (widow(er)), childrens’ birth certificates (only if your child is accompanying you). Documents on legal custody, if you are not married to your child's other parent (only if your child is accompanying you).
You must also provide:
4: Documentation of your Nordic social security number. (For citizens from the Faroe Islands: your p-number - persontalsnummer)
Your documents must be in Danish, English, German or in one of the Nordic languages.
Upon completing your online application please print or take a photo of the receipt containing a reference number. You will need it to finish your registrations at Dokk1.
PLEASE NOTE: You can book an appointment to finish your registrations at Dokk1 through the online CPR-application on the page "receipt" after you have uploaded the required docuements, or you can use the button below to book an appointment.
Step 2: Appear in person at Dokk1 to complete your registrations
After you have applied online for a CPR number and booked an appointment, you need to appear in person at Citizen Service (Borgerservice) at Dokk1 to complete your registration.
Please make sure you bring all the required documents listed below. Make sure that all documents are clearly legible. You must bring the documents with you as we are not able to print or copy documents for you.
1: Passport / national identity card
2: Proof of your address in Denmark: rental contract (all pages) or a housing offer with a Danish address and your name. Printed copy
3: Documentation of your Nordic social security number. For citizens from the Faroe Islands: your card containing your p-number (persontalsnummer)
4: Print or photo of your receipt from the online CPR registration (we will need the receipt number to find the data you have provided online)
5: If applicable: marriage certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate (widow(er)), children's birth certificates (only if your child is accompanying you). Documents on legal custody, if you are not married to your child's other parent (only if your child is accompanying you). Hard copy.
Find Citizen Service (Borgerservice) at:
Hack Kampmanns Plads 2
8000 Aarhus C
What will you be taking with you from the registrations?
In Denmark each person has a personal registration number, which is called a CPR number. CPR stands for Central Person Register.
The CPR number is essential in relation to any contact with the Danish authorities and especially in connection to tax and social security issues.
The CPR-number gives you the right to use the Danish health care system.
A temporary health insurance card
The document is your temporary health insurance card until you receive the actual card. It contains the name, address and phone number of your doctor. Until you receive your actual health insurance card, you must bring the temporary document if you are going to the doctor, hospital or dentist.
The actual yellow health insurance card
About 14 days after your entry has been registered, you will receive a yellow health insurance card (sundhedskort) by post (please have your name on your mailbox). The card carries your Danish CPR-number (social security number). You are advised to always carry your yellow health insurance card with you as you will need to use it when contacting your doctor, hospitals and dentists.
Click here to read about healthcare in Denmark
NemID is your personal secure login for digital contact with public authorities, for your Digital Post, for netbanking and a wide range of online self-service solutions. You log on with NemID via your personal user-ID, a personal password, and a code card with one-time passwords on. Your NemID is set up by Citizen Service (Borgerservice) subsequent to your CPR registration.
Then, after 3-11 days, you will receive two letters, one with your code card and one with an activation password which you must use in order to activate your NemID.
Click here to read more about NemID