The guide below tells you how to obtain a CPR number as a student from outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland residing in Denmark. 

The application process has two steps:

1) Apply for a CPR number online and book an appointment

2) Appear at Dokk1 at a special registration event to be issued with an EU residence document and a CPR number. Bring all the required documents for this event.

Please read the guide below carefully.

If you have any questions take a look at "Do you have any questions?". 

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: Residence permit (all pages)

3: Proof of your address in Denmark: rental contract (all pages) or a confirmed housing offer with Danish address and your name.

4: 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).

Your documents must be in Danish, English, German or one of the Nordic languages.

Upon completing your online application please print the receipt containing a reference number. You will need it for the registration event 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.  

After you have applied online for a CPR number and booked an appointment, you need to appear in person at Dokk1 to complete your registration. 

Please make sure you bring all required documents listed below. 

Make sure that 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 Must include your place of birth

2: Residence permit All pages, printed copy.

3: Proof of your address in Denmark: rental contract (all pages, printed) or a housing offer with your Danish address and your name

4: Print or photo of your receipt from the online CPR registration (we will need the receipt number to fin the data you have provided online)

5: Documentation of your Nordic social security number if you are moving to Denmark from another Nordic country.

6. 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).

Find Citizen Service (Borgerservice) at:

Dokk1
Hack Kampmanns Plads 2
8000 Aarhus C

CPR Number
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.

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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.

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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 more about healthcare in Denmark

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A NemID
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) when you do your registrations.
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