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The process has three steps:
1) Apply for a CPR number online. Please finish your online application no less than two days before your appointment with Citizen Service.
2) Book an appointment with Citizen Service and appear in person at Dokk1 to be issued with a CPR number and MitID.
3) Activate your MitID (wait 24 hours after you have been issued with a CPR number)
Please read the guide and follow the steps below carefully.
If you have any questions please take a look at "Do you have any questions?" below.
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 a Danish address and your name on it.
4: 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).
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.
After you have applied online for a CPR number and booked an appointment, you need to appear in person at Dokk1 to complete your registrations
Please book an appointment on one of the dates below, which are dedicated to the registration of new students in Aarhus:
Please make sure you bring all the 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 find 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)), 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).
MitID is your personal secure login for:
MitID allows you to use the same login from different devices via the MitID-app. Read more about MitID at mitid.dk
Citizen Service will set you up for MitID in relation to the issuing of your CPR number.
After having been issued with a CPR number you MUST wait 24 hours before activating your MitID-app.
Please follow the guide Get MitID with a foreign passport / ID card on mitid.dk. The guide will tell you to scan your passport (or ID card with a chip from certain Schengen countries) using your smartphone.
Only if you experience trouble activating MitID:
Have you followed the guide above, but cannot get the passport and face scan to work ?
Then please book an appointment with Citizen Service (Borgerservice) on one of the days specially reserved for students having trouble with MitID.
A witness is required for your MitID appointment with Citizen Service. However, you don't need to bring a witness. A representative from the educational institutions in Aarhus will act as your witness.
You must bring:
If you do not have a smartphone or are unable to use the MitID app
If this is the case, there are alternatives to using MitID. Please contact Citizen Service at 89 40 22 22 to know how to get MitID without using the MitID-app when moving to Denmark.
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.
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.
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) as well as the name, address, and phone number of your doctor (GP). 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
At your appointment to obtain a CPR number Citizen Service will also guide you on how to obtain MitID. MitID is your personal secure login for:
MitID allows you to use the same login from different devices via the MitID-app. Read more about MitID at mitid.dk and watch this short film explaining what MitID and Digital Post are all about. MitID is primarily an app and allows you to use your secure login across devices.