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Address change when living in Denmark

If you move you must report it within fourteen days, else you will risk having a fine

Citizens must report their move to the National Registry/Citizen’s Service at the latest 14 days after having moved. It may, however, already be reported up to a month before the actual move.

How do you change your address?

  • You must report your move to the municipality you are moving to.
  • You do this on to the online self service facility on Lifeindenmark.dk.
  • You need to log on with your NemID. Read more about NemID here.
  • Remember to report electricity, water and district heating meter readings when moving.
  • You can also show up at the Citizen’s Service you are moving to in order to report your move and get assistance on the spot.

If you need assistance to use the online system, you may contact the Citizen’s Service at 8940 2000 or the evening hotline on 7020 0000. You can read more on Lifeindenmark.dk under Your residence in the section Change address - when living in Denmark.

Rules and fines

  • Move notified too late - DKK 500
  • Failure to cancel a no longer relevant notified relocation - DKK 600
  • Incorrect information about the move itself - DKK 1,200
  • Failure to provide requested information or giving false information - DKK 1,200

For further information about change of address when moving to or leaving Denmark or when moving to, within or away from Aarhus, please visit the Business Region Aarhus website or contact your local Citizen’s Service.

Notify the Post Office

When you change your address within Denmark you also need to inform the Post Office. This can be done in two ways; either online at ePosthuset or at the Post Office.

  • You can change your address online with your NemID at ePosthuset. This option is only in Danish.
  • Or, you can go to the Post office, where they have a form you need to fill in and hand over. Remember to bring some identification e.g. your passport. Find the nearest Post Office and opening hours.

Remember to notify the Post Office of your relocation plans some days in advance of your moving out date.  If you choose ePosthuset the process will take 4 days, before the address will be changed, and 5 working days if you go to the Post Office.

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