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Getting Started in Denmark

Getting Started in Denmark is an event organised by AU International Academic Staff Services. It offers orientation and registration for newly arrived PhD students, researchers and their spouses/partners. The event is held twice a month.

Get registered in one visit

The event is held at the International Citizen Service (ICS) and provides you with important on-arrival information as well as the opportunity to get registered with the public authorities for your EU residence certificate, CPR number and tax card - all in one visit. The goal of the event is to aid you in making a smoother transition to Denmark.

Sign up for the event

Please note

  • The deadline to sign up is Thursday before the event at 12 noon.
  • All participants including children must sign up individually for the event. 
  • Before you register family, please contact 
  • If the event is fully booked, we recommend you to go to the International Citizen Service to register on your own. Read more on You may also send an e-mail to and ask to be put on our waiting list.

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Who can participate?

Please note: If you are bringing family with you, certain rules apply. Please contact 

Getting Started in Denmark welcomes newly arrived AU employees and their spouse/partner and children. All family members must show up in person to register and families with children are usually prioritized to be first in line.

All participants including children must sign up individually for the event.

Geographical coverage

Getting Started in Denmark takes place at the International Citizen Service (ICS) in Aarhus. The ICS in Aarhus registers employees who live in the greater Aarhus area. If you are residing outside the greater Aarhus area, feel free to contact the IAS team at and we will be happy to inform you about the procedure and who to contact.

If you are residing in Roskilde, please notice that the International Helpdesk in Roskilde also offers assistance with registration upon arrival in Denmark. 

See an overview of where to register according to your municipality on the International Citizen Service page

Programme and venue practicalities

07:45      Welcome and submission of requested documents to public authorities

08:00      Orientation by Work in Denmark and AU International Academic Staff Services  

09:00 -?   Registration at the public authorities*. Individual questions.

* Registration usually takes 1-4 hours depending on the waiting time at the ICS.    

Getting Started is free of charge and complimentary coffee, tea and water will be served. The participants are, if necessary, kindly requested to bring additional refreshments, fruit or food for their own consumption.

Venue and transportation

The event takes place at the International Citizen Service (ICS) located at the city stream ("åen") 


International Citizen Service (ICS)
Åboulevarden 31, 1.
8000 Aarhus C 

Families with children

Please read the information about Accompanying partner and children

What to bring to the Registration at ICS

There is a number of documents you must bring in order to successfully register with the public authorities. The required forms, documents and certificates depend on your nationality.

See what you have to bring to get registered:

Since all the required documents, forms and certificates are necessary to get registerd, please be carefull to consider which documents you have to bring and prepare them and complete the required forms before attending the Getting Started-event.

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