We strongly recommend you to either participate in the "Getting Started in Denmark"-event if you are residing in the greater Aarhus-area or to get your registrations done at the International Citizen Service (ICS). This will provide you with easy access to the public authorities and makes getting registered considerably easier compared to visiting the different authorities needed.
In Aarhus, Copenhagen, Odense and Aalborgh you can register at International Citizen Service.
Spouse/partner needs to register EITHER along with the main applicant (guest/employee of Aarhus University) OR bring the following documentation:
Please note: All accmompanying family members including children must register in person.
Once you arrive in Denmark, you need to apply for a residence certificate with the Regional State Administration. You may initiate the process 1-2 weeks before you start your work in Denmark. Processing your application generally takes one to two weeks unless you register during our "Getting Started in Denmark"-event or at the International Citizen Service. In such cases the application will be processed immediately.
For the address and opening hours of your Regional State Administration, see the State Administration website.
As EU/EEA/Swiss citizen you can be registered with Citizens’ Service if you stay in Denmark for more than three months. We strongly encourage you to do so.
However, you are only required to register if you are planning on staying in Denmark for longer than six months. If you choose not to register, we strongly encourage you to hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC or “Blue Card”) from your home country.
You can register at either the local Citizen Service (Borgerservice) in your municipality or the International Citizen Service.
In conjunction with being registered with the national register, you also need to choose a GP/family doctor, after which you are covered by Danish public health insurance.
Once you are registered in the national register, you are issued with a Danish civil registration number (CPR no.). About 14 days after you have been registered, you will receive a yellow health insurance card by post, which carries your Danish social security number.
Notice! In order to receive your yellow card it is important that your name is on your mailbox. If you don't recieve your certificat within due time it might be because your name isn't on your mailbox. Otherwise, call your local Citizens Service (Borgerservice).
Once you have received your Danish civil registration (CPR) number, you should register at your local tax authority (SKAT) or International Citizen Service. They will issue an electronic tax card, which AU needs in order to calculate your taxes.
If you do not have an electronic tax card, your employer must withhold 55 per cent of your salary. Your tax card will be sent directly to your employer.
If you are on the Researcher Taxation Scheme (paying a gross income tax of 26 %) you should not register with SKAT since AU will take care of that. Learn more about the Researcher Taxation Scheme.