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Getting Started in Denmark

Getting Started in Denmark is an event organised by AU International Centre. 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 provides you with important on-arrival information and provides you 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

The deadline to sign up is Thursday before the event at 12 noon.
All participants including children must sign up individually for the event.

Sign up for coming events:


If you are bringing a spouse/partner

Please note that spouses and partners are also welcome to join, but they must sign up separately.

If you are bringing children

If you are bringing children please send us a separate e-mail stating how many children you are bringing, how old they are, whether you wish to have your child in a child seat in the taxi, whether you are bringing a buggy and whether you are bringing a nanny. We need to know this when we order the taxi to take you to the International Citizen Service.

If you are bringing your child/children with you to Denmark, the child/children must also appear in person when you register for your CPR number and submit your application for an EU residence certificate (EU citizens only).


Who can participate?

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.

Read more about the procedure when you are bringing children 

Accompanying spouse/partner - EU citizens

Accompanying spouses/partners, who are EU citizens, will not be able to do their registration at the event. They will, however, be able to initiate the application process and will then have to wait 2-4 weeks to get their CPR number. 

We recommend all including spouse/partners no matter nationality to participate in Getting Started in Denmark.

Geographical coverage

Getting Started in Denmark is focused on new AU employees and their accompanying family residing in the greater Aarhus area (see list of municipalities). If you are residing outside the greater Aarhus area, please notice that the International Helpdesks in Foulum and Roskilde also offer assistance with registration upon arrival in Denmark.

Programme and venue practicalities

08:15      Welcome and submission of requested documents to public authorities

09:15      Orientation by Work in Denmark

09:35      Orientation by AU International Academic Staff Services

10:05      Orientation by Lærdansk      

10:15-?   Registration at public authorities

               Individual questions

The registration procedure takes 20-45 minutes plus waiting time. The waiting time is dependent on the number of Getting Started-participants and the number of persons waiting to get registered at International Citizen Service.

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

We meet at the International Citizen Service (ICS) located at the city stream ("åen") 


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

You need to transport yourself to and from the ICS. The walking distance to the International Centre, Aarhus University is app. 1.5 kilometres and we provide you with a map as well as information on how to call for a taxi.

Families with children

Please read the information about Accompanying partner and children


See the invitation for autumn 2017

Power Point Presentation

See the presentation by AU International Academic Staff Services

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 depends 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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