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What to bring when registering?

Various documents are required to get registered with the public authorities in Denmark. It depends on your nationality which documents and certificates you need to bring.

Please fill out your documents in advance

Below, you will find important information regarding which documents to bring for registration. In order to ensure a smooth registration process, please have all documents and forms filled out beforehand.

Certificates and documents must be in English, German or Scandinavian languages

Please notice that only certificates and documents in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted. Certificates and documents in other languages must be translated into a confirmed translation into English/German/Scandinavian languages by an authorised entity. Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.


Nordic citizens what to bring to register

Nordic citizens who stay in Denmark for more than six months need to register with the Danish National Register. 

Documents for CPR-number

You must submit the application for a CPR number online

Please bring the receipt you get from your registration online and the original documents mentioned below in hard copy. 

  • Original passport/ID card or other proof of your Nordic personal registration number
  • Proof of your current address in Denmark (e.g. rental contract, letter from landlord) 
    You need to document that you have housing from the day you register and minimum one month ahead.
  • Marriage certificate (if you are married) 
    Please remember to bring your marriage certificate, even if your partner is not accompanying you. Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that marriage certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.
  • If applicable: divorce certificate/death certificate (widow(er)) 
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified. 
  • If applicable, documentation for changes of name 
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified. 

Documents for TAX / SKAT

If you are going to be on the researcher’s tax scheme, you do not need to register with the tax authorities or bring any documents for tax. However, we still recommend you to bring your work contract, which you need in order to open a bank account. 

If you are not going to be on the researcher's tax scheme, you need to bring: 

  • Work contract + a copy
  • Tax form 04.063 to apply for a tax card if you will receive salary/payments from Denmark. 
    • Fill out the online form if you are employed in Denmark. Bring confirmation of  the submitted online form
    • Fill out the paper form if you are not employed but on a scholarship or receive different means of funding

If you are accompanied by children (under 18 years):

  • Original birth certificate(s) + a copy 
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that birth certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.
  • If applicable, any documents concerning legal custody for accompanying children + 2 copies 
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified. 
  • If applicable, please also bring personal ID for accompanying children (2 copies) 

If you are accompanied by spouse/partner

Accompanying partners who are Nordic citizens need to bring the same documentation as the main applicant (see above).

If your accompanying partner is an EU/EEA or Non-EU/EEA citizen, they need to register for a CPR number, tax card and EU residence certificate (EU/EEA citizens only).  

Please note: All accmompanying family members including children must register in person.

EU/EEA-citizens what to bring to register

EU/EEA citizens can reside freely in Denmark for up to three months without registering with the public authorities. If you seek employment, you can stay for up to six months.

If you expect to stay for longer than the three or six-month limit, you must apply in person to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) for a EU residence document (registration certificate). 

Documents for EU residence document

You must book an appointment in advance when applying for an EU residence document 
If you have registered for Getting Started in Denmark, you do not need to book an appointment, we have done this for you. 

Please bring the receipt you get from your registration online and the original documents mentioned below in hard copy.    

  • Application for EU residence document - Form OD1. Each family member must fill in form OD1 – incl. accompanying children.
  • Work contract or Declaration by the Employer (Appendix A in form OD1). Please note that the contract/invitation letter or Declaration by the Employer cannot be more than 30 days old = it must be signed and dated maximum 30 days before the event.
  • Sufficient funding (if not employed in Denmark): you need to enclose documentation of sufficient funds, e.g. transcript from your bank account, employment contract from home, scholarship or other means. The transcript must indicate the amount, the currency, your name and must not be older than 2 weeks when you apply. The documentation must be in English, German or a Scandinavian language
  • Original passport/ID card with photo + two copies
  • One passport size photo

Documents for CPR-number

You must submit the application for a CPR number online 

Please bring the receipt you get from your registration online and the original documents mentioned below in hard copy.  

  • Original passport/ID card
  • Proof of your current address in Denmark (e.g. rental contract, letter from landlord)  
    You need to document that you have housing from the day you register and minimum one month ahead.
  • Marriage certificate (if you are married)  
    Please remember to bring your marriage certificate, even if your partner is not accompanying you. Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that marriage certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.
  • If applicable: divorce certificate/death certificate (widow(er))  
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.
  • If applicable, documentation for changes of name  
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified. 

Documents for TAX / SKAT

If you are going to be on the researcher’s tax scheme, you do not need to register with the tax authorities or bring any documents for tax. However, we still recommend you to bring your work contract, which you need in order to open a bank account. 

If you are not going to be on the researcher's tax scheme, you need to bring:  

  • Work contract + a copy
  • Tax form 04.063 to apply for a tax card if you will receive salary/payments from Denmark.   
    • Fill out the online form if you are employed in Denmark. Bring confirmation of submitted online form
    • Fill out the paper form if you are not employed but on a scholarship or receive different means of funding

If you are accompanied by spouse/partner or children (under 18 years)

Read important information about what to bring if you are accompanied by spouse/partner or children

Non-EU/EEA-citizens what to bring to register

Non EU/EEA citizens need a residence and work permit to reside and work in Denmark. Once you have a residence and work permit, you can register for your CPR number, health insurance card and tax card.  

Documents for CPR-number

You must submit the application for a CPR number online

Please bring the receipt you get from your registration online and the original documents mentioned below in hard copy.  

  • Work- and residence permit from the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration 
  • Original passport/ID card 
  • Proof of your current address in Denmark (e.g. rental contract, letter from landlord)  
    You need to document that you have housing from the day you register and minimum one month ahead.
  • Marriage certificate (if you are married)    
    Please remember to bring your marriage certificate, even if your partner is not accompanying you. Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that marriage certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.
  • If applicable: divorce certificate/death certificate (widow(er))  
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified. 
  • If applicable, documentation for changes of name  
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified. 

Documents for TAX/SKAT

If you are going to be on the researcher’s tax scheme, you do not need to register with the tax authorities or bring any documents for tax. However, we still recommend you to bring your work contract, which you need in order to open a bank account. 

If you are not going to be on the researcher's tax scheme, you need to bring: 

  • Work contract + a copy   
  • Tax form 04.063 to apply for a tax card if you will receive salary/payments from Denmark.   
    • Fill out the online form if you are employed in Denmark. Bring confirmation of submitted online form
    • Fill out the paper form if you are not employed but on a scholarship or receive different means of funding

If you are accompanied by children (under 18 years):

  • Original birth certificate(s) + a copy 
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that birth certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified
  • If applicable: any documents concerning legal custody for accompanying children + 2 copies 
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified. 
  • If applicable: please also bring personal ID for accompanying children + 2 copies 
    Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified. 

If you are accompanied by spouse/partner

Accompanying partners who are non-EU/EEA citizens need to bring the same documentation as the main applicant (see above).

If your accompanying partner is a Nordic or EU/EEA citizen, they need to register for a CPR number, tax card and EU residence certificate (EU/EEA citizens only). Read more under Nordic citizens / What to bring and EU/EEA citizens / What to bring 

Notice: All accompanying family members including children must register in person.


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