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How do I get an EU registration certificate?

Citizens of EU, EEA countries and Switzerland have to apply for an EU registration certificate if they stay for more than 3 months.

You can stay in Denmark for up to 3 months without a registration certificate. If you expect that your stay in Denmark will last more than 3 months, you need to apply for an EU residence document before the three months have expired.

If you are a jobseeker you can stay for up to 6 months, calculated from your day of entry, before you have to register.

An EU residence document is your proof that as an EU citizen - or as family member of an EU citizen - you have a right to reside in Denmark.

You can get a registration certificate if you are a:

  • worker
  • self-employed person
  • student
  • have sufficient resources
  • family member

Read more about who can get a registration certificate 

You can apply for your registration certificate at International Citizen Service or at the State Administration main office

International Citizen Service
Gyldenløvesgade 11,
1600 Copenhagen V
Phone: +45 33 66 66 06 (Telephone is closed Aug 29 & 30)
Web: icitizen.dk

Opening hours
Monday-Wednesday: 10:00 -15:00
Thursday: 11:00 -15:00
Friday: 10:00 - 14:00

The State Administration

The State Administration is present at International House Copenhagen on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Please book an appointment and bring all relevant documents. During the two days, the State Administration is able to issue 45 EU registration certificates.

Do you need an EU registration certificate and a CPR number? Please fill in your online application for a CPR number at www.ihcph.dk, as soon as you schedule an appointment at the State Administration at ICS. If both applications are approved, you will get your EU registration certificate and CPR number right away when you visit ICS at International House Copenhagen.

If you have any questions, please call the EU phone: +45 72 56 70 36  (Closed September 7)

You are also welcome to visit their main office:

The State Administration (Statsforvaltningen)
Ellebjergvej 52
2450 Copenhagen SV
Web: www.statsforvaltningen.dk

Processing time 

Opening hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 8.00 - 14.00,
Thursday: 12.00 - 16.00, the office is closed September 7
Friday: 8.00 - 14.00

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