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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 the State Administration main office or by appointment at the International Citizen Service

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 62 EU registration certificates.

If you have any questions, please call the EU phone: +45 72 56 70 36

You are also welcome to visit their main office:

The State Administration (Statsforvaltningen)
Ellebjergvej 52
2450 Copenhagen SV

Processing time 

Opening hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 8.00 - 14.00,
Thursday: 12.00 - 16.00,
Friday: 8.00 - 14.00

International Citizen Service
Gyldenløvesgade 11,
1600 Copenhagen V
Phone: +45 33 66 66 06

Opening hours Closed from Dec 24 to Jan 1, 2019 (both days included)
Monday-Wednesday: 10:00 -15:00
Thursday: 11:00 -15:00
Friday: 10:00 - 14:00