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How do I get an EU registration certificate?
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:
- self-employed person
- have sufficient resources
- family member
You can apply for your registration certificate at International Citizen Service or at the State Administration main office
International Citizen Service
1600 Copenhagen V
Phone: +45 33 66 66 06
Monday-Wednesday: 10:00 -15:00
Thursday: 11:00 -15:00
Friday: 10:00 - 14:00
The State Administration issues a limited number of registration certificates on the spot at the International Citizen Service 2 days a week, they issue 17 EU registration certificates on Wednesdays and 13 on Thursdays.
Closed Thursday June 1
If you have any questions, please call the EU phone: +45 72 56 70 36
If you would prefer an appointment right away, you can visit the main office:
The State Administration (Statsforvaltningen)
2450 Copenhagen SV
Monday - Wednesday: 8.00 - 14.00,
Thursday: 12.00 - 16.00,
Friday: 8.00 - 14.00
Closed Thursday June 1 & Monday June 19
Remember to bring:
- Your passport or national ID-card (and a colour copy of the passport/ID-card).
- A completed OD1 application form (for each applicant, including children)
- One passport picture (two if you are not an EU-citizen)
Documentation for the basis on which you are applying for registration:
- Employer’s declaration (Appendix A in the application form)
- or Employment contract.
- The document must be dated and signed not more than 30 days before the application is submitted.
- Budget covering the first year of operation drawn up by a registered public accountant or a state-authorized public accountant
- if you already have a CVR-number: proof of registration at the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency
- lease agreement that states where the activity is based (if applicable).
- Acceptance letter from an educational institution that is approved by the Danish Ministry of Education.
- Documentation for sufficient resources to finance your stay: e.g. bank statement from an account in your name, or a declaration from your employer outside Denmark,
- Or other documents proving that you can provide for yourself while living in Denmark.
- If another person is willing to assume responsibility for your subsistence, that person will be asked to provide the same documentation and to fill out a declaration regarding support.
Family member of an EU-citizen living in Denmark:
- Documentation of a familial relationship with the EU-citizen:
- Marriage certificate and/or birth certificate. If the spouse is not from an EU country, please check if a legalization (Apostille) of the marriage certificate is necessary, convention
- If you are a cohabiting couple:
Documentation that you have been living together for a minimum of 1½-2 years (lease, rent receipt, owner contract etc.)
- Documentation for your spouse’s or parent’s basis of stay.