Identity card

You can use an identity card as an identity document if you do not have a passport or a driving licence.

An identity card states your civil registration number (CPR number), your nationality and contains a photo of you. You can use it in everyday situations to prove your identity. However, there are exceptions:

  • You cannot use it when you visit a doctor. Instead, you must bring your yellow health card
  • It is generally not used as a travel identification document. Instead, use your passport.

An identity card is valid for 10 years.


  • You need to be at least 15 years old
  • ​You are a resident in Denmark.

Book an appointment

To order an identity card, you need to book an appointment with a Citizen Service Centre.

Book an online appointment with a Citizen Service Centre to order your identity card (in Danish)

What to bring with you to the Citizen Service Centre:

  • Your baptism, birth or name certificate, yellow health card OR your passport
  • Card/cash for payment. The card costs DKK 150 (2020) inclusive of a photo of you which will be taken at the Citizen Service Centre.