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Registering your change of address

When you move from one address in Denmark to another within Copenhagen, you need to report your address change or risk a fine. 

When you change your address, you must inform the municipality to which you move. It is free of charge to register the change of address. You can do it online using your NemID.  

Registration deadline 

You must register your change of address no later than 5 days after you have moved OR register your change in address as early as 4 weeks (28 days) before you move. You can receive a fine of DKK 1000 if you miss the registration deadline.  

You have the option to change to a new doctor 

When you register your change of address online, you have the option of choosing a new doctor or keeping your previous doctor. You can choose a new doctor within a radius of 5 km from your new home, free of charge. Choose your doctor from a list of general practitioners (GP) in the Copenhagen area. However, be aware that at the moment not many doctors are open to taking on new patients.

Receive your new yellow Health Card  

When you change your address, you will receive a new yellow Health Card free of charge. To ensure that you receive the card, display your name on the mailbox as soon as you move in.  

You should receive the card within 2-4 weeks. If you don't receive it, contact a Citizen Service Centre within 60 days after you have registered the change of address so that you don’t have to pay for a new card.

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