CPR number

Everyone who lives in Denmark is required to have a civil registration number called a CPR number.

All residents in Denmark need to have a CPR number. You need it to open a bank account, access your health insurance, borrow books from the library, pay tax, receive a salary and so on.

You must meet these requirements to get a CPR-number

Important information about your address

  • It must be a valid address, meaning that you have the right to register your address in the CPR system
  • You are not able to register for your CPR until you actually live at your residence

Facts about the CPR number

  • The CPR number consists of ten digits. The first six digits are your date of birth (day, month and year) while the last four digits provide a unique identification number for all citizens in Denmark. The final four numbers also indicate your gender, ending in even numbers for women and odd numbers for men. 
  • You can only obtain a CPR number after you arrive in Denmark
  • You will receive a yellow health card (sundhedskort) in 4 weeks after you are registered in the Civil Registration System (CPR)
  • You can apply for a NemID in connection to your CPR registration.

Executive Order on the Civil Registration System Act


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