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
- You are staying in Denmark for more than 3 months
- You have an EU residence document, if you are an EU citizen (Nordic citizens excepted)
- You have a residence permit, if you are a non-EU citizen
- You have a place to live. Read more about housing in Denmark.
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.
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