CPR number

A CPR number (civil registration number) is your personal identification number that gives you access to important services while you study in Denmark. You need it to access your health insurance, borrow books, open a bank account, receive a salary and much more.

What is a CPR number?

  • A CPR number is a personal 10-digit identification number
  • Your CPR number will be issued on a yellow health card, which entitles you to healthcare in Denmark
  • Along with your CPR number, a general practitioner will be assigned to you
  • You need your CPR number when dealing with the authorities in Denmark.

Do you need a CPR number?

Danish legislation determines whether you have  to apply for a CPR number. Whether or not you need to apply a CPR number depends on your citizenship and how long you plan to stay  in Denmark. Complete the following guide to find out if you need to apply a CPR number.

Please note that when you apply for a CPR number in Denmark, your address will be registered as vacated in the Nordic country you come from. Make sure that you know your home country’s rules for relocating to another Nordic country before applying for a Danish CPR number.

You cannot apply for a CPR number

You are staying in Denmark for less than three months

You must apply for a CPR number

You are staying in Denmark for more than three months and are a citizen outside of EU/EEA/CH.

You do not need to apply for a CPR number

You do not need to apply for a CPR number as you are staying less than six months in Denmark and are a citizen of EU/EEA/CH. You can apply for a CPR number if you want it. See [this guide].

You must apply for a CPR number

You must apply for a CPR number as you are staying in Denmark for more than six months and you are citizen of the EU/EEA/CH.

You do not need to apply for a CPR number

You do not need to apply for a CPR number as you are staying in Denmark for less than six months and are a citizen of the EU/EEA/CH. You can apply for one if you want to.

You must apply for a CPR number

You must apply for a CPR number as you are staying in Denmark for more than six months and are a Nordic citizen. You will automatically be deregistered from the national civil registration system in your home county. You need to find out what that means for you before applying for a Danish CPR number. Contact the national civil registration authority in your home country. See [this guide] to learn more about how to you apply for a Danish CPR number.