Registration - CPR number
Your CPR number is your personal identification number and is key to accessing a number of services in Denmark.
When you have received your residence and/or work permit, or EU registration certificate, you will need to make an appointment at Borgerservice or International Citizen Service for your civil registration number (CPR).
In Danish, the CPR number is CPR-nummer or personnummer. CPR stands for Det Centrale Person Register, which is the Danish Civil Registration System. The register contains current information about a person, including their CPR number, name, all addresses they have lived at, civil status and citizenships. Be mindful of whom you give you CPR-number to. In general, it should only be given to official authorities or anyone with a specific purpose, e.g. someone you enter a contract with such as landlords and banks.
It is important to get a CPR number as soon as possible, as it is used by the entire public administration in Denmark as well as private companies, including all of the leading banks and insurers.
In order to get a CPR number you must meet the following criteria:
- 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). Read how to get an EU Residence Document.
- You hold a residence permit, if you are a non-EU citizen. Read about residence permits.
- You have a permanent address in Denmark
Please bring these documents with you:
- Your Danish residence and work permit (non-EU/EEA citizens), or certificate of registration (for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens). Nordic citizens must bring proof of their Nordic personal identification number, e.g. your passport
- Some form of photo ID, e.g. your passport
- If you are married, your marriage certificate or a certified copy of it
- If you have children, your child/children’s birth certificate(s)
- If you are divorced, your divorce certificate
- If you are a widow/widower, the death certificate of your husband/wife
- Proof of your address in Denmark, e.g. a rental contract
Please note that if your documents are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English or German, you must bring a certified translation of them.
International Citizen Service
Wed: 8:30 - 12:30
Thurs: 12:00 - 16:00
Borgerservice (citizen service)
Østre Stationsvej 15
5000 Odense C
Tel: +45 78 76 48 28