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Registration in Denmark

Depending on whether you are a Nordic citizen, an EU/EEA citizen or a non-EU/EEA citizen, there are different registration procedures upon your arrival in Denmark. However, the common requirement for all citizens is the need to register for a Danish social security number (CPR-number).

CPR-Number

The CPR-number is your personal social security number which gives you the right to medical treatment free of charge while living in Denmark.

The CPR-number is needed for a number of things where you need to identify yourself, e.g. creating a bank account, registering a user account at the Public Libraries and in general in all contact with Public Administration.

Once you have your CPR-number you must make sure to go to the Student Affairs and Programmes Front Desk at the IT-University so they can register your CPR-number. Read more below about the different registration procedures.

Registration requirements for Nordic citizens

Scandinavian Citizens do not have to register for an EU Residence Permit to stay in Denmark. But if you study in Denmark for more than 3 months, you can apply for a Danish CPR number.

You can apply for a CPR-number when there is one month or less until you reside in Denmark.

Find the online application portal here.

Please note that you need to show up in person at International House once your application has been processed. You can read more in this invitation from International House.

Registration requirements for EU/EEA citizens outside the Nordic countries

All students with a EU citizenship living in Denmark for more than 3 months need to have an EU Residence Permit. You have to register for both an EU Residence Permit and a CPR-number.

You can apply for a CPR-number when there is one month or less until you reside in Denmark. You can apply before you have a EU residence permit, however, the permit is needed when you go to International House to pick up your CPR number.

Find the online application portal here. Please note that you need to show up in person at Internationale House once your application has been processed. You can read more in this invitation from International House.

The process of registering for an EU residence permit is as follows:

  1. The very first thing you have to do upon your arrival to Denmark is to get a stamped and signed proof of enrolment from the IT-University. You have to go to the Student Affairs and Programmes Front Desk to get such a document. You need this proof of enrolment in the further process of applying for an EU Residence Permit. 

  2. Secondly, you must apply for your EU Residence Permit. You do so by going to The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI)
    • Where: Carl Jacobsens Vej 39, 2500 Valby
    • When: SIRI has special opening hours for international students - fulldegree as well as exchange students.

It is a good idea to get your paperwork done at SIRI as quickly as possible. Please look at this checklist to make sure you are well prepared, and remember to bring all relevant documents in print.

Erklæring om studieaktivitet (declaration about study activity)
The EU Residence application scheme (OD1)

Registration Requirements for non-EU/EEA citizens

You are required to have obtained a visa prior to your arrival in Denmark.

The second step is to apply for a CPR-Number. The CPR-number is a requirement. It is an online application process and you can fill in the application when there is one month or less until you reside in Denmark.

Please note that you need a residence permit and a housing confirmation before you apply for a CPR-number online. 

Find the online application portal here. Please note that you need to show up in person at International House once your application has been processed. You can read more in this invitation from International House.


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