As an EU/EEA citizen, you can reside in Denmark under the EU regulations on free movement of persons and services. You may freely enter Denmark and remain in Denmark for up to three months without an EU residence document (Registration Certificate). The period is calculated from the day of entry.
Staying more than three months
If you know your stay in Denmark will last more than three months, you have to apply for an EU residence document before the expiration of the three months.
This EU residence document is called a registration certificate. The certificate will not be issued for a specific duration and will remain valid for as long as the conditions on which it was issued continue to apply.
Below, you can read about the application procedure. The University of Copenhagen will help you with the procedure, please contact us if you have any questions.
How to apply for a registration certificate
You must apply for your registration certificate with the State Administration (in Danish: Statsforvaltningen):
- Application for EU-residence document (PDF-form)
You must fill out the form and bring it personally to the State Administration office in Denmark. Before visiting the State Administration, please assure that your employment contract or employment offer is not more than one month old. If it is, please ask the personnel administrator at your department or ISM to fill in the appendix A of the application form.
Please read more about the application process and what you need to bring.
When you are granted a registration certificate, you will receive a confirmation letter and your EU Residence Certificate. When you have received your EU Registration Certificate, you can apply for your CPR number .