EU/EEA/Swiss citizens – University of Copenhagen

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

As an EU/EEA citizen, you have the right to reside and work in Denmark under the EU regulations on free movement. In order to register as a resident in Denmark, you need to complete two steps:

1)     Register as an EU/EEA citizen with the State Administration

2)     Register as a resident in the National Register through the local authorities (CPR)

Both applications needs to be done in person.

If you have accompanying family members, please contact ISM before applying.

To apply for your EU registration certificate you need to bring:

  • A filled and signed OD1 form
  • Two passport photos (see requirements)
  • Your European passport and one colour copy of the page of your passport with the picture on it
  • Proof of your employment (must not be older than one month) – one of the following:
    • Your employment contract (both the original and a copy) or
    • An employer’s declaration filled by the UCPH

Please visit the State Administration (Statsforvaltningen) in their offices on Ellebjergvej 52, 2450 Copenhagen SV. It is not possible to book a time slot. The EU registration certificate will be sent by post within a few weeks.

To register in the National Register (CPR) you need to bring:

  • The EU registration certificate (from the State Administration)
  • A rental contract for a minimum of one month
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Employment contract
  • A filled and signed entry form (also available on site)

Please visit the International House (ground floor), Gyldenløvesgade 11, 1600 Copenhagen V to register with the Municipality of Copenhagen (the service is also available if you live in certain other municipalities). It is not possible to book a time slot. You will get your preliminary health insurance document and CPR number on the spot. The number is used in the national health system, for taxation and many other purposes.

You can also visit ISM on the 6th floor of the International House.