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 (you will get an EU registraion certificate)
  2. Register as a resident in Denmark in the national register through the local authorities (you will receive your CPR number)

1. EU registration

The application for the EU certificate 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), which is one of the following:
    • Your employment contract with a signature (both the original and a copy) or
    • An employer’s declaration filled by ISM

Please visit the State Administration (Statsforvaltningen) at their offices on Ellebjergvej 52, 2450 Copenhagen SV. It is not possible to book an appointment, so you show up during their opening hours. When you have filed the application, the EU registration certificate will be sent by post within a few weeks.

2. Registration for the CPR number 

The following procedure applies to citizens living in the Municipality of Copenhagen and certain other municipalities. If you live in a municipality, which does not appear on the list, you must visit your local Citizen Service to apply for your CPR number. 

You can fill in the online form and apply for the CPR number no earlier than one month before your rental contract begins.

  • Fill the online application form
  • Wait until you receive a confirmation by email
  • Once you have received the confirmation e-mail, please visit International Citizen Service at the International House (Gyldenløvesgade 11, ground floor) to pick up the CPR document (you do not book a time, but simply show up during opening hours), bringing the following documentation:
  • Passport or ID-card
  • The EU registration certificate (from the State Administration)*
  • Documentation for your residence (rental contract/lease, housing confirmation - see other options here)

 *Please note that you may apply for the CPR number online once you have applied for the EU registration certificate, but you must bring the actual EU registration certificate when you pick up the CPR number

You will receive your preliminary health insurance document and CPR number immediately. 

Please inform the HR Center about your CPR number in order to get paid. You can contact the person who issued your contract.

The CPR number is used in the national health system, for taxation,  and many other purposes. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact International Staff Mobility. You can visit us on the 6th floor in the International House.