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Danish Social Security Number

When you arrive in Denmark you must apply for your Danish social security number (CPR number). All students regardless of their nationality must apply for a CPR number. Nordic citizens, however, only have to apply if staying in Denmark for more than six months.

The CPR number is widely used in Denmark when dealing with public authorities, health authorities, libraries, banks etc. The CPR number is issued by the Citizen Service (Borgerservice). The card with your CPR number is also referred to as your health insurance card or ’yellow card’ and contain your CPR number, your name, living address and your doctor's contact number and address.

Please note: If you are staying in Denmark for less than three months you cannot obtain a CPR number. 

You might already have a socalled AU-CPR number, this is NOT a real/valid CPR number, and will be changed when you have received your personal CPR number.     

Find your category below to see exactly what applies to you.

Non-EU citizens

Gather the following documents which you will need when you apply for your Danish CPR number

  • ORIGINAL (VALID) PASSPORT
  • 1 COPY OF PASSPORT (photo page)
  • 1 COPY OF RESIDENCE PERMIT LETTER
  • 1 COPY OF DANISH HOUSING CONTRACT / HOUSING OFFER WITH DANISH ADDRESS AND YOUR NAME
  • IF YOU MOVE TO DENMARK FROM ANOTHER NORDIC COUNTRY: DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR NORDIC SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
  • IF YOU ARE MARRIED OR DIVORCED: ORIGINAL AND COPY OF YOUR MARRIAGE/DIVORCE CERTIFICATE INCLUDING AN AUTHORISED TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH OR DANISH - PLEASE CONTACT THE CITIZEN SERVICE AT DOKK1 FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

EU/EEA/Swiss

Gather the following documents, which you will need when you apply for your Danish CPR number

ORIGINAL (VALID) PASSPORT / NATIONAL ID CARD

  • 1 COPY OF PASSPORT (photo page) / NATIONAL ID CARD (front and back)
  • 1 COPY OF THE BLUE EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD (front and back) / OR OTHER PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
  • 1 COPY OF DANISH HOUSING CONTRACT / HOUSING OFFER WITH DANISH ADDRESS AND YOUR NAME
  • IF YOU MOVE TO DENMARK FROM ANOTHER NORDIC COUNTRY: DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR NORDIC SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
  • IF YOU ARE MARRIED OR DIVORCED: ORIGINAL AND COPY OF YOUR MARRIAGE/DIVORCE CERTIFICATE INCLUDING AN AUTHORISED TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH OR DANISH - PLEASE CONTACT THE CITIZEN SERVICE AT DOKK1 FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

Nordic

Gather the following documents, which you will need when you apply for your Danish CPR number:

ORIGINAL (VALID) PASSPORT / NATIONAL ID CARD 1 COPY OF PASSPORT (photo page) / NATIONAL ID CARD (front and back)

1 COPY OF THE BLUE EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD (front and back)/ OR OTHER PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE

1 COPY OF DANISH HOUSING CONTRACT / HOUSING OFFER WITH DANISH ADDRESS AND YOUR NAME

DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR NORDIC SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

IF YOU ARE MARRIED OR DIVORCED: ORIGINAL AND COPY OF YOUR MARRIAGE/DIVORCE CERTIFICATE INCLUDING AN AUTHORISED TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH OR DANISH - PLEASE CONTACT THE CITIZEN SERVICE AT DOKK1 FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

You will be given the opportunity to apply for your CPR number during your AU Intro Days. This is not only a convenient opportunity for you since you don't have to apply on your own, but it also allows for a speedier processing since we have arranged special appointments just for you.

You will receive further instructions via e-mail  2 weeks before semester start on how to apply and book appointments.