Step 3: NemID
What is NemID?
NemID is Denmark's common secure logon solution when using e.g. online public self service, online banking, or for verification of your identity on a range of private and public company websites etc.
NemID allows you to log on using the same logon solution whether you are checking your digital post from public authorities, checking your accounts, your insurances or your tax information etc.
Besides using NemID as a secure logon, NemID also works as your signature online. It is just as valid as the one you put on paper.
Your NemID also allows you to logon from different devices.
With NemID you log on via your CPR-number, a personal password, and a code card with printed codes.
When you have used all of the codes, you will automatically receive a new code card by mail.
How to obtain NemID?
Your NemID is issued by Citizen Service, and can be issued when you register for a CPR-number or later.
Getting a NemID that is ready to use (your NemID is activated and you are issued with the code card) requires that you:
- bring an attesting witness who is at least 18 years old, have a CPR number and must present valid photo identification, and sign a solemn declaration under penalty of law.
- bring valid photo ID, e.g. your passport or your residence permit with photo issued in Denmark.
If you are not able to bring an attesting witness, your NemID will be set up for you at Citizens' Services. Then, after 3-11 days, you will receive two letters, one with your code card and one with an activation password which you must use in order to activate your NemID.
You can also obtain NemID at your bank. Let them know, that you also wish to use NemID for public online solutions, otherwise it will only work for checking your netbank and you will not be able to logon to see important digital mail from public authorities.