Step 1 - CPR-number, health insurance card and choice of family doctor
The CPR-number gives you the right to use the Danish health care system.
When you register online, please have the following documents ready for upload:
• Proof of your social security number from your home country
• Proof of your address in Denmark e.g. a rental contract
• Marriage certificate, if you are married - even if your partner is not accompanying you
• Children's birth certificates, for any accompanying children under 18
• Divorce certificate, if you are divorced
• Death certificate, if you are a widow(er)
• Documents on legal custody, if you are not married to your child's other parent
Your documents must be in Danish, English or German.
For your subsequent appointment at Citizens’ Services, please bring the receipt you get from your online registration and the original documents mentioned above.
About 14 days after your entry has been registered by Citizens' Services, you will receive a yellow health insurance card by post which carries your Danish CPR-number (social security number). You are advised to always carry your yellow health insurance card with you as you will need to use it when contacting your doctor, hospitals and dentists.
Has your entry in Denmark been registered with Citizens' Services before?
Then you already have a CPR.number, and you should therefore not register online.
However, you still need to book an appointment at Citizens' Services, in order to register your entry. You can register if your stay is longer than three months and must register if it exceeds six months.
Please bring the documents mentioned above.
- Your original passport / ID card + a copy
- Proof of your address in Denmark (e.g. rental contract, letter from landlord) + a copy
- Documentation of your Nordic social security number
- Your original marriage certificate + a copy. You need to bring your marriage certificate even if your partner is not accompanying you.
- Divorce certificate / death certificate (widow(er)).
- Original birth certificate(s) + copy (for accompanying children under 18 years)
Health insurance card
In conjunction with being registered with the national registration office you also need to choose a GP/family doctor.