To get your CPR number, you need to register with an address in Denmark. To be eligible to register, you need to prove that you will stay in Denmark for more than 90 days and that you have a fixed place of residence for minimum 1 month from the day of registration.
Stays of a minimum of 1 month normally fulfil the conditions of a fixed place of residence but stays of less than 1 month do not.
You need to live at the address you register with. Thus, you cannot register before you have moved to your fixed place of residence.
It is possible to register as address rental apartments, guest houses, private rooms but also camping lots, hotels and hostels. The important thing is that you will be sleeping there regularly, you must have your belongings at the address and prove that you will stay there for a minimum of 1 month.
You should also make sure that you can have your mail forwarded to the address. Your name must be on the mailbox for you to receive mail on the address, otherwise the postal service cannot deliver your mail.
The rules for address registration vary from municipality to municipality, so always consult your local municipality for detailed information. You can select your municipality on lifeindenmark.dk
If you are bringing family with you, the same rules for registration with the public authorities applies as for the main applicant.
You can come based on the following conditions of residence:
Another person supports you financially (Please include documentation from the person supporting you financially such as a declaration about financial support, employment contract/employer's declaration and pay slips, bank statement or other documentation)
Read more about who can get an EU residence document on the New to Denmark website
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You are a cross-border commuter (also known as a frontier worker) if you live in another EU/EEA country and work in Denmark.
Most cross-border commuters in Denmark are from Sweden, Germany and Poland.
Cross-border commuters do not need to apply for an EU Registration Document in Denmark, but non-EU/EEA citizens will need a valid work permit.
Being a cross-border commuter has an influence on your tax, social security and rights to drive in Denmark. Therefore, we advise you to investigate carefully whether you qualify to be a cross-border commuter and whether you wish to register as such.
You can read more about cross-border commuters and find links to websites for cross-border commuters from Sweden and Germany on the Lifeindenmark website
You do not need to register with the National Registry. You will not be covered by Danish health insurance and must sign private health insurance.
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