Nordic citizens

The below guide takes you through the steps you need to take, when you move to Denmark as a Nordic citizen. Check the green box for a list of the documents you need for the process.

1. Accommodation

  • You need a Danish address prior to acquiring your CPR no. at the citizen service centre
  • Check out our accomodation guide here

2. Civil registration (CPR) & Healthcare card

  • Report at Citizen Service Centre, Torvegade 74 in Esbjerg for Civil registration and CPR (let the Citizen Service Centre know if you need your CPR no. ASAP.)
  • Please book a time-slot in advance here: Booking 
  • You will receive a healthcare card within 14 days after registration. 

3. NemID (digital signature)

  • Ask for NemID at the Citizen Service Centre, at ICS in Odense or at your bank. (Make sure you only get one NemID)
  • Find more information on NemID here

4. Tax card

  • To get a tax card you can call foreign Tax at +4572222892
  • Find more information on taxes in Denmark here

5. eBoks & Digital Post

  • Sign up at, choose Ny bruger / New User
  • Make sure to click yes to activate and synchronize with Digital Post
  • When registered you can use eBoks in English and/or as an app
  • If you do not wish to receive post digitally, you can apply for exemption at the Citizen Service
  • For further information read more about eBoks or Digital Post

6. Bank account

  • Contact the bank where you wish to open an account
  • Remember to ask for a “NEM konto” (designated bank account) and “Dankort” (credit card)

Needed documents

- Passport

- Birth certificate (children)

- Marriage certificate (if married)

- Civil registration no. (from home country)