Health insurance and CPR number
Everyone residing in Denmark needs to register at the municipal civil registration office. A couple of weeks after you have registered you will receive a CPR number and a social security card, and have the right to health insurance services as well as hospital assistance.
The yellow health insurance certificate shows your name, address, CPR number and the name of your assigned doctor, and it documents that you are covered by the public health insurance.
If you need to see a doctor you must make an appointment in advance and always bring the yellow health insurance certificate.
Please note that residents from countries outside the EU are not entitled to public health insurance until 6 weeks after arrival.
In case of emergency you should call 112 to contact the police, ambulance or fire brigade.
You can read more about insurances at www.studyindenmark.dk
How to obtain a CPR number
Your CPR number is essential to living and working here, because all public authorities and many businesses rely on the CPR system.
Guide on what to bring for obtaining a CPR number:
A. An entry form which filled out with information on:
- The right address,date and place of birth, name, sex and citizenship
- The expected duration of the stay
- Marital status (if married, please bring marriage certificate)
- Personal signature
B. Nordic CPR number if entry from a Nordic country
C. Valid certificate of registration or residence permit
D. Copy of certificate of registration or residence permit
E. Valid passport
F. Copy of passport (picture side)
Facts about the CPR number
CPR stands for Central Person Registry
Is a ten digit number that consists of your date of birth and an individually assigned number
You must have a valid address in Denmark in order to get a CPR number.
If you move within Denmark you need to inform your local Citizen Service Centre.
Where to go
To get registered in Copenhagen and get your cpr number you can go to:
CPH International Service (Københavns Borgerservice)
City Centre, Jarmers Plads 7, 1551 København V
Tel: +45 33 66 33 66 +45 33 66 33 66
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10.00-18.00