MitID – Denmark’s national eID

MitID is every resident’s personal key to digital services in Denmark

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The Danish national eID, MitID, is every resident’s personal key to digital services in Denmark, including self-service solutions provided by the public sector.

In Denmark, your contact with the public authorities and many private companies starts on the internet. In a large number of areas, you are obliged to use digital self-service.

In order to access digital self-services, you need NemID/MitID which is your personal digital ID for login and digital signature. It allows for citizens to access their public services 24 hours a day.

In the public sector this applies, for example, when you:

  • change your address
  • apply for childcare
  • see your tax
  • choose a doctor
  • read your Digital Post
  • leave Denmark

Denmark is in the middle of a transition from NemID to MitID, so you may need both. Also, much of the communication with the private sector is done via NemID/MitID. For example, you need NemID/MitID to access your online bank.

You can apply for NemID/MitID by contacting your local municipality’s Citizen Service.

The staff will help you decide what is best for you to start out with.

If you do not have NemID/MitID and, for instance, have received a summons from your hospital that you need to read immediately, you should contact your local municipality’s Citizen Service and apply for NemID/MitID.

It is important that you bring valid identification in order to receive NemID/MitID.

Last updated: 01 August 2022