With an electronic ID from an EU/EAA country (called an eID) you gain access to many Danish public self-services.
You can already access some self-services without further action – for instance apply to enrol in Danish higher education.
Non-Danish eID and civil registration number (CPR number)
Some Danish self-services can only be accessed if you have a Danish civil registration number (CPR number), for instance after working or living in Denmark. This requires you to connect your non-Danish eID to your Danish CPR number.
Soon for example, an Italian citizen will be able to claim their holiday allowance from working in Denmark without sending letters back and forth to Denmark. Their Italian national eID will be valid which means that they can do the paperwork online.
How to get started
The first time you log in to a Danish self-service, which requires a CPR number, you will be asked to connect your CPR number to your non-Danish eID. You will be redirected to an application form, where you need to provide your CPR number. The connection is established automatically when possible. If the connection cannot be made automatically, you can apply for a connection manually.
Access the application here:
Click 'start' and follow the instructions on the page, after you have been redirected. Fill out the form and request to connect your non-Danish eID to your Danish CPR number. If your request cannot be processed automatically, you will be forwarded to a manual form. Your manual application will be processed approximately within 3 to 11 business days.
When connected, you will be able to access CPR-required Danish public self-services using your non-Danish eID.
What is a CPR number?
Current and former residents and taxpayers of Denmark have been given a civil registration number, which is called the CPR number. The CPR number is essential in relation to any contact with the Danish public authorities.