As an EU citizen you may freely enter Denmark and remain in this country for up to three months without an EU residence document (registration certificate).
If you are a job seeker, you may reside in Denmark for up to six months without a registration certificate. The periods of three and six months are calculated from the date of entry.
If you expect that your stay in Denmark will last more than three months, you have to apply for an EU residence document (registration certificate) before the expiry of the three months. Job seekers are required to submit their application within six months after entry.
The State Administrations are five independent regional institutions that belong under the Ministry for Economic Affairs and the Interior. To look up their address, please use this link:
How to apply for an EU residence document
To apply for an EU residence document (registration certificate) use the link below:
An EU residence document is your proof that as an EU citizen - or as a family member of an EU citizen - you have a right to reside in Denmark. You must make a personal appearance and hand over the application in the State Administration’s department in the region in which you live.
When you have received your registration certificate, you may contact the citizen services of your municipality of residence in order to get a civil registration number (CPR number) and a health insurance card. Thus you first need a registration certificate in order to get a civil registration number (CPR number).
If you are a citizen of Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden, you need not apply for a registration certificate because as a citizen of a Nordic country you have a right to reside in Denmark without permission.
You can always get help at the Danish Regional State Administration (Statsforvaltningen). Or you can get help at one of the four International Citizen Service centres located in four mayor cities in Denmark: Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense.
For more information about residence as an EU/EEA citizen: