As an EU citizen you may freely enter Denmark and remain in this country for up to 3 months without an EU residence document (registration certificate).
If you are a job seeker, you may reside in Denmark for up to 6 months without a registration certificate. The periods of 3 and 6 months are calculated from the date of entry.
If you expect that your stay in Denmark will last more than 3 months, you have to apply for an EU residence document (registration certificate) before the expiry of the 3 months. Job seekers are required to submit their application within 6 months after entry.
How to apply for an EU residence document
Read more about EU residence document at the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).
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 can also apply for EU residence document at International Citizen Service.
You must make a personal appearance and hand over the application.
When you have received your registration certificate, you may contact the Citizen Service in 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 get help at one of the International Citizen Service centres:
- International Citizen Service (ICS)
below is a guide to you as a citizen from the EU, Lichtenstein or Switzerland
or as a family member to an EU citizen, on the registrations you must attend to
when taking up residence in Denmark for more than 3 months.
For more information about residence as an EU/EEA citizen: