When arriving

First Steps In Denmark

When you come to Denmark for the first time to work or live, there are some important practical matters, you need to attend to. The checklist mainly refers to people who have signed an employment contract with a Danish company and who will have residency in Denmark.

Apply for a CPR number 

Step1: Registering your Danish address with the local municipality where you will be residing. When you register an address at the local municipality, you will also be given a Danish CPR number. You must show up in person at the citizen service center Borgerservice (Citizen service) in your municipality. Remember to book time in advance. 

Health insurance card – “the yellow card”

Step 2: Approximately two to three weeks after you have registered for your CPR-number, your national health insurance card will be sent to your Danish address. The card will show your name and address, your CPR number and the name and address of your doctor (general practioner). In case you need medical treatment during this period, you are welcome to consult the doctor you were assigned upon your registration.

Get Tax card

Step 3: When you got your Danish CPR number inform us your CPR number and we apply for your tax card.

Get NemID

Step 4: You obtain NemID at the local Borgerservice (Citizen service) For further information, please visit NemID

Getting a Danish bank account – a Nem Konto (Easy Account)

Step 5: All individuals are are required to have a NemKonto (Easy Account). When choosing a bank, we suggest that you ask your employer for recommendations. To open a bank account, you just need to contact a bank of your own choice. The bank will tell you what documents you have to provide.

Digital Post

Step 6: Digital Post from public authorities is the same type of letters that you already receive from the authorities. Digital Post includes any letters from hospital, pension statements, information about state education support (SU), changes to housing benefits, replies to applications for childcare, letters from the Danish Tax and Customs Administration (SKAT), etc.

How to access Digital post

Step 7: Digital Post can be accessed on either of two secure websites. They are borger.dk and e-Boks.dk. You only need to check your Digital Post from public authorities on one of these two websites.


Step 8: Your app for all kinds of payment


The official guide to life in Denmark