The CPR number is used in all aspects of life in Denmark, such as when in contact with the health authorities, libraries, banks, etc.
How to Apply for a CPR Number
You must apply for a CPR number (Civil Personal Registration Number) at a Municipal Citizen Service Centre, called Borgerservice. The municipality you live in determines what Borgerservice Centre you belong to.
As soon as you have received your residence permit, go to the local Borgerservice Centre to apply for a CPR number.
- residence permit
- rental agreement
After 6-7 weeks you will receive a card with your personal CPR number, which also serves as your health insurance card.