The CPR number is essential in relation to any contact with the Danish authorities and especially in connection to tax and social security issues.
If you intend to stay for a period of 3 months or more (6 months if within EU/EEA or Nordic countries) you must notify the municipal authorities (Folkeregistret).
Note that a permanent address is mandatory to obtain a CPR number.
Since June 1st 2017, it is mandatory to apply for a Civil Registration Number online after you have been granted an EU registration certificate / a residence permit. You will be notified when your CPR number is ready for pick up at International Citizen Service-Centre in Copenhagen. Note that CPR Numbers can only be picked up by personal appearance.
You should ask for a receipt of your notification and for a personal (civil) registration number.
If your wife / husband and children accompany you to Denmark they must also register and obtain a CPR number.
Once you have informed the municipal authorities of your arrival and have received a CPR number, you are included in the general Danish health insurance scheme. You will be asked to choose a doctor from a list provided by your respective municipality.
Written by lifeindenmark.dk and Consortium for Global Talent
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