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DENMARK – Civil Registration Changes in Copenhagen

Effective immediately, the online application and appointment booking system for CPR registration at International House in Copenhagen has been closed until further notice. All CPR applicants in Greater Copenhagen must now attend International House in person, take a number and wait for their turn.

Waiting times are not known. Some relocation and immigration agencies have access to a special online system for booking speedier appointments.

In a more positive development, the registration authorities at International House no longer require marriage certificates to be legalized for CPR registration purposes if they have already been accepted by the Danish Immigration Authority in support of a successful application for a work and residence permit.


CPR stands for Central Person Register, which is a civil registration system.

Residents of Denmark are legally required to have a CPR number. The CPR number is essential in relation to any contact with the Danish authorities and especially in connection to tax and social security issues.

CPR registration is required for foreign nationals staying in Denmark for more than three months with an EU registration certificate or a residence permit, and a permanent address.

Action Items

  • Employers should ensure that their foreign national employees who are resident in Copenhagen attend International House in person for CPR registration, or consult an immigration specialist to check the possibility of booking an appointment.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Copenhagen Relocations.

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