New students

Residence and CPR-number

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    EU students

    Before Arrival

    • Arrange for insurances.
    • Find accommodation.
    • Print documents for registration with Danish authorities.

    at arrival

    • When you arrive in Denmark you need to register your arrival at AAU. Follow the link in the menu to "Arrival and welcome" to learn more.
    • You also need to register with the Danish authorities. This is important and will, amongst other things give you access to free Danish health care. Please read below for further instructions.

    Residence document

    New students in Aalborg:

    You need to submit the form and supporting documents in person to The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) at their open office event on 26 August 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3 PM. The address is Rantzausgade 4, 9000 Aalborg.

    If you are not able to attend, you can book an appointment at SIRI from 27 August. How to book an appointment at SIRI.

    New students in Copenhagen: Please see your local SIRI office opening hours at NyiDanmark.dk

    New students in Esbjerg: Please consult our staff at campus Esbjerg when you arrive for further information on how to register with SIRI. 

    To obtain a residence document, you need to bring the following things to the The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI):

    • A completed OD-1 form. You can also find it in your welcome bag.
    • Final confimation letter (sent to you in the Application portal confirming that you are fully admitted). 
    • Your passport or national ID Card.
    • 1 colour photocopy of the ID pages from your original passport or one colour copy of both sides of your National ID. The photo must be clearly visible.
    • An original, accurate passport-size photo of yourself (please note that copies are not accepted).
    • Declaration on self-support (students)

    Cpr number

    To obtain a CPR number you need to bring the following things to your local citizen service centre:

    • A completed "arrival from foreign countries" form.
    • The residence document that you got from the State Administration.
    • Your passport or national ID card (with photo) issued by a public authority in your home country.
    • Your rental contract (to document your Danish address).
    • Marriage certificate (if you are married).

    Inform the Danish authorities about your current health insurance

    When you enter Denmark from another EU-country, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland you must provide information about your current health insurance country to Udbetaling Danmark. Read more here

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    Non-EU students

    before arrival

    • Apply for visa and residence permit.
    • Arrange for insurances.
    • Find accommodation.
    • Print documents for registration with Danish authorities.

    at arrival

    • When you arrive in Denmark you need to register your arrival at AAU. Follow the link in the menu to "Arrival and welcome" to learn more.
    • You also need to register with the Danish authorities. This is important, and will give you access to free Danish health care. Please read below for further instructions.

    CPR NUMBER

    To obtain a CPR number you need to bring the following things to the citizen service centre:

    See below for more information on how to find your local citizen service center.

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    Nordic students

    RESIDENCE document

    Nordic citizens do not have to register for a residence document to stay in Denmark.

    CPR NUMBER

    Nordic nationals, who move between Nordic countries, must register with the authorities of the municipality they move to.

    To register, please bring the following documents to citizen services:

    • Passport (or other document proving your nationality)
    • Documentation showing your personal identification number from the Nordic country that you have arrived from
    • Your Danish rental contract (to document your Danish address)
    • Your marriage certificate (if you are married)

    See below for more information on how to find your local citizen service center.

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    Information about NemID and E-boks

    NemID

    As a student at AAU you need to obtain a NemID.

    Once you have obtained a Danish CPR-number, you can obtain NemID via the Citizen Service Center or if you make an online agreement with your bank. NemID is Denmark’s common logon solution for public self-service, online banking etc. NemID consists of user ID, a password and a code card or code app with one-time codes. When you log on, you first enter your user ID and your password and then a code from your code card or code app.

    Find more information about NemID here

    Digital Post and e-Boks

    Digital Post and e-Boks are online digital mailboxes, where you can receive mail from most companies and from all of Denmark’s municipalities, regions and state authorities. Digital Post and e-Boks are linked to your Danish CPR number and stays with you even if you move or change your e-mail address. You can access both by signing in with NemID.

    It is important that you check your e-Boks regularly as you may receive important information from AAU such as transcript and diploma. It is important that you keep checking e-Boks when you leave Denmark, since your diploma will be send to your e-Boks. Please note that this means you have to keep your NemID code card or app when you leave Denmark.  

    Find more information about Digital Post here

    You can sign up to E-boks as a new user with your NemID here

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    How to register with citizen services

    You need to book an appointment to register with citizen services.

    Booking an appointment

    Currently it is only possible to book an appointment with Citizen Services by phone.

    The number is +45 9931 1820

    Find opening hours and read more here.

    Pay close attention to the instructions you are given regarding your appointment. Be sure to bring any codes and instructions Citizen Service might email to you before the appointment

    Going for the appointment

    You will find Aalborg Citizen Service Center downtown at Rantzausgade 6

    When you go for the appointment, your reservation is active at the stand 15 minutes before and 5 minutes after your reserved appointment. You will need the 8-digit reservation code you got when you booked the appointment.

    If you go to citizen services without booking an appointment, you will get the first available appointment (please note that the wait could be quite long). If there are no more available appointments that day, you can use your visit to book an appointment for another day.

What is a CPR-number?

CPR stands for "Central Person Register", a system that assigns each resident in Denmark with a unique ID called the CPR-number. Almost all public authorities use the CPR registry, e.g. to avoid duplicate registration and errors with regards to a person's identity. The private sector will often ask for your CPR number, for instance when you want to open a bank account.