New students

Residence and CPR-number

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    EU students

    Before Arrival

    • Arrange for insurances.
    • Find accommodation.
    • Fill out the online OD1 form and book an appointment at SIRI. Please read below for further instructions.

    at arrival

    • When you arrive in Denmark you need to participate in the Arrival days. 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 permit

    NEW STUDENTS IN COPENHAGEN:

    Read more here

    NEW STUDENTS IN ESBJERG:

    You will receive a mail with further information on how to register. Please check your AAU student mail. For any further questions, please write to international@esbjerg.aau.dk

    New student in Aalborg:

    As an EU student you will need to register with the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). The address is Rantzausgade 4, 9000 Aalborg. .

    HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT AT SIRI

    To obtain a residence permit, you must no later than the day before your appointment at SIRI submit the online OD1 form, which you find here. Please do not submit the online OD1 form earlier than 14 days before your appointment at SIRI. Please see the guidelines at SIRI's website.

    You can schedule an appointment here: SIRI Aalborg

    You must bring both original passport or national ID and an accurate passport-size photo to your appointment.

    important when filling out the od1 form

    You fill out and submit the OD1 form here

    You must choose 'Begin a new application without NemID' when submitting the OD1 form. Before submitting the form, the system will ask you to upload a digital signature. If you book an appointment at SIRI 25 August you do not have to upload a signed document - you can just upload a blank Word document. If you book an appointment at SIRI another day than 25 August, you must upload a document with your signature. 

    When filling out the OD1 form you must upload a copy of your original passport (all pages) or national ID (both sides). At your appointment at SIRI you must bring the same passport or national ID you have uploaded. 

    Cpr number

    After your appointment at SIRI, where you have received your residence document, you must obtain a CPR number at the Citizen service Center. You book an appointment at the Citizen Service Centre here

    You need to bring the following things in printed form to your local citizen service centre:

    • A completed "arrival from foreign countries" form.
    • The residence document that you got from SIRI.
    • 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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    Find your local citizen services center

    Here you can find your local citizen services center and their office hours:

    newinesbjerg.dk

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.