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Registration (CPR) and health card

Your CPR number is your personal identification number and is key to accessing a number of services in Denmark.

Registration CPR

When you have received your residence and/or work permit (registration certificate), you can contact the International Citizen Service (Borgerservice) for your civil registration number (CPR) and a health insurance card.


CPR number and public health insurance (yellow card)

It is important to get a CPR number as soon as possible as it is used by the entire public administration in Denmark as well as private companies, including all of the leading banks and insurance companies. The health insurance card demonstrates that you are covered by public health insurance. It allows you to receive healthcare treatment in Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands, and it is used in a number of different situations such as when you visit the doctor. Medical prescriptions and dental treatment, however, are not covered by the health insurance card. Read more about the Danish healthcare system on our healthcare page.  

In order to be eligible for a CPR number and a health insurance card, you need to have:

  • Plans on staying in Denmark for more than three months
  • A residence permit (this does not apply to Nordic citizens)
  • A local address of residence
  • Birth certificate
  • Documentation for your current civil status

Your health insurance card will be sent to you by post within 30 days. Please make sure to have your name on your mailbox.


International Citizen Service South

Borgernes Hus
Østre Stationsvej 15
5000 Odense

Email: ics-south@odense.dk
Phone: +45 63 75 60 40  


Opening hours

Monday: 9.30-15.00
Wednesday: 9.30-15.00
Thursday: 9.30-16.00

It is mandatory to book an appointment before visiting ICS South.


Phone hours

Monday: 10.00-12.00
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10.00-12.00
Thursday: 10.00-12.00
Friday: Closed

If you have questions regarding the overall registration process, tax card or job search, please contact ICS South by email or telephone.