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Registration - CPR number

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

registration to get a CPR number

CPR stands for Det Centrale Person Register, which is the Danish Civil Registration System. In Danish, the CPR number is CPR-nummer or personnummer.


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 insurers.


The register contains current information about a person, including their CPR number, name, all addresses they have lived at, civil status, and citizenships. Be mindful of whom you give you CPR number to. In general, it should only be given to official authorities or anyone with a specific purpose, e.g. someone you enter a contract with, such as landlords and banks.


In order to get a CPR number you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are staying in Denmark for more than 3 months.
  • You have an EU Residence Document, if you are an EU citizen (Nordic citizens exempted). Read how to get an EU Residence Document.
  • You hold a residence permit, if you are a non-EU citizen. Read about residence permits.
  • You have a permanent address in Denmark.  The minimum residing period needed for a permanent address is 3 months.


Step-by-step guide on how to get a CPR number

Book an appointment at Citizen Service (Borgerservice)


Contact information:

Citizen service (Borgerservice)

Østre Stationsvej 15

5000 Odense C

Tel: +45 66 13 13 72

Email: borgerservice@odense.dk