Denmark is divided into 98 administrative districts – municipalities – in Denmark called the commune (Kommune). All legally residing persons who have received EU registration certificates must register in their municipalities. Municipalities are responsible for a wide range of services provided to residents registered there.
REGISTERING THE ADDRESS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DENMARK
When you first register in your municipality, you need to bring with you:
- A lease agreement proving that you can register at the specified address.
- Valid passport or ID card. If you have a passport, take it better because the ID card does not have the country of birth. (See point 4)
- EU registration certificate in Denmark.
- Translation in English of the document certifying the place of birth of the person (e.g. birth certificate). This document is not always required, but by law the municipality is entitled to request it and sometimes asks for it. Without it, a person is not given a CPR number when registering in a commune. (“Lov om Det Centrale Personregister”, Article 20, point 3)
CHANGE OF ADDRESS IN CASE OF MOVING TO ANOTHER PLACE
In accordance with the law in Denmark, you are obliged to notify the municipality of the change of address within 5 days of moving to the new place of residence. Earliest, the change of address can be reported 4 weeks before moving. You may get a fine for ignoring these requirements. It is recommended to report the changed address electronically using www.borger.dk. You must have NEMID to log in to this site. If you do not have the opportunity to do so online, you can also report the change of address in your municipality by contacting Borgerservice. When changing the address, you may be asked to provide a document proving that you have the right to reside and register at the new address. Therefore, you should have taken a rental agreement or a letter from the owner of the residence confirming your residence and registration.
C / O REGISTRATION AND ADDRESSES
If you live in a new place in a dwelling owned by another person and your name will not be written on the mailbox or door, you must register in C/O (“Care of” – this phrase would mean “at someone”). The person you are going to live in must be identified at the time of registration, in which case all letters and parcels will be marked with the name of you and that person.
MAIL AND PARCELS
During the move, you can redirect your parcels to the new address by connecting to the Danish Mail Self-Service System. By doing so, all correspondence sent to you at the old address will be automatically redirected to the new address for the next 6 months. In order to benefit from this system, you will need NEMID.