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Coming to Denmark/Municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk

When you come to Denmark, there are practical matters you must attend to

In Denmark each person has a personal registration number, which is called a CPR number. CPR stands for Central Person Register. The CPR number is essential in relation to any contact with the Danish authorities and especially in connection to tax and social security issues.

If you are coming to Denmark to work for more than three months (six months if you come from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland), you need to apply for a CPR number at the Danish National Register (Folkeregistret)”.

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NemID and Digital Post

NemID is a digital signature that all residents in Denmark need to obtain. The purpose of NemID is for all residents to have one single internet log-in to access their personal accounts at public and private institutions.

Digital Post is your online mailbox for digital post from the public authorities.

All citizens who have a CPR number and are over 15 years of age must be registered for Digital Post.

Health Care

Once you receive your CPR number you are covered by the Danish Public Health Care System as long as you live in Denmark. When you get your CPR number you will have been appointed a family doctor (GP).

Making an appointment with your GP

If you need to see your GP be sure to call and make an appointment – preferably between 8am and 9am. Most GP’s have office hours between 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.

If you get ill outside office hours

Call the Medical Hotline 1-8-1-3 and a nurse will be answering.

Practical matters to attend to

When you come to Denmark, there are practical matters you must attend to.

Visit lifeindenmark.dk to get further information.