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Last modified: 05.11.2018

Registration upon arrival

Non-EU/EEA Citizens

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    Registration step by step

    Step 1: Biometric features

    Once you arrive in Denmark, you must have your biometric features recorded if you have not already done so in your home country. You must do this within a specified time period (usually 14 days) after arriving in Denmark.

    You do this by visiting one of the branch offices of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) located across the country. You must book an appointment online before going to the SIRI office. Find information about opening hours and booking of an appointment.

    You can also visit a police station capable of recording biometric features.  

    You must bring the following documents:

    • Passport
    • Copy of your application for a residence and work permit and/or letter from the immigration authorities

     

    Step 2: Citizen Service 

    As a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you must register with the Citizen Service if you stay in Denmark for more than three months. You can register either at the International Citizen Service or your local Citizen Service (Borgerservice) in your municipality. 

    When registering with the national register, you also need to choose a GP/family doctor, after which you are covered by the Danish public health insurance.

    Once you are registered in the national register, you are issued with a Danish civil registration number (CPR number). Read more about the CPR number under Before Arrival - About Denmark. Approximately 14 days after registration, you will receive your yellow health insurance card by post. The yellow health card carries your Danish social security number.

    Notice! In order to receive your health insurance card it is important that your name is clearly visible on your mailbox at your new home address. If you do not receive your yellow health insurance card within a couple of weeks, it might be because your name is not visible and clearly stated on your mailbox. Otherwise, call your local Citizen Service (Borgerservice).

     

    Step 3: Tax registration

    Once you have completed the registration for the CPR number, you need to register for a tax card with the tax authorities (Skattestyrelsen) at the International Citizen Service. The tax authorities will issue an electronic tax card, which Aalborg University (AAU) needs in order to calculate your taxes.

    If you do not register for a tax card, AAU will withhold 55% of your salary. Once you have registered for the tax card, your tax card will automatically be sent to AAU.

    Please note: If you are applying for the Researcher Taxation Scheme, you should NOT register for a tax card. AAU will assist you with the application for this tax scheme. 

    Learn more about the Researcher Tax Scheme under Before Arrival - Prepare for Taxation

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    What to bring to register at the international citizen service

    Please bring (in hard copy)

    Documents for THE CPR-number:

    • A completed arrival form for new citizens in Denmark (the arrival form will also be handed out in the ICS).
    • Residence and work permit from the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). 
    • Original passport/ID card. 
    • Proof of your current address in Denmark (e.g. rental contract, letter from landlord). You need to document that you have housing from the day you register and minimum one month ahead.
    • Marriage certificate (if you are married). Please remember to bring your marriage certificate, even if your partner is not accompanying you. Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that marriage certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.
    • If applicable, divorce certificate/death certificate (widow(er)). Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.
    • If applicable, documentation for changes of name. Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.

     

    Documents for TAX (SKAT)

    • Apply online for a tax card (recommended) or
    • Fill in Tax form 04.063 at the ICS to apply for a tax card 
    • Attach or bring your work contract (letter of employment) + a copy
    • Attach a copy or bring with you your passport or national ID card

    If you are eligible to apply for the researcher’s tax schemeyou do not need to register with the tax authorities or bring any documents for the tax authorities as AAU will prepare the application for you. However, we still recommend that you bring your work contract, which you need in order to open a bank account.   

     

    If you are accompanied by children (under 18 years):

    • Original birth certificate(s). Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that birth certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.
    • If applicable, any documents concerning legal custody for accompanying children. Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.
    • If applicable, please also bring personal ID for accompanying children. Only certificates in English/German/Scandinavian languages are accepted (original or authorized translations). Please note that certificates from some countries need to be apostille certified.

     

    If you are accompanied by spouse/partner:

    Accompanying partners who are non-EU/EEA citizens need to bring the same documentation as the main applicant (see above).

    If your accompanying partner is a Nordic or EU/EEA citizen, they need to register for a CPR number, tax card and EU residence certificate (EU/EEA citizens only). Read more under Nordic citizens - What to bring and EU/EEA citizens - What to bring.

    Notice: All accompanying family members including children must register in person.

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    Where to register

    We strongly recommend that you get your registrations done at the International Citizen Service (ICS) as you will be able to register in one go. Registering at the ICS will provide you with easy access to the public authorities and makes the registration process considerably easier compared to visiting the different authorities needed.

    Read more about the International Citizen Service and find information about opening hours.