Checklists, CPR and NEM-ID

CPR number and bank account

When you arrive in Denmark to start your work at SDU, it is important that you contact the relevant authorities in the correct order to get registered at the National Registration Office and to obtain a CPR number and a health card.

It is also very important that you get a Danish bank account (Nemkonto) as soon as possible. This enables SDU to transfer your salary to your account. Nemkonto is a public payment system that enables the authorities to transfer money to you.

You need to contact your bank for more information about making your bank account a Nemkonto. To establish an account at a Danish bank you must first get a CPR number.

If you don't take up residence in Denmark and get a CPR-number you can have your foreign bank account assigned as a Nemkonto. You can find the registration form and the instructions here.


NemID consists of User ID, a Password and a code card with codes (one-time codes). When you log on, you enter first your User ID and your Password, and then a code from your code card.

You can use NemID for public authorities’ self-service, online banking, E-boks  as well as a great number of private websites.

You can obtain NemID through personal appearance at a citizen service centre, e.g. at the same time you register and get your CPR number.

You can find more information about NEM-ID here.


You can get registered at your local municipality´s citizen service centre.
If you live in Odense, Aarhus, Aalborg or Copenhagen, you can visit the International Citizen Service (ICS) where you´ll find all the services you need in one place.

When you have registered, you will be issued a CPR number and you will receive a yellow Health Card in the mail within 2-3 weeks.
You will be covered by Danish health care as soon as you get the CPR number, so you need to make sure that you are sufficiently covered by a private insurance in the period of time until you get registered.

Please find the relevant checklist for registration according to nationality below.

Checklist for EU/EEA citizens

 Checklist for Nordic citizens

Checklist for non-EU citizens 

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