When you arrive in Denmark to start your work at SDU, you need a Danish bank account as soon as possible. This enables SDU to transfer your salary to your account.
To establish an account at a Danish bank you must first get a CPR number and receive your yellow health card. The bank can then help you set up a NemKonto, which is a public payment system that enables the authorities to transfer money to you.
If you do not 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, and you can read more about NemKonto at Life in Denmark's website.
How to open a Danish bank account
There are many different banks in Denmark - to open a bank account, just contact the bank you find relevant to you.
The following documentation is needed for setting up an account:
- tax card
- employment contract or enrolment letter
- payslip or documentation for scholarship
- TIN or national identification number
It it also possible to use an online bank, for example Lunar or Revolut.
NemID is a common secure login, which is used for public services and online banking.
You can obtain NemID through personal appearance at a citizen service center when you have received your yellow health card in the mail.
During 2022, NemID is replaced by MitID. If you already have a NemID, you will be notified by your online or mobile bank when you need to migrate.
More information can be found here and here.