Getting registered

Please check the websites New to Denmark and International Citizen Service carefully before coming to Denmark. Both websites contain valuable information about registration and integration in Denmark.

All international students can receive help with the official paperwork from Cphbusiness International during the Welcome to Cphbusiness event organized in the beginning of each semester.

  • Step 1 - How to apply for a residence permit

    Students from Non-European countries

    You must apply for a student visa at least three months prior to your departure for Denmark through the Danish Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

    The following information should be submitted with your visa application:

    • Letter of Acceptance from Copenhagen Business Academy
    • ST1 application form signed and stamped by Copenhagen Business Academy
    • Valid passport
    • Two passport size photographs

    Documentation for the payment of the processing fee (Information about processing fees here).

    Please check New to Denmark for further details.

    Students from European countries

    You must register on arrival to Denmark in order to get a residence permit. A residence permit is proof that you are allowed to live in Denmark for more than 3 months based on your student status.

    You must apply in person and bring the following documentation:

    • Passport or ID
    • Colour copy of passport or ID (if ID please copy both sides)
    • Two Passport format photo
    • Application form.
      The form must be printed out, completed and submitted in person

    Extra documents only needed by full degree students:

    • Declaration of sufficient funds. You get the form at Cphbusiness International
    • Confirmation from Cphbusiness about your studies. You get this at Cphbusiness International

    Extra document, only needed by Exchange students

    • Letter of Acceptance from Copenhagen Business Academy

    You register at:
    Statsforvaltningen Hovedstaden
    Ellebjergvej 52
    2450 Copenhagen SV
    Tel.: (+45) 72 56 70 00

    Statsforvaltningen has special opening hours for students in August and September 2017:
    Thursday 17 August: 08.30 – 10.30
    Thursday 24 August: 08.30 – 10.30
    Friday 25 August: 08.00 – 14.00
    Thursday 31 August: 08.30 – 10.30
    Friday 1 September: 08.00 – 14.00
    Friday 8 September: 08.00 – 14.00
    Thursday 14 September 08.30 – 10.30
    Friday 15 September: 08.00 – 14.00

    If you visit Statsforvaltningen within these opening hours, an EU registration certificate can be issued the same day. If you visit Statsforvaltningen outside these special opening hours, the registration certificate will be issued within three weeks.

    You need your EU registration certificate to finish you apply for your CPR number.

  • Step 2 - How to get a CPR number

    All students – exchange and full-degree – must apply for a CPR-number (civil registration number). The CPR-number is usually delivered together with the "yellow card" - the health insurance card. Students are only covered by the Danish national health insurance when they have obtained the CPR-number. The CPR-number is also used when dealing with public authorities, banks etc.

    Where to apply for your CPR-number depends on which municipality ("Kommune"), you live in.

    • International House Copenhagen, Gyldenløvsgade 15, 1600 København V
      Click here for more information and a list of 32 municipalities which register students via International House Copenhagen
    • If you live in another municipality that the one mentioned at the link above, go to that municipality and apply for your CPR-number and national health insurance card.

    When you apply at it contains 4 step:

    1. Apply for your CPR number at
    2. Book an appointment at the International Citizen Service when your application has been processed (a link of booking will be sent to you)
    3. Bring all relevant documents for an ID check and final approval
    4. Congratulations, you now have a Danish CPR number

    Please be aware:

    • You can fill in your application for a Danish CPR number up to one month before the date you move into your Danish home.
    • You must have a place to live and a contract from you landlord.
    • As an EU-citizen you must have an EU Registration Certificate.
      You can do the step 1, the online-applying for CPR number, before you go to Statsforvaltningen and receive your EU registration certificate. You just have to bring your EU registration certificate on the day of registration (step 3).

    IF you do the online application, before you go to Statsforvaltningen and get your EU registration certificate, you writhe Cphbusiness as shown at this screen dump:

  • Your address

    You need to have proof of residence in Denmark, in order to receive a CPR-number.

    It is important to note that not all housing companies accept subletting or rental of rooms and the number of persons in a flat is also restricted. The Municipality will check this and your registration will not be accepted if your address proves to be illegal.

    You must therefore bring a rental contract or other proof of your address when applying for a CPR number.