Social Security Number (CPR)

What is a CPR Number?
A CPR, or Civil Personal Registration, number is the Danish form of social security number. The CPR system contains the name, address, marital status, place of birth and other basic personal information of all residents in Denmark.

Once registered you will be allocated a CPR number which is unique to you and can be used in Denmark as an ID number.

All public authorities use the CPR system and some private companies may also be entitled to ask for your CPR number, for instance when you want to open a bank account.

How to Register for a CPR Number

Registration is mandatory when all of the following criteria are met:

  • Your stay in Denmark must last more than three months.
  • You have residence in Denmark.
  • You are legally entitled to stay in the country (in terms of documentation, this means a residence permit/registration certificate).

More Information

For more information about applying for a CPR number, please see the Danish Government's Study in Denmark website:

KADK will make sure to inform international students in due time before study start about how to register.

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