Moving to Denmark

by Aravindan Ayyaswamy

Hello there, I am holding a residence permit and planning to leave to Copenhagen by 15th. I was told to register for CPR number within 5 days upon arrival. Do you need a permanent address in Denmark to get CPR number?


Secondly,regarding housing, there are no full address provided in the website for the rentals. So how to locate this property for booking. Would you suggest to touch base in Copenhagen and look for rented property?

Finally, is it possible to get a mobile/telephone number upon landing? It would help a lot.

Thanking you, Aravindan

Answer: Yes, you can buy a mobile phone at most stores and get a calling card. You won't be able to get a regular service plan without a CPR number first. But a disposal phone is quite easy to get and it can be turned into a regular phone when you get your CPR number.

In order to get the full address on most of the listing on the rental sites, you have to join the site and pay their registration fee. That is how they make their money. If there is a phone number you can call and request their address and a viewing.

Yes you need a permanent address before getting a card. You need to provide a lease or proof that you are living at the address you give to the CPR office before they will issue you a card. The card will be mailed there, so it is not very useful to give a false address. You won't get your card and they can/ and probably will check on your address. Hotels are not allowed unless they are long term leases/rentals. Many people choose to rent out summer homes or rooms in people's houses who need extra income. Just make sure you have proof that you are living there.

Charlie - FYI Denmark

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