When leaving Denmark
If you need help with self-service, please call the Digital Hotline at (+45) 7020 0000.
If you need help with reporting your departure, please call (+45) 9931 1800 and wait for personal assistance. If you need to visit Citizen Service personally, we will book an appointment when you call.
It is not possible to visit Citizen Service without having a reservation.
When leaving Denmark, you must remember to report your departure to the Municipality you are leaving. This only applies if you are staying abroad for more than six months.
When reporting your departure, you do not need to know your exact address yet. Once you do know your address abroad, it is possible to return to the self-service and notify us using the self-service.
You can report your move four weeks before the moving-date at the earliest and five days after the moving-date at the latest.
Usually, the move is reported online using self-service in the right-hand column. If you are unable to use the online self-service, you can contact the local library or Citizen Service to get help.
You must report your departure to the Danish Tax Agency at (+45) 7222 2892. Please call a week after you have moved and reported your departure.
Please remember to update your address at nemid.nu in order to receive a new NemID card if necessary.
Please be aware that moving to Greenland is not considered as moving abroad. The move must be reported to the municipal authorities in Greenland.
Staying abroad for less than six months
If you are staying abroad less than six months, you can ask your municipal authorities whether it is possible to keep your address in Denmark while you are away. However, in order to keep your address, the house/apartment must be at your full disposal, meaning that you cannot sublet or lend it to others while you are away.
If the address is not at your full disposal, you can ask the municipal authorities to assess whether it is possible to keep your registration as living in Denmark while staying abroad. Regardless of the duration of your stay abroad, it is a good idea to register at the Danish embassy in the country you are moving to.
For further information on Danish embassies abroad, please see:
Reporting your departure
If you move from Denmark or Greenland to a Nordic country, you must report your departure to the municipal authorities in Denmark or Greenland. This applies when you move to one of the following countries:
- The Faroe Islands
These rules do not apply if you move to Greenland. Therefore, it is not necessary to report departure to the municipal authorities in Denmark if you move to Greenland.
Reporting your entry
When you move to another Nordic country, you must report your entry to the authorities in the country to which you are moving. This applies when you move from Denmark or Greenland to the following countries:
- The Faroe Islands
When you report your entry in the Nordic country you are moving to, you must remember to bring:
- Identification that verifies your citizenship
- Documentation for your civil registration number in Denmark or Greenland
The municipal authorities in Denmark or Greenland will only be able to register your departure once the authorities in the country to which you are moving has made a notification of your arrival.
When you move between the Nordic countries, you are covered by the ‘Nordic civil registration agreement’. This agreement means that you can only register in one of the national registers in the Nordic countries.
For further information about moving to another Nordic country, please see:
- Moving to another Nordic country (from CPR)
- Moving to Sweden (Øresunddirekt)
- When you want to move to another Nordic country
- Hello Norden – newsletter
Please use the link below, if you want to report your departure:
If you change your address while staying abroad, it is your right – though not your obligation – to have your new address abroad registered in the Danish national register. If you would like to have your address registered, you must notify the authorities in the Municipality you moved from when leaving Denmark.
The notification of change of address must include:
- Your full name
- Your civil registration number
- Your former address abroad
- Your new address abroad
- Moving date
Once the municipal authorities have received this information, they can make the registration at your new address.
Alternatively, it is possible to use the online self-service by clicking ‘Anmeld adresse I udlandet’ if you have NemID:
If you move abroad for the sake of work employment and are no longer registered as resident in the CPR register, you are not included in the Danish health care system. This means that you are obligated to hand in your yellow health insurance card to the municipal authorities and that you are no longer covered by Danish health care while on holiday in Denmark.
Some countries have a tax-funded health care system similar to Denmark while in other countries, you must purchase health care privately in order to be covered.
In some specific cases, it is possible to keep the Danish health insurance, while working abroad. This applies if you are posted to another EU/EØS country or Switzerland by a Danish employer, if you are posted by a Danish public authority or if you work on a ship registered in Denmark.
If you are entitled to keep the Danish health insurance, you can have a special health insurance card issued. The health insurance card provides documentation for your right to use the Danish health care system even though you do not live in Denmark. You can also have the blue European health insurance card issued for travels in other EU/EØS countries.
For further information on health insurance, please see: