Danish citizens aged 15 or above can apply for an ID card that will let them avoid having to carry their passports around as a form of identification.
Denmark Id card
An identity card states your civil registration number (CPR number), your nationality and contains a photo of you. You can use it in everyday situations to prove your identity. However, there are exceptions:
- You cannot use it when you visit a doctor. Instead, you must bring your yellow health card
- It is generally not used as a travel identification document. Instead, use your passport.
An identity card is valid for 10 years.
- You need to be at least 15 years old
- You are a resident in Denmark.
Book an appointment
To order an identity card, you need to book an appointment with a Citizen Service Centre.
What to bring with you to the Citizen Service Centre:
- Your baptism, birth or name certificate, yellow health card OR your passport
- Card/cash for payment. The card costs DKK 150 (2020) inclusive of a photo of you which will be taken at the Citizen Service Centre.
- Danish citizens aged 15 or above can apply for an ID card that will let them avoid having to carry their passports around as a form of identification.The new ID card can be obtained via the municipality and can be used in a number of instances as an alternative to a passport or driver’s licence.
- “The new ID card will be a help to young people and for some of our elderly and handicapped citizens. It can actually help make the day easier for anyone who doesn’t possess a driver’s licence and doesn’t want to carry around their passport,” said Simon Emil Ammitzbøll, the minister for economic affairs and interior.