If you as EU citizen are moving to Denmark/Vejle, e.g. to work or study, and plan to stay for more than three months, you must apply for the EU residence document no later than three months following the date you enter Denmark.
If you have any questions about moving to Vejle, you are always welcome to contact Newcomer Service Louise Nielsen.
As EU citizen you can come to Denmark to look for a job and are allowed to stay for up to three months before you have to register. Find the registration options here.
The EU residence document gives you the right to stay in Denmark for longer than three months and may also enable you to register for a CPR number (civil registration number) with your local municipality.
It is the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) who is responsible for the EU registration process and afterwards it is Borgerservice (Citizen Service) at either International Citizen Service South (ICS) or Vejle Municipality, who are responsible for ordering CPR, health card and NemID (easy access ID).
Read more about what to remember in the step by step, Other useful links and Q&A sections.
What to do first?
NOTE: When registering as an EU citizen in Denmark, you have to get your EU residence document first, before you can complete the rest of the registration, at either ICS or Vejle Municipality.
What are my options?
When you are an EU citizen who are going to live in Vejle Municipality, you have 2 options for the EU residence document.
- You can complete your entire registration at ICS in Odense within their opening hours (Monday 9.30-15.00, Wednesday 9.30-15.00 and Thursday 9.30-16.00), or
- You can go to any SIRI office within their opening hours for the EU residence document and then stop by Vejle Municipality for the rest.
If I go for options 1:
If you go to ICS in Odense and get your entire registration done in one place, you are to bring all the reqiured documents (see below "What do I need to bring to the SIRI office").
NOTE: This is only an option for you who are in Denmark for a job.
If your family joins you on the day you register, they can get it all done too. If they come another day, they are not guaranteed to get their registration done the same day. Then they will have to wait for the EU residence document and then come back to Vejle Municipality for the rest of the registration.
NOTE: You can book an appointment with SIRI at their Odense office within the ICS opening hours, get your EU residence document, and go to the ICS office for the rest (or come back to Vejle Municipality on anonther day - what suits you best).
If I go for option 2:
If you cannot make it to ICS within their opening hours, you have the option to book an appointment at any SIRI office for the EU residence document.
If you bring all the documents required and they are valid, you will recieve your EU residence document right away.
When you have recieved your EU registration document you can stop by Vejle Municipality for the process for CPR, health card and NemID.
NOTE that the current rules require the yellow health card for us to create the NemID - this means that you have to first order the yellow card. Once you receive this, you can stop by again for us to support you in the creation of the NemID.
Please note that you need to book a time at Vejle Citizen Service (Borgerservice) - do so here (site in Danish - find our "what to choose guide" here).
Vejle Municipality's opening hours are Monday-Wednesday 9-15 (9am-3pm), Thursday 9-17 (9am-5pm) and Friday 9-14 (9am-2pm). Find our address at the bottom of the page.
Book an appointment with SIRI
Please notice that you cannot just stop by an SIRI office. You have to book an appointment. If all the documents are in order, they will make your EU residence document while you you are there.