Changing address

A distinction is made between:

  • If you move to a different address within the municipality
  • If you move to another municipality
  • If you leave Denmark

If you move to a different address within the municipality

If you move to a different address within the municipality you live in, you must inform the municipal authorities of your new address within five days of moving.
You shall report to the local Citizen’s Service centre that you move. Here you must ask to speak with a representative of the national registration office (in Danish Folkeregisteret), who will then guide you on how to register your new address.

You should not notify the municipality of your change of address more than one month before moving.

If you move to another municipality

You must notify the municipality which you are moving to within five days of moving. Contact the citizen service (national registration office – in Danish Folkeregisteret) in the municipality to which you move.

Leaving Denmark

You must deregister from the national register if you leave Denmark permanently. If you are moving abroad for less than six months, you can retain your registered address unless you rent out or lend your house or flat. If staying abroad for longer than six months, you must always deregister from the national register.