If you were born in Denmark - and not in the Southern part of Jutland - your parish of residence is your local registrar for your civil registrations in the CPR.
The civil registrations are:
If you do not have an address in Denmark
If you do not have an address in Denmark, you will be registered with the address of a municipality.
Your local registrar will then be the parish close to this municipality.
For example, if the City of Copenhagen has registered that you do not have an address, Borgerservice (Citizen Service Centre) is located in Nyrupsgade 1, 1602 Copenhagen V. You can then find your local registrar by searching on this address on borger.personregistrering.dk.
More about your public authority
Registration of newborns and naming
The registration of birth of and naming of a newborn is registered by the local parish where the mother lives. However, if the mother gives birth in the Southern part of Jutland, the registrar is the municipality of the Southern part of Jutland.
As for children of mothers living outside of the Southern part of Jutland, the naming can take place at the baptism, registered by the parish of the event.
As for children of mothers living in the Southern part of Jutland who are going to be baptised, naming must take place before the baptism.
Processing of paternity in case of shared custody
If the mother is unmarried and she wishes to share the custody with the father, the local parish where the mother lives have the responsibility to process and register the paternity of shared custody until the child is 28 days old. However, if the mother lives in the Southern part of Jutland, the registrar is the municipality of the Southern part of Jutland until the child is 28 days old.
After the child is 28 days old, the paternity is processed by the Agency of Family Law.
Processing of co-maternity
If you need to register a co-mother for your child, you can apply online by using the self-service on lifeindenmark.dk.
> Find the self-service or read more about co-motherhood on lifeindenmark.dk
Changes of name
Changes of name are processed in your parish of residence, whether it is an ordinary change of name or a change of name upon marriage.
Please note that different rules apply to Danish citizens who do not live in Denmark.
Registration of funeral is handled by the parish of residence of the deceased, also called the funeral authority.
If, however, the deceased did not live in Denmark at the time of death the registration of funeral is the parish of the event, or the parish located near the municipality where the person was found dead.
How does your local registrar receive your application or request?
Online applications or requests
The requests or applications you have completed with MitID on borger.dk will automatically be sent digitally to your local registrar. If you have any questions, please contact your local registrar.
Applications or requests on paper
If you are exempt from mandatory digital self-service or Digital Post, you must print and complete a printed application or request.
You must hand in the form or send it by post directly to the local registrar. The application must not be scanned and emailed.
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