For every semester, we arrange an event so you can apply for both residency permit (Step 1) and CPR -Personal Identification Number (Step 2) as part of the orientation days at AAMS. You will receive further information about this directly from AAMS.

If you arrive in Denmark more than 6 weeks before semester start, you (EU/EAA students) will need to go to State Administration for your residency permit and then to Citizen Services (CPR number) in Aarhus for your permits.


Registration for EU/EEA citizens (Step 1)

As an EU/EEA citizen, you must apply for an EU/EEA residence permit immediately after you arrive in Aarhus.

For information about your EU/EEA residence permit, please see New to Denmark and read the ‘Need to know‘ section.

The application form can be found under the ‘How to apply‘ section and must be downloaded, printed and filled in. You must then make an appointment and hand it in personally at their office:

Åboulevarden 31,1
8000 Aarhus C


When applying for your residence permit, you must bring all the relevant documents with you including:

  • Your passport
  • A passport photo
  • Proof of final admission to the Academy (confirmation attest)


You must also be able to prove the following:

  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth and place of birth registration
  • Your most recent address abroad
  • The date of changing your address
  • Your future address in Denmark
  • Your nationality.

Your EU/EAA residence permit will be sent to your home address in Denmark.

Please note that you must have applied for your residence permit from the Regional State Administration before you can visit Citizen Services Aarhus to obtain your Health Insurance Card/CPR number

It usually takes about 2 weeks for your residency permit to arrive. This will be sent to your home address, so make sure your name is on the post-box or you will not receive it!


Registration for Nordic citizens (Step 1)

Nordic citizens are included under agreements between the Nordic countries that specify the right to enter and reside in Denmark without possession of a residence permit.

Citizens of Nordic countries do not need a residence and work permit, but they must bring along the Inter-Nordic Agreement for Change of Address and register at the municipal civil office to get a personal registration number (CPR number).


Registration for non-EU citizens (Step1)

Students who do not hold an EU/EEA passport must get a residence permit from the Danish authorities in their own country before coming to Denmark.

As soon as you have been accepted for admission to AAMS, we will start this application process and then send you all the necessary information.

You will then need to complete your part of the application and apply for a visa at a Danish embassy or general consulate in your country. If there is no Danish embassy in your country, you may contact the embassy from one of the other Schengen countries which represent Denmark in your country.

For further information on the rules applying for non-EU citizens, please visit the website of the Danish Immigration Service

Please note that you will be charged a processing fee to submit an application for a residence permit.


Personal Identification Number (CPR number) (Step 2)

In Denmark, all residents are registered in the National Civil Register and have a CPR number (Personal Identification Number).

When you register at Citizen Services, you’ll get a 10-digit CPR number. The first six digits state your date of birth (day, month, year) and the last four numbers uniquely identify all people living in Denmark.

You must have applied for your residency certificate before you can apply for your CPR number. Once you have received your residence certificate (this takes a couple of weeks for EU citizens and will be posted to your home address), click on the link below to upload all your documents and make an appointment with the Citizen Services in Aarhus (please note: this is only for students who live in Aarhus municipality). Non-EU students will already have a residency permit and can also upload their documents through the link below:

To get your CPR number, please see Citizen Services Aarhus

Once you have uploaded all the relevant information, you must also book a personal appointment.

The CPR number is used for registration and personal identification. It is a good idea to memorise your CPR number. You will have to use it over and over again.

It is also important that you remember to give your CPR number to the student administration at Business Academy Aarhus.

Remember that you need to de-register when you leave Denmark. This can be done online


Work permit

Nordic citizens are free to reside, study and work in Denmark without a permit.

EU/EAA citizens automatically receive a work permit with their residency permit.

If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country, AAMS will contact you and you will receive special guidance in what to do for your permits before and after you arrive in Denmark.

Non-EU citizens are limited to working no more than 20 hours a week, but full-time during the months of June, July and August. A work permit sticker will be placed in your passport.





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