Electronic ID in Denmark - MitID

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MitID is an electronic personal identification system that you can use to communicate with the public sector in Denmark, as well as in services such as online banking and online purchases.

MitID uses a single log-in for both public and private sector self-service solutions, and for your online bank.

MitID has now replaced the previous solution, NemID. If you have had NemID, in October 2021 you will have received a letter in your e-box or at borger.dk with information on how to set up MitID.

What is MitID?

MitID is first and foremost an app for smartphones and tablets. If you are unable to use the MitID app, you can order a code viewer, a code reader or a chip.

What can I use MitID for?

You can use MitID to communicate with the public sector in Denmark, and for certain other services, such as access to online banking, online shopping and communicating with the authorities, e.g.:

  • Digital post from the public sector (e-boks.dk)
  • Filling in forms and the like (borger.dk)
  • Applications for study programmes (optagelse.dk)
  • Tax information (skat.dk)
  • Pension information (pensionsinfo.dk)
  • Health information (sundhed.dk)

How can I get MitID?

You can get MitID, if:

  • You are aged 15 or older 
  • You have a Danish civil registration number (CPR number)
  • You meet the identification requirements (read more about this at mitid.dk).

In most cases, you can obtain MitID through your bank. If you do not have an account in a Danish bank, you can get MitID from the citizen service centre (Borgerservice) in your municipality.

If you are a Danish citizen resident abroad, you can read about how to get MitID at mitid.dk.

It is possible for children aged 13 and 14 to get MitID. However, there may be services that 13-14 year olds cannot access even if they have MitID.

Who should you contact if you have questions?

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