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Please be aware that MitID replaces NemID by the 30th of June 2023


You can obtain NemID/MitID if:

  • You have a Danish CPR number
  • You have reached the age of 15
  • You are able to meet the ID requirements.

You do not need to be a Danish national. You can obtain NemID/MitID if you have a CPR number and valid ID. Read more about valid ID here.

How do I obtain NemID/MitID?

There are several ways to obtain NemID/MitID. You can:

  • Obtain NemID/MitID (in person) via citizen services in Denmark
  • Order NemID/MitID online (requires Danish passport or Danish Driver's licence)

You can read more about NemID here and MitID here.

Now it has become easier to get a MitID if you are a Dane and live abroad or if you are a foreigner and have a connection to Denmark.

In June 2022, a new function in the MitID app made it possible to create a MitID directly in the MitID app if you had a valid Danish, Greenlandic or Faroese passport. The function has been updated so you can also use foreign passports or ID cards with a chip to create MitID directly in the app. Please see the following link.

Consequently, it should be easier to create a MitID if you live abroad, need a MitID, but do not have a valid Danish passport.

All you will need is a valid passport/ID card and access to a phone that can scan the chip: an iPhone 7 or above or a newer Android phone.

Read more about passport/ID card requirements here

Please make sure to state your full name  as it appears in your passport - otherwise we cannot hand over your letter with the Activation Password. The Activation Password is used for activating the NemID for the first time, and can be ordered for collection at Danish Consulates and Vice-Consulates in the UK or at the Embassy.

After a few weeks, you will receive your code card at your registered postal address. The letter with the Activation Password usually arrives at the Embassy/Consulate 2-3 weeks after placing your order. You are welcome to email [email protected] to enquire whether we have received your letter with your Activation Password. Please note that the Activation Password is valid for 6-8 weeks. If you do not activate your NemID within this time frame, you will need to re-order your NemID.

You will continue to be able to use NemID for all public self-service solutions until NemID finally closes on 30 June 2023.

NemID/MitID ordered from Denmark can be collected from the Embassy's Passport Office at the following times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00 - 12.00

Thursday 13.00 - 14.30

No appointment is necessary.

Please bring your valid passport as proof of your name together with proof of your Danish CPR-number.

Please find the embassy's list of fees for Consular Services and other matters here.