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Welcome from the Mayor of Frederiksberg
Welcome to Frederiksberg.dk!
This site contains all the most important information about the Municipality of Frederiksberg.
You can read all about our many self-service solutions. There’s also a little more about the individual services, as well as information about the Municipality in general and our institutions.
If you can’t find an answer to your question on this site, you are very welcome to contact one of the Municipality staff. You can find contact information on the individual pages here at Frederiksberg.dk.
The City of Frederiksberg
Frederiksberg is an independent municipality within the capital of Denmark.
In 2016 the population of the municipality was 104,481. Frederiksberg covers an area of 8.7 square kilometres, making us the most densely populated municipality in Denmark. The highest point in Frederiksberg is about 30 metres above sea level at Frederiksberg Bakke in Søndermarken.
The Municipality of Frederiksberg is headed by a municipal council with 25 members from eight different political parties. Simon Aggesen from the Conservative People’s Party has been the Mayor since 2019.
Frederiksberg also has large parks such as Søndermarken and Frederiksberg Have, as well as a number of educational institutions such as Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Technical Education Copenhagen (TEC), the University of Copenhagen, and the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Furthermore, there are extensive and vibrant cultural attractions in Frederiksberg, with theatre, events and concert venues such as Aveny-T, Riddersalen, Betty Nansen Teatret, Cisternerne, Forum and KU.BE.
Citizen Service Centre
Frederiksberg Citizen Service Centre is your first point of call in the Municipality of Frederiksberg. Whether you need a new passport, plan to renovate your home, or need to find daycare or a school for your child, the Frederiksberg Citizen Service Centre is ready to help you with information and advice. Booking an appointment for the Citizen Service Centre in advance is mandatory.
Registration and CPR number upon arrival in Denmark
To become registered and receive a CPR number your stay in Denmark must exceed 3 months.
If you live in Frederiksberg Municipality, you have to go to the Citizen Service Centre (Borgerservice), Smallegade 1, 2000 Frederiksberg. The Citizen Service Centre is a part of the City Hall and is located on the 1st floor (use the back entrance next to the parking lot).
If your stay in Denmark is less than 3 months, do not register.
The steps in the registration process:
Step 1. Register online:
Before you meet in Borgerservice, you have to follow the link below and fill out the entry application.
Be sure to upload your documents in the proces.
Step 2. Book an appointment at the Citizen Service Centre online:
Please note that you need to book one appointment for each person entering Denmark. I.e. if you are a family of 4, you need to book 4 appointments.
Book an appointment
Step 3. Meet in person at the Citizen Service:
You need to bring the following documents (orginals) when you meet at the Centre:
- Passport or National ID Card
- Lease / lodging host statement
- EU citizens: Registration certificate (registration certificate can be obtained from the SIRI
Not EU Citizens: Residence permit (residence permit can be obtained from Immigration SIRI)
- Children’s birth certificate if you bring children.
- Marriage certificate if you are married
International Citizen Service
In partnership with the City of Copenhagen, all international citizens, except students, in the Municipality of Frederiksberg can use the International Citizen Service located in International House Copenhagen.
If you are a student, you have to go in person to the Citizen Service Centre at Frederiksberg City Hall, Smallegade 1, 2000 Frederiksberg.
All the relevant authorities are represented at the International Citizen Service and all the necessary paperwork for newcomers to Denmark can be taken care of in just one sitting (e.g. issuance of CPR number, health insurance card, work and residence permit and tax card).
The International Citizen Service is located at International House Copenhagen. International House also offers public and private services to companies and international newcomers.
For information about opening hours and a full description of the services available from the International Citizen Service and International House, please visit the link at the bottom of the page.
Center for Integration – services for newly arrived internationals
Looking for work in Denmark? Want to learn Danish? In need of a general overview of your possibilities as a newly arrived international citizen?
Center for Integration can guide you in relation to your general possibilities and provide you with insight into the specific services offered to you by the Center:
- Career counselling
- Danish language courses
- The Integration Program for refugees and family reunified
- The Introductory Course for immigrants
Contact Center for Integration for counselling and services if you are +18 years old, living in Frederiksberg, relocated to Denmark within the last 3-5 years and holding one of the following residence permits:
- Family reunified
- Immigrant (EU citizen, accompanying spouse, international worker, international student etc.
Within 3 years for immigrants, within 5 years for refugees and family reunified.
Childcare and Schools
Most Danish children of school age attend the municipal school nearest to their home. There are 12 municipal schools in Frederiksberg.
In general, children start school in the calendar year of their sixth birthday. Your child will usually attend the school nearest your home. However, if there are places available in other schools, you have the option to choose another school.
If you would like your children to attend a Danish private school, including one of Frederiksberg’s international schools, you should contact the Department of Schools.
There are a number of childcare options after school hours. Most schools have an after-school “club” for children, where they can go after regular school hours. After-school childcare facilities are typically located at or near the school your child is attending.
You have to sign up and pay for after-school childcare. Contact your child’s school for assistance.
Applying for childcare
It is your responsibility to contact “Pladsanvisningen” at the municipality to sign your child up for a place at a daycare centre, kindergarten or school. If the Municipality is unable to give you a place immediately, your child's name will be put on a waiting list. The earlier you sign up your child's name, the greater your chance of finding a place when you need it, but you cannot register before the child has received his or her CPR number.
Please note that you can only sign up your child digitally - to log in you need a NemID. You also have to live in the Municipality of Frederiksberg to sign up your child. You can read more about how to do this below.
When working in Denmark, families with children are eligible for receiving child benefits. If your child does not live in Denmark, you have to apply for the benefit yourself.
Children under the age of 18 are automatically registered for child benefits and their families receive child allowance every 3 months. You can read more on the web page Life in Denmark.
If you are working legally in Denmark, you will be covered by the Danish health insurance system. You can read more about this at the Life in Denmark website (see useful links) or in the document below.
Frederiksberg has a well-developed public transport infrastructure with metro, S-trains, buses, bike lanes and car parks.
How to exchange your foreign driver license
Your current driving licence can be exchanged for a Danish driving license if your stay in Denmark has lasted more than six months.
However, this restriction does not apply to people with a Faroese or Greenlandic driving license or to people with driving licenses issued in an EU or EEA country.
If you live in Frederiksberg Municipality, you have to go to the Citizen Service Centre (BorgerServiceCentret), Smallegade 1, 2000 Frederiksberg to exchange the license. Dont forget to book an appointment before arrival.The Citizen Service Centre is a part of the City Hall and is located on the 1st floor (use the back entrance next to the parking lot).
Documents to bring
- A valid passport.
- Your current driving license.
- A valid residence permit or other documentation of residence if you are not a citizen of Denmark or a Nordic country or are not authorised to reside in Denmark without permission.
- A medical certificate issued by your own doctor, if your driving license was not issued in the Faroe Islands, Greenland or in an EU or EEA country.
- A medical certificate is also needed if your foreign driver license is expiring soon.
- A Photo. Photos can be taken at the Citizen Service Centre.
Translation of driving licenses
Please note that the municipality have a right to obtain a translation of your driving license. As a rule, a translation will be required unless the information on the driving license is printed in English or the driving license has been issued from an EU or an EEA country.
If your full and correct name does not appear on your identification papers, you may be requested to document a change of name by presenting a wedding certificate, a certificate of name change or documentation of a filing with a marriage authority or national registration office.
If you do not have a valid passport you must instead bring an original copy of your baptism or birth certificate, your Health Insurance Card or some other suitable proof of identity along with photo identification.
If you have not yet been issued a Civil Registration Number and your date of birth and your name are not clearly displayed on your ID, you must bring an identification document issued by a public authority on which your date and place of birth are clearly displayed.
Read more on Færdselsstyrelsen
All public streets in Frederiksberg are part of a single two-hour parking zone in force from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
From the 1st of January 2020, we will have new parking regulations in Frederiksberg. There will still be two hours of free parking, but it will no longer be possible to use your parking disc when you park here.
Instead, you will need to use one of the five parking apps, or a parking-meter. You can also still buy your parking ticket on the municipality’s website, or through one of the local sellers. You will find a map showing the locations of our local sellers and parking-meters here: www.frederiksberg.dk/parkeringsbillet
Be aware that you will need to use your parking disc when in an area with time restrictions. For example, parking spaces with a 30 minute limit.
Parking payment options
The easiest way to pay for parking is to download one of these apps to your smartphone:
EasyPark: Telefon +457022 1245 or download app'en
OK – Tank, Vask og Parker: text "App” til 1912 or call +458932 2232
ParkMan: ParkMan app – ParkMan.dk
ParkPark: Text "ParkPark app" til 1220
ParkOne: Download ParkOne app'en or pay by MobilePay
You can also pay at the parking-meters or trough one of the local sellers.
Payment must be made by bank transfer to Nordea and the amount must be paid in Danish currency (DKK).
Account no. 0107 4500 17, sort code: 2100
IBAN DK2120 00010 745 00 17
Please note that the parking ticket ID-number (9 character) and license plate number must be specified and the amount must be paid/transferred in Danish currency (DKK).
Welcome to Frederiksberg!
Frederiksberg is a city within the city of Copenhagen. Posh, modern, green and classic.
More than 100,000 people live within just 8.7 square kilometres. Many of the residents are students attending one of Frederiksberg’s fine universities, such as Copenhagen Business School or the University of Copenhagen.
Frederiksberg is considered one of the most attractive urban places to live within greater Copenhagen. Frederiksberg offers unique shopping, restaurants, a mall, Copenhagen Zoo, the Cisterns, and Frederiksberg Have.
For much more information on Frederiksberg, visit our ‘Oplev Frederiksberg’ universe or read our tourist guide (see link below). Alternatively, you can visit internet sites on like AOK, Kultunaut, VisitCopenhagen, and VisitFrederiksberg (see below).
Starting a business in Frederiksberg
Citizens of Frederiksberg and businesses with an address in Frederiksberg can participate in free courses on how to develop a new startup company at HIP Iværksætterhuset. The courses take place frequently across Greater Copenhagen, and different courses are available every month. You can combine the courses according to your needs, preferences, and the time you have available.
Sign up for the different courses and find more information at the HIP Iværksætterhuset website.
You can also contact our counsellor Michael Andresen from Erhvervshus Hovedstaden, who can guide you in all aspects of starting a business.
Frederiksberg is a part of Greater Copenhagen, an area covering eastern Denmark, and the southern tip of Sweden.
The 79 municipalities in Greater Copenhagen are home to 4 million inhabitants and together they represent Scandinavia’s largest recruitment base for highly skilled employees. The region offers world-class research facilities and a creative business environment with access to markets in 2 countries.
Greater Copenhagen aims to be the leading metropolis in Northern Europe in terms of attracting and retaining international investments, companies, tourism and talent.
Read more about Greater Copenhagen at the link below.
How to contact us without NemID
If you want to contact us, but you are not in possession of a NemID, use the web contact form, that you find at the bottom of the page.