Information in English

These pages contain general information about the Municipality of Frederiksberg in English. This includes an introduction to our city, our political system, useful information for newcomers and the Municipality’s many services.


    Welcome to Frederiksberg.dk!

    This page contains the most important information about the Municipality of Frederiksberg.

    You can read 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.

    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 29 members from six different political parties. Michael Vindfeldt from the Social Democratic Party became Mayor in 2022.

    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.

    Frederiksberg Citizen Service Centre is your first point of call in the Municipality of Frederiksberg. Whether you want to plan to renovate your home, set up your MitID 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.

    Book an appointment.

    Do you need to register in Denmark read more under "Registration and CPR number upon arrival in Denmark". 


    Citizen Service Center

    Frederiksberg Municipality, Frederiksberg City Hall

    Telephone hours
    Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm
    Friday 10 am - 1 pm
    Saturday, Sunday and Holidays closed

    Opening hours (book an appointment)
    Monday and Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 1 pm
    Saturday, Sunday and Holidays closed

    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 International House.

    If your stay in Denmark in 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.

    Register online

    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 (originals) 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

    In partnership with the City of Copenhagen, all international citizens in the Municipality of Frederiksberg can use the International Citizen Service located in International House.

    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.

    Remember to notify the authorities (borger.dk) if you are relocating abroad.

    I have MitID:

    I don't have MitID:

    For questions about registration don't hesitate to contact us. For contact information see the bottom of this page. 

    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:

    • Refugee
    • 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.

    Center for Integration

    Frederiksberg Rådhus
    Smallegade 1, 2. sal
    2000 Frederiksberg

    For borgere: Send sikker Digital Post til Center for integration
    For virksomheder: Send sikker Digital Post til Center for integration

    Telefonisk henvendelse:

    Mandag - torsdag kl. 8-15
    Fredag kl. 8-12

    Phone: 38 21 57 00

    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.

    After-school childcare
    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 your child has received his or hers CPR number.

    Please note that you can only sign up your child digitally - to log in you need a NemID/MitID. 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.

    Child benefits
    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).

    Frederiksberg has a well-developed public transport infrastructure with metro, S-trains, buses, bike lanes and car parks.

    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 (Borgerservice), 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.

    Other information
    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.

    In Frederiksberg there is two hours of free parking, but when you park your car, you cannot use your parking disc.

    Instead, you will need to use one of the six 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.

    When do you have to pay?

    The parking zone applies on weekdays between 7 AM and 12 AM and on Saturdays between 7 AM and 5 PM. Parking is still free during weekends from Saturday at 5 PM until Monday at 7 AM as well as on national public holidays. You will find an overview of the public holidays here: www.frederiksberg.dk/parkeringsbillet

    You will find a map showing the locations of our lokal dealer and P&D here: www.frederiksberg.dk/parkeringsbillet

    • APCOA FLOW: Download via App Store eller Google Play
    • EasyPark: Telefon 7022 1245 eller hent app'en
    • OK – Tank, Vask og Parker: Sms ”App” til 1912 eller ring 8932 2232
    • ParkMan: ParkMan app – ParkMan.dk
    • ParkPark: Download via App Store eller Google Play
    • ParkOne: Download ParkOne app'en og betal nemt med MobilePay
    • Resident license
    • You can apply for a parking license (beboerlicens) if you live in Frederiksberg. You can read more about the terms and conditions for obtaining a resident licence here: www.frederiksberg.dk/parkeringslicens

    A parking license for at car with an energy class between A and G cost 290 Danish kroner per year. A parking license for a car with an energy class between A+ and A+++ cost 160 Danish kroner per year.

    Furthermore, it is possible to buy a flexible resident license for 40/75 Danish kroner per month, depending on the car’s energy class.

    You can apply for the parking license here: www.frederiksberg.dk/parkeringslicens

    Resident with borrowed/rented car

    The price of the licence is 90 Danish kroner per week to 90. You can see the therms and apply for the parking license here: www.frederiksberg.dk/parkeringslicens


    It is possible to apply for a parking license (pendlerlicens), if you are working in Frederiksberg. The price for the licence is 500 Danish kroner a month.

    You can see the therms and apply for the parking license here: www.frederiksberg.dk/parkeringslicens

    Business licence

    A business licence cost 1.265 Danish kroner per year.

    You can see the therms and conditions and apply for a business licence here: www.frederiksberg.dk/parkeringslicens

    Parking of a trailer and parking when staying overnight

    Trailer an and caravans with at total weight of 2000 kilos or below are only allowed to park for 12 hours in Frederiksberg.

    Furthermore, it is not allowed to park vehicles used for advertising or accommodation.

    The following exempt for payment in the parking zone

    a) Cars with a valid disability badge, clearly displayed on the windscreen of the car.
    b) Motorcycles, scooters and trailers.
    c) Shared cars, which have been approved by Frederiksberg Municipality
    d) Electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars

    Parking fine

    Payment must be made by bank transfer to Jyske Bank and the amount must be paid in Danish currency (DKK).

    Payment instruction:
    Swift: JYBADKKK
    Account no. 7134 0001231232
    IBAN: DK2471340001231232

    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).

    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. Alternatively, you can visit the internet sites Kultunaut, and VisitFrederiksberg.

    If you want to do volunteer work, VOLUNTEERmatch Frederiksberg can help. You will find VOLUNTEERmatch Frederiksberg at the Main Library at Falkoner Plads 3.


    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.

    Individual counselling

    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.

    If you want to contact us, but you are not in possession of a MitID, use the web contact form, that you find at the bottom of the page.

    This year, the English-speaking candidates from Academic Center Frederiksberg, have the opportunity to be a part of the National Academic Campaign, that takes place in September-November 2022.

    The purpose of the Academic Campaign is to build a bridge between academics and small and medium sized companies and in doing so, helping the academic candidate become employed within this sector.

    The Academic Campaign is in a close dialogue with the business community and brings knowledge about academic’s competencies that are in demand. The Academic Campaign has already guided more than 3.000 academics in the invisible labor market in the segment of small and medium sized companies. This market segment constitutes over 90% of the business community in Denmark.

    If you want to know more about the Academic Campaign click on the following link: Akademikerkampagnen. If you are curious about the job opportunities within the segment of small and medium sized companies you are more than welcome to join our webinar:” The hidden potential for academics in the segment of small and medium sized companies”. 

    If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call Julijana Nechevska at phone number: 2898 5749.



    Citizen Service Center

    Frederiksberg Municipality, Frederiksberg City Hall

    Telephone hours
    Monday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm
    Friday 10 am - 1 pm
    Saturday, Sunday and Holidays closed

    Opening hours (book an appointment)
    Monday and Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 1 pm
    Saturday, Sunday and Holidays closed

    Phone: 38 21 21 21

    Send secure Digital Post to the Citizen Service Centre (NemId is necessary)

    Send secure message to the Citizen Service Centre with a web contact form (without NemId login)

    Book an appointment