Nille Starup Feldskov, 22 år, finansøkonom:
"Jeg valgte IBA, efter jeg havde været til et arrangement med både lærere og studerende. Det gav et rigtigt godt indtryk af studiemiljøet..."
In case of emergency, accidents and fire call 112 (free number).
Danes call it „the health insurance certificate“ because the card shows that you are entitled to free medical help. It is also proof that you are legally staying in Denmark.
You get the Yellow Card six weeks after registration – and you cannot register before you have moved in to your accommodation. You must bring your tenancy agreement, acceptance letter from IBA and your passport (with permission to stay in Denmark or visa) when you register.
If you move to another apartment you must inform "Folkeregister" of your new address and you will receive a new Yellow Card.
You must always carry your yellow card with you. The yellow card is strictly personal. It is forbidden to lend it to anyone. If you misuse your yellow card you may be fined.
When you leave Denmark you must also inform Folkeregister that you are no longer living in Denmark and return your yellow card.
How to get Yellow card and Central registration number (CPR number)
You register at „Folkeregister“ in Kolding City Hall and will be given a Civil Registration number („CPR“) which is yours for life: if you leave Denmark and return many years later, you will still have that number. The first six figures show your date of birth, the last four are your personal code. After having received this code, you will receive several government forms, e.g. the „yellow card“.
Please note: The CPR number should not be disclosed to anyone else, apart from someone in an official capacity (eg doctors, bank clerk, phone company, housing companies) wo may require it.
Medical and dental treatment
If you need to see a doctor you must call your own doctor to make an appointment. The doctors name and telephonenumber appear in the top of your Yellow Card. Usually you will have to wait up to one week for an appointment. If the doctor feels that you can't wait you will of course get an appointment the same or following day.
If you need a doctor in the evening/night you must call
70 11 07 07 - where a doctor will talk to you about your medical situation and if necessary willrefer you to a doctor at Kolding Sygehus (emergency entrance).
Although dentral treatment is not free in Denmark, you pay a reduced price if yoy bring your yellow card. You can call any dentist you wish and make an appointment. Ask the dentist what the treatment will cost as dental treatment is fairly expensive in Denmark.