Digital ID for Denmark
Launched in 2010, NemID has been the primary method in Denmark for identifying oneself online, including for online banking, accessing public authorities and conducting business with any of the many companies that offer NemID in their services. NemID is owned by the Nets DanID A/S company.
NemID is issued for both business and personal use. The business versions allow authorised people to use NemID to identify themselves as an employee of the company, to act on behalf of the company and to access corporate online banking.
Logging in or identifying yourself with NemID is the same no matter where you are using it. You just need your NemID user ID, your password and a code. The code serves as a form of two-factor authentication. The code is provided on a physical card containing a list of one-time use codes the user carries with them. In 2018, the NemID Code app for smartphones and tablets was launched, eliminating the need for the physical code card.
To obtain a NemID, you must have a Danish CPR, be over the age of 15 and have a valid ID. You can request a NemID from your bank or a citizen service center. Danes living abroad can request it online.