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Serve yourself online ( is your gateway to all the services the Danish public sector offers. It was developed by the Municipal Councils and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Development.

Efficient, quick and user friendly

Studies show that 85% of Danes want to serve themselves online, which is done through According to the OECD, online service provision in Denmark is 2 to 3.75 times less expensive than other delivery channels (i.e. telephone, in person, in writing) as studies conducted on the local government level have shown.

Yet another public/private partnership

Ideas inspired by developments in the private sector and by public sector front-runners. For instance, authorities like ATP and Udbetaling Danmark decided to close down their citizen-facing websites in favour of consolidating all content and all eServices on

A personal citizen's experience and Min Side (or My Page) is unlocked with NemID to use ‘personal fragments’ such as age, gender, geographical location to make it possible to target specific groups of the population

A total of four waves has since then expanded the scope of possibilities on

When new services are added to, it becomes mandatory for the citizens to use this service online.

Look at the timeline to find out what services have been implemented.

  • December 1st, 2012Wave 1

    1st set of mandatory digital self-services included a change of address (in the National Register of Persons), application for a healthcare card, application for an EU healthcare card, application for admission to daycare, application for admission to an elementary school, repayment of state education loan and much more.
  • December 1st, 2013Wave 2

    The following areas are comprised by Wave 2 on mandatory self-service including information on departure from Denmark, request for the protection of name and address, request for loan towards the payment of property tax, application for financial free-place support regarding a place in a day-care facility, application for enrolment in an after-school centre and much more.
  • December 1st, 2014Wave 3

    The following areas are comprised by Wave 3 on mandatory digital self-services included: application regarding weapons and explosives, application for planning permission, etc. and information on building works, application for designation of premises and outdoor areas, information regarding waste management schemes, application for parental responsibility, the child’s residence, contact with the child, etc.
  • December 1st, 2015Wave 4

    The following areas are comprised by Wave 4 on mandatory digital self-service such as: application for sickness benefit, Request for access to records to be viewed at The Danish National Archives, submission of consent to retrieval of child protection certificate, application for personal allowances, application for ordinary health allowance, application for increased health allowance etc.

For more information on digitalization strategy follow this link.

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