Before you get MitID

MitID is replacing  NemID. You will use MItID  verify your identity on the internet in the  same way you use NemID today. For example:

  • Log on to your netbank
  • Read digital mails from the Government
  • Shop on the internet

  • Get your MitID from with the use of NemID
  • Get your MitID from the MitID app with the use of af valid passport
  • Get your MitID By visiting a citizen service center.

Read more here

MitID can be used in different ways. You can use the MitID app to swipe or get your codes using the MitID code diplay, the MitID audio code reader or the MitID chip. You can get and use the MitID app, the MitID code display and the MitID audio code reader for free. Read more about the different MitID authenticators here  

NemID is a secure solution at the moment but with the introduction of MitID, we enhance the security dimension both now and in the future. One security enhancement is the phasing out the code card since it unfortunately presents a potential security problem. Another security enhancement is that we enable more transparentcy when in the process of executing a transaction. In addition you will be informed via the MitID app, SMS or E-mail, if another authenticator is being activated, or if you are using MitID from a computer that you haven’t  previously used for this purpose.

Even though you have got MitID, you must still keep your NemID until further notice. In a transitional period you can still be asked to use NemID. NemID closes in the summer 2023. 

MitID will not cost you anything, as a starting point.

  • The MitID is free, and so are the first three MitID code displays and MitID audio code readers. Battery life is expected to be approximately 10 years (normal use), so unless you loose your MitID code display or MitID audio code reader, MitID will not cost you 

  • If you work with sensitive data or log on to MitID several times a day, you can purchase a MitID chip.

  • It is not a requirement that you get MitID, just as NemID is not a requirement. However, NemID will cease to exist in the future. This means that you have have NemID today and would like to continue to use the same digital services you normally use, you will need MitID. 
  • The public authorities are obligated to help the citizens, who aren’t able to use the digital self-service solutions.

Read about it here Danes living abroad.

Read about it here Non-citizens in Denmark.

If you want access to the public online services like student grants or the Danish Tax Authority, MitID will be required.

Read about it here Non-citizens in Denmark.

It is possible for you to get MitID as a 13 years old. It is an offer to anyone, who needs to access the different self-service solutions, e.g. online banking,, og just checking taxes for your part time job. As a parent, if your child is 13 and needs MitID, you and your child must visit your citizen service centre to get his/hers MitID. The reason for your physical visit to your citizen service centre is to document your identity thus avoid identity theft. 

Read more about MitID for the 13 and 14 years old - and what to bring with you to the citizen service