Reactivate MitID app

Have you forgotten your PIN code to your MitID app or has your app temporarily been blocked? Then there are different ways to reactivate your app.

Lost or broken phone? See how you activate the new MitID app

Choose how you want to reactivate the MitID app:

If you have MitID as a spare and e.g., have the app on another phone or have a code display, you can log into and reactivate the app on your profile page.

For security reasons, it takes 1 hour from logging in to your MitID profile until you can edit your information.

  1. Log into 
  2. Press View under Authenticator on the profile page
  3. Press Add in the box "Add Authenticator"
  4. Press Request access
  5. Press Log out

Wait 1 hour - you will be notified when you have access to edit

  1. Log into again
  2. Press View under Authenticator on the profile page
  3. Press Add in the box 'Add Authenticator'
  4. Select MitID app from the list
  5. The page 'Activate your MitID app' opens
  6. Find the activation code on the page. You may write it down. You can only use the activation code to activate one app
  7. Now follow the guide: Activate app with activation code

Download the MitID app to your phone or tablet

You have the option of reactivating the MitID app with your passport. You can do this if you have entered the wrong PIN code for the MitID app too many times – or if e.g., you have forgotten your PIN code for the app.

Forgotten or incorrectly entered PIN code?
If you have entered your PIN code for your MitID app incorrectly too many times, your app will be temporarily blocked. You can reactivate your blocked app by verifying who you are e.g., by scanning your passport/ID card and face with the MitID app. You can then create a new PIN code so that your can use your app again. The same applies if you have forgotten your PIN code. 

  1. Open the MitID app - and press the icon in the top left corner to open the menu. 
  2. Press Forgot PIN code in the menu. 
  3. Press Use passport on the screen 'How do you want to change your PIN?' 
  4. Accept Terms and Conditions - and read the Privacy Policy if you want. 
  5. Confirm your identity with your passport/ID card by 1) scanning the code in the passport/ID card 2) scanning the passport/ID card chip and 3) scanning your face (to compare with your photo in your passport/ID card). 
  6. Then choose a new PIN code - and you can now use the MitID app again. 

Video guide:Tips and tricks for scanning passport and face in MitID app (5:49). Please note that you can change the subtitles to English.

A foreign passport/ID card and no Danish CPR number? 
Do you have a foreign passport/ID card – and do you not have a Danish CPR number? Then you need a P-code before you use the MitID app and your passport/ID card to reactivate your app.  

See how to get a P-code. You can use a P-code up to three times, so if you already have a P-code, you might be able to use it again. Follow the steps as described above.  

Requirements for your phone when you reactivate the MitID app with your passport/ID card 
Your phone must be able to scan a chip. Please note that not all tablets/iPads can scan.

Check that your phone is updated: 

    • iPhone: the operating system must be updated to at least iOS 12 and be able to scan a chip (iPhone 7 and newer models) 

If you have an iPhone 6, 6+ or 6S, your phone cannot scan the chip in your passport, even if the models have NFC. 

    • Android: the operating system must be at least version 7 

Go to your phone's settings to see the version. 

If you cannot log into, MitID support can send you a temporary PIN code by SMS. But first you need to identify yourself on the phone. You will need to inform either your passport number or driving license number (valid Danish or Greenlandic driving license or passport) and then answer a series of questions based on your details in the CPR register.

If you cannot answer enough questions, MitID support cannot send you a temporary PIN code and you will have to go to Citizens Service Centre for help in creating a new PIN code instead.

If you have changed your phone number
Please note that if your phone number has been registered or changed on within the last 5 days, MitID support cannot send you a temporary PIN code and you will need to go to Citizens Service Centre instead for help to create a new PIN code.

Call MitID support at +45 33 98 00 10

Call us, do not write us
Please note that you can only get the temporary PIN code by calling the support. Therefore, you cannot write to the support and ask for a temporary PIN code to be sent to you.

You can get an activation code for MitID app at Citizen Service Centre. At the Citizen Service Centre you must identify yourself with a valid documentation to get the activation code. Remember, you must make an appointment at the Citizens Service Centre before you turn up. 

Find your nearest Citizen Service Centre and book an appointment

Bring valid documentation