Electronic registration of visitors at our reading rooms

We register the identity of all visitors at the reading rooms at the National Archives. To be registered as a user you will have to show personal ID with picture. Before entering the reading room, you have to scan either you Danish health insurance card or a guest card. The purpose of the registration is to prevent theft.

Become a registered user

At your first visit

We register all visitors with or without a Danish health insurance card at the first visit at one of the reading rooms.

To be registered as a user you will need to show personal ID with picture and provide us with information about your full name and address.

If you don’t have a Danish health insurance card, we will issue you with a personal guest card with a limited period of validity.

When registered

Every time you visit the reading room, you have to scan the health insurance card or your guest card and enter a personal code.

If you forget your code or your card

If you are issued a new insurance card or forget your personal code or if your guest card is expired you are required to show personal ID with picture for re-registration.

Is it legal to register visitors of the reading rooms?

Some of our users have asked whether registration of visitors is legal. This registration is in accordance with Danish law.