Summary: The Register Can Be Downloaded Online, But You Need a Danish Electronic ID
|Request sent to||Central Company Register (Click here)|
|Outcome of request||The database can be downloaded online but you need a Danish electronic ID number.|
|Time taken to respond||11 working days (deadline is 7 working days).|
The request was sent on 4 November 2013 to the Central Company Register by Access Info and our partner, Christian Villum. The Central Register answered the next day, in Danish and including a link to the Danish company register. Access Info responded on 5 November 2013 asking if it was possible to continue the correspondence in English, and we were responded to the next day, in English, with a request for clarification on exactly what information we were seeking access to.
Access Info clarified on the same day that we were seeking access to a copy of the entire database and the Register responded, also on the same day (6 November 2013), stating that they didn’t understand the request because there were thousands of companies in the register.
On 26 November 2013 we responded one more time clarifying the request, and on 11 December 2013 we received the following response stating that they could give us the information, but that we needed to agree on a delivery method because the database was too large to send via email. They also reminded us that we could download it from CVR.dk ourselves, but when we tried that we found that we needed to enter a Danish online authentication or ID number.
Accessing the Danish Company Register
|Information available (for free)||The following information is available for free:
You can also download the following information for free:
Databank: The databank may supply structural data according to defined criteria, e.g. all grocers in the Central Jutland Region with 10-20 employees.
|Provision for public access||Full database is available under open license, in machine-readable format and at no cost at this deep link: http://cvr.dk/Site/Forms /CMS/DisplayPage.aspx?pageid=140 – but it requires digital authentication with your ID, and is therefore only available to Danish citizens or residents.
The full database is available for bulk download if you register, then you get an email with a download-link enabling the download of the full database in .CSV format. The data is also available in XML and XLS/excel formats.
Copies of documents may be ordered online on www.cvr.dk under “Andre produkter” (Other products).
All documents can be ordered for delivery by e-mail or collection at our reception against payment of a fee.
|Cost per record||The price of copies of certified documents varies:
|Cost for whole database||You do not need to pay for access.|