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How do I change my name when getting married?

If you wish to change your name on your wedding day, you must apply for it.

How to apply to change your name

You can apply to change your name on the website borger.dk (in Danish). You must log on using NemID.

If you have questions regarding changing your name you can contact the parish you live in. You can find the parish name here (in Danish) at sogn.dk, if you do not already know it.

It is free to change your name when getting married.

If you wish to change your name on the wedding day

You must submit the form at least 15 days before the wedding if you want the new name to appear automatically on the marriage certificate and for the name to be valid from the day of the wedding.

If you wish to change your name after the wedding

It is free to change your name up to 3 months after the wedding. You must apply digitally using NemID at borger.dk (in Danish). Begin by clicking "Du skal først logge ind her" on the green button.

If you don't have a NemID see How do I get a NemID? 

Change of name when getting married outside Denmark

It is not possible to change your name when getting married outside Denmark if you live in Denmark. Folkeregisteret (The Public Registration Office) in your municipality must first register the marriage, and you must then contact the parish you live in. 

If you are a Danish citizen and live outside Denmark, you have to change your name in the country you live in. 

If you have a passport, driver's license or Health Insurance Card (sundhedskort - the yellow card)

You do not have to get a new passport or driver's license when changing your name. They are valid until the date they expire. However, you have to make sure that the same name on your passport corresponds with your name on a plane ticket, for example.

You will automatically recieve a new health insurance card when you change your name by marriage.

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