If you don’t have a danish citizenship

As a foreign citizen in Denmark, you can get the following types of passports:

  • Danish travel documents
  • A Danish alien's passport

If you are not a Danish citizen, you must contact your country’s embassy or consulate. If this is not possible, please contact Udlændingeservice (the Danish Immigration Service).

Regarding refugees

Some foreign nationals cannot obtain a passport from the authorities in the country of which they are a citizen.

Foreign nationals who hold a Danish residence permit as a refugee cannot be required to apply for a passport from the authorities in the country of which they are a citizen. Consequently, they are entitled to a passport issued by the Danish authorities.

Regarding stateless citizen

Foreign nationals who hold a Danish residence permit, and who have been recognised as stateless in accordance with the United Nations Convention of 28 September 1954 about the legal rights of stateless individuals, are entitled to a Danish alien's passport which states that the holder has been recognised as stateless in accordance with the convention.

The Immigration Service can also issue a Danish alien's passport to other foreign nationals who hold a Danish residence permit, for example, as a family reunified person, if the authorities in the country of which they are a national will not issue a national passport.

If you are a danish citizen

In order to get a Danish passport in Copenhagen you must appear in person at Københavns Borgerservice.

Make an appointment with Borgerservice here

Remember to bring:

  • Your old Danish passport. If you do not have a passport already, you must bring other valid identification such as a driver's license in credit card size or original name/birth certificate.
  • Bring a photo that complies with the rules for photo in a passports. You can also have your photo taken when you order the passport.

You have to pay for the passport and possibly a photo when ordering.

Get more information (in Danish) about passport for Danish citizens on kk.dk

Renew your national passport

Foreign nationals residing in Denmark will normally hold a national passport. When the time comes to renew it, this will normally be done by the diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general) of the country of which they are a citizen. The embassy may be situated either in or outside Denmark.