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Danish passport

Danish citizens can renew or apply for a new passport at any Citizen Service centre.

How to apply for a passport

Adult passport

You can book an appointment with Copenhagen Citizen Service and come in here to fill in the application.

WHAT TO BRING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH COPENHAGEN CITIZEN SERVICE

  • Your latest passport, even if it has expired. If you no longer have your latest passport, the price of your new passport will be double. If the passport is lost, we ask that you bring either a driving license, original birth/baptism/name/personal data certificate (personattest), or two other forms of ID showing your name and Danish personal registration number (CPR number).
  • A valid, printed passport photo. You can also get a photo taken at the Citizen Service centre for DKK 130 (2023).

If you are a new Danish citizen and are applying for your first Danish passport, you will need to bring your certificate of Danish nationality.

If you are a Danish citizen but don't have a personal registration number (CPR number), you will need to bring documentation for your Danish nationality.

If you are a Danish citizen living in Sweden, you will need to bring a family/personal ID card ( ‘personbevis’ from Skatteverket, the Swedish tax authorities).

Child passport

Your child can get a passport if the child has been named or baptized.

You can book an appointment with Copenhagen Citizen Service and come in here to fill in the application.

WHAT TO BRING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH COPENHAGEN CITIZEN SERVICE

  • Your child must come with you to the Citizen Service centre regardless of the child’s age

  • If your child already has a passport, you need to bring the latest passport too. If you don’t, the fee for the new passport will be double. If your child does not have an old passport, or if the old passport has been lost, you can bring an original certificate of baptism, name, or personal data (personattest), instead. If the certificate is digital, you can show it to us on your mobile phone or tablet.

  • A valid passport photo of the child. You can also get a photo taken at the Citizen Service centre for DKK 130 (2023). For children under 5, we recommend the photo is taken by a professional photographer, however. We do not take photos of children under the age of 2.

  • Proof of identity for the parent (such as a yellow health card, passport, or driving license, for example).

  • If legal custody of the child is shared, both parents must sign a declaration of consent.

If your child has changed nationality
If your child has acquired Danish citizenship and this is your child’s first Danish passport, you will need to bring your child’s certificate of Danish nationality.

If your child does not have a civil registration number
If your child is a Danish citizen but does not have a civil registration number (CPR number), you will need to bring a certificate of Danish nationality as well as a certificate of personal data (person attest) or certificate of birth/baptism.

If your child is a Danish citizen residing in Sweden

Bring a family/personal ID card ('personbevis' from Skatteverket, the Swedish tax authorities). The ID card must be issued within the last 30 days.

If it is the child's first Danish passport, we are required to contact the Danish National Police. Therefore, make sure to book your appointment Monday−Thursday between 10 am and 1.30 pm or Friday between 10 am and 12.30 pm to give us time to contact them during their opening hours.

If your child is a Danish citizen residing in a country other than Denmark and Sweden

Bring an original certificate of baptism, name, or personal data (personattest), stating the parent/parents. If the child has two parents and you are married, you must also bring a marriage certificate.

We are required to contact the Danish National Police. Therefore, make sure to book your appointment Monday−Thursday between 10 am and 1.30 pm or Friday between 10 am and 12.30 pm to give us time to contact them during their opening hours.

Additional passport

You can apply for an additional passport if you need to travel for your work and

  • You have submitted your passport for a visa application, or
  • Your passport has stamps or visas that could make travel impossible in the country where you are planning to go.

You cannot apply for an additional passport for tourist or holiday travel.

Book an appointment with Citizen Service and bring with you

  1. A declaration from your employer with
    • Information that your passport is needed for work travel
    • Your name
    • Your CPR number
    • Your employer’s stamp. If you are self-employed, the declaration must include your company’s CVR number (VAT number), name, address, and telephone number.

      The declaration can be issued for one person only.
       

  2. Either a driving license, original birth/baptism/name/personal data certificate, or two other forms of ID, or documents, showing your name and CPR number.
     
  3. A valid (in Danish), printed photo. You can have your picture taken at Citizen Service for a fee of DKK 130 (2023).

Validity

An additional passport can be issued for the duration of the travel only and for a maximum of two years.

You must hand in your additional passport to Citizen Service after using it.

Fee

The fee for an extra passport is the same as for an ordinary passport. See the fees below.

Book an appointment for an additional passport.

Passport fees

The fee for a new passport depends on your age.

If you have your latest passport and it is intact

  •  0−11 years: DKK 150 (2023)
  • 12−17 years: DKK 179 (2023)
  • 18 years until retirement age: DKK 891 (2023)
  • Persons of retirement age: DKK 379 (2023).

If your latest passport is lost or damaged

  • 0−11 years: DKK 300 (2023)
  • 12−17 years: DKK 358 (2023)
  • 18 years until retirement age: DKK 1,782 (2023)
  • Persons of retirement age: DKK 758 (2023).

Passport photo fee

The fee for having a passport photo taken at the Citizen Service centre is DKK 130. The fee is added to the passport fee. You can buy an extra photo for DKK 20 (2023).

Rules for passport photos

General rules for passport photos 

Passport photo at Copenhagen Citizen Service

  • Adults and children older than two can have a passport photo taken at the Citizen Service centre
  • The photo is digital and the fee is DKK 130 (2023) in addition to the passport fee. You can buy an extra copy of your photo for DKK 20 (2023).

Photos of children under 5

  • We recommend that children under the age of 5 have their photo taken by a professional photographer
  • We do not take photos of children under 2.

Picking up your new passport

You will receive notice by text message to your mobile phone, or by email, when your passport is ready to pick up at the Citizen Service centre.

Remember to bring your old passport if you brought it back after you ordered the new passport from Citizen Service. If you received a temporary passport, you must bring that.

If you no longer have your old passport, please bring either

  • driving licence
  • original birth/baptism/name/person certificate or
  • two other identification cards or documents with your name and social security number.

If you are picking up your child's passport, the child doesn't have to come.

You can pick up the passport up to six months after you ordered it from Citizen Service. After six months, we will destroy the passport.

Book an appointment for picking up your passport

If you don’t have time to wait for a new passport

There are three ways to get a passport quickly:

  • Extension of an existing passport
  • Temporary passport (emergency passport/provisional passport)
  • Urgent delivery of a new passport

Extension of an existing passport

If your, or your child’s, existing passport has expired in the last three months, or is about to expire shortly before you need to travel, you can apply for an extension to be given once by official stamp.

The extension of the passport is free of charge and is valid until you return from your travel but no longer than one year.

Note that some countries do not accept an extension of the passport. You will need to check on your own if your travel destination will accept an extension of your passport. You can do this by contacting the embassy in Denmark representing the country of your travel destination, or your travel agency.

You can book an appointment with Copenhagen Citizen Service and come in here to fill in the application.

Temporary passport (emergency passport/provisional passport)

If your, or your child’s, passport expired more than three months ago, you can apply for a temporary passport.

The fee is the same as for an ordinary passport but if you apply for a new passport at the same time, the temporary passport will be included in the fee.

The temporary passport is valid until you return from your travel but no longer than one year.

Note that some countries do not accept a temporary passport. You will need to check on your own if your travel destination will accept a tempory passport. You can do this by contacting the embassy in Denmark representing the country of your travel destination, or your travel agency.

You can book an appointment with Copenhagen Citizen Service and come in here to fill in the application.

Urgent delivery of a new passport

If you just need to have your own or your child’s passport delivered faster that the usual delivery time of three weeks, you can choose urgent delivery of your passport. Urgent delivery takes approximately five weekdays.

You can book an appointment with Copenhagen Citizen Service and come in here to fill in the application.

 

If in doubt about your options, or if the wait for an appointment with Citizen Service is too long, you are welcome to call us at 33 66 33 66.

If you have lost your passport

Lost in Denmark

If you have lost your Danish passport in Denmark, you must come in to a Citizen Service centre and sign a statement that your passport is lost. We will then initiate an international search.
If, in the meantime, your old passport should turn up again, you must come in to Copenhagen Citizen Service with the passport so that we can call off the search.

If your passport has been stolen, you must report it to the police before you come in to a Citizen Service centre.

If you have lost your child’s passport, you have to fill out the form declaration of missing passport (Erklæring om bortkommet pas – in Danish) before you come in to the Citizen Service centre.

If your old passport is missing or damaged, the fee for a new passport will be double.

Lost abroad

If you have lost your Danish passport abroad, you must report it to the police in the country where you lost it.

You can then contact the Danish embassy/consulate who can help you with a temporary passport.

If your old passport is missing or damaged, the fee for a new passport will be double.

How to renew a foreign passport

Foreign nationals residing in Denmark normally hold a passport from the country of their citizenship. When the time comes to renew the passport, this will usually be handled by the diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general) of the country of which they are a citizen. The embassy may or may not be situated in Denmark.

CONTACT

Copenhagen Citizen Service

Phone opening hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

08:00 - 17:00

Friday

08:00 - 17:00