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Dual citizenship approved by Danish parliament

06.01.2015  16:52

On Thursday December 18, 2014 the Danish parliament passed legislation allowing dual citizenship in Denmark. The new law will take effect on September 1, 2015.

The new law will permit foreigners to obtain Danish citizenship without giving up the citizenship of their own country, and it will give Danes who have lost their Danish citizenship as a result of obtaining foreign citizenship the possibility to reclaim it.


The current rules will continue to apply until the law comes into force. This means that Danish citizens who obtain citizenship in another country before September 1, 2015 will lose their Danish citizenship.


Former Danish nationals who have lost their Danish citizenship due to obtaining foreign citizenship will be able to submit a statement to the Danish state administration between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2020. If certain specified requirements are met one will be able to regain his/her Danish citizenship.

Please click here for more information (in Danish only): http://www.justitsministeriet.dk/arbejdsomr%C3%A5der/statsborgerskab/dobbelt-statsborgerskab-0 and http://www.ft.dk/samling/20141/lovforslag/L44/index.htm