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Danish Citizenship

There are several avenues for applying for Danish citizenship. Please select the option below that suits your situation.

If you are a former Danish citizen, who has taken on a new citizenship and would like to apply to regain your Danish citizenship, please follow this process.

As a general rule, Danish nationals born abroad lose their Danish nationality when reaching the age of 22. However, retention (if you are between 21 and 22) of Danish nationality may be granted provided certain conditions are fulfilled. Please follow this process.

As a general rule, Danish nationals born abroad lose their Danish nationality when reaching the age of 22. However, proof (if you are older than 22) of Danish nationality may be granted provided certain conditions are fulfilled. Please follow this process.

If you were born in Denmark between 1961-1979 to a Danish mother and a father of foreign nationality, please follow this process.

If you have received a Danish citizenship certificate from the Danish authorities, but are unable to find it, you can apply for Confirmation of Proof – Anmodning om bevisbekræftelse - through the Danish Ministry of Immigration and Integration. The processing time is approximately 6 months starting when the application is received at the ministry. You can find the application form here (in Danish only).

Embassy of Denmark in Canada