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Passport Applications

Whether you want to apply for a passport for the first time or renew your passport please read the information below to find out if you are eligible for a Danish passport.


Please note that the information below is in effect from September 1, 2015.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT DANISH CITIZENSHIP

On September 1, 2015, the bill amending the Danish Nationality Act came into force. The bill allows for full access to dual and multiple nationalities. This implies that if you became a Canadian citizen after September 1, 2015, you did not lose your Danish citizenship. However, if you acquired Canadian citizenship before this date, you lost your Danish citizenship. In that situation, you will have to apply for reacquisition of Danish citizenship before you can apply for a new Danish passport.

Dual citizenship is also accepted in other circumstances, such as if persons are born outside of Denmark to at least one Danish parent. For example, children born in Canada to a Danish mother and Canadian father automatically have both Danish and Canadian citizenship. However, in order not to lose their Danish citizenship, these children must apply to retain it before the age of 22.

For more information on citizenship, please click here.
 
IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A DANISH PASSPORT (follow Step 1, 2, 3)

STEP 1: START THE APPLICATION
Start by filling in a  copy of the passport application form.

STEP 2: COLLECT DOCUMENTS 
Please click here for the checklist which is suitable to your situation:

Biometric Passports (all ages, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and when the Embassy travels with the biometric suitcase)

Passport Extensions 

Emergency Passports 

Passports for children under the age of 12 (only when applying at an honorary consulate. If applying in Ottawa, Toronto or Vancouver, please refer to the checklist for Biometric Passports.)

For quick and efficient processing you must collect all the required documents in the mandatory checklist before you submit your application. Failure to submit all the documents may result in unnecessary delays or rejection.  

Please note that it is not necessary to bring a passport photo as a digital photo will be taken at the time of the application.

STEP 3: SUBMIT APPLICATION
Passport applications must be submitted in person at the Danish Embassy in Ottawathe Danish Consulate General in Toronto or the Honorary Consulate in Vancouver so that Embassy or consular staff may verify your identity and collect your biometric information and signature for your new passport.

Please call ahead to book an appointment to submit your application. 

If you do not live close to the previously mentioned locations, please see our travel schedule to see if we will be in a city close to you in the near future.

PROCESSING TIME
The processing time is 3 to 5 weeks.

RETURN OF PASSPORT

New passports can be returned to you using a prepaid, self-addressed courier envelope or you can have it shipped directly to a consulate near you. If you prefer the latter, make sure that you inform the consular staff of this when submitting your application. Please note that there will be an additional fee for this.

Embassy of Denmark in Canada

Important Notice

Please note that neither the Embassy nor our consulates can be held responsible for technical difficulties, human errors or shipping delays in the processing of passports, permits and visa applications.

 

It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply in time for the intended departure.

 

For passports: 5 weeks prior

For permits: 3 months prior

For visas: A minimum of 18 days prior (15 days of processing plus shipping).

 

The processing times may be longer than this during peak travel season (May, June, July, August and December) due to case volume or if cases require further scrutiny.