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Consular Matters

As a general rule, the Danish Foreign Service, which includes Danish representations abroad, will assist all Danish nationals and – as much as possible – foreigners with a permanent address in Denmark.

Persons not holding Danish nationality, or persons holding dual nationality, cannot however be certain that the authorities of the country in question will accept that Denmark offers assistance if the case in question is in conflict with the authorities of that country – e.g. cases of imprisonment.

Consular services include issuing Danish passports, Danish driver's licences, visas for Denmark, and assistance in connection with illness and death, money transfers, imprisonment, child abduction cases etc.

As a general rule a fee is applicable to most services, with the exceptions of child abduction cases, cases of imprisonment and in the instance of a serious crime committed against a Danish national.

The Danish Foreign Service will not grant funds in cases where Danish nationals and foreign nationals with a permanent address in Denmark are in need of funds while travelling abroad. This applies to requests to borrow money for a return ticket to Denmark, payment of hospital bills, medical evacuation to Denmark, legal costs etc.

For advice to Danish nationals on travelling abroad, please visit the consular home page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Rejse til udlandet and Rejsevejledninger, in Danish only).

Please note, that advice and recommendations on this homepage are given with the usual proviso for errors and omissions and that the Embassy is not responsible for any damages or loss as a result of the information given on this home page.