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Passport

Whether you're applying for a passport for the first time or renewing your existing passport, please read through the below information to confirm if you are entitled to a Danish passport. 

GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING DANISH CITIZENSHIP

Updated legislation regarding dual citizenship came into effect on September 1st 2015. The new legislation makes it possible for Danish citizens to obtain citizenship from a new country without losing their Danish citizenship. This means that if you obtained Canadian citizenship after September 1st 2015, you have not lost your Danish citizenship. However, if you obtained Canadian citizenship prior to this date, you lost your Danish citizenship at that point and you will need to successfully apply for reacquisition of Danish citizenship before you can apply for a new Danish passport.

Read more about Danish citizenship here.

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A DANISH PASSPORT.

Step 1: Start the application.

Begin by completing a copy of the passport application form.

 

Step 2: Gather documents.

To ensure efficient processing of your application, it's important to gather all of the required documents in our document checklist prior to submitting your application. If all documents are not submitted, there's a risk of your application being delayed or refused.

Please select the checklist that applies to your situation:

Biometric passport (applies to all ages when applying in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and when the Embassy is travelling with the biometric suitcase).

Passport extension

Emergency passport

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

 

Step 3: Submit your application

Applications for passport must be submitted in person. Applications for a biometric passport can be submitted in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. This is required in order to verify your identity, collect your biometric data and record your digital signature for the new passport.

Applications for children under the age of 12, emergency passports and passport extensions can also be submitted at the any of our honorary consulates.

Appointments are required at all locations.

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.

 

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.

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).

For more information on citizenship, please click here.

important notice

Biometric passports can be ordered via the Royal Danish Embassy in Ottawa, the Danish Consulate General in Toronto and the Honorary Consulate in Vancouver.

Passports for children under the age of 12, emergency passports and passport extensions can be handled via all of our Honorary Consulates as well. Contact information for all locations is available here.

Processing Times

It takes 3-5 weeks for new passports to be produced and shipped to Canada.

Emergency passports and passport extensions are generally issued on the spot, during your appointment.

Appointment Booking

Please reach out directly to the location you wish to submit your application through. Contact information is available here.

Please note
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.