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Danish Passports

In the following you will find information on:

Submission of passport application

Australia: The passport application should be submitted either at the Embassy in Canberra or the General Consulate in Sydney. It is not necessary to make an appointment as long as the applicant arrives during normal opening hours. (Please note Canberra and Sydney have different opening hours). Applicants travelling from afar are nevertheless encouraged to make an appointment. In emergency situations please contact the nearest mission. Additional fees will be charged outside normal office hours.

New Zealand: Passport application should be submitted at the Honorary Consulate in Auckland, and by appointment only. For contact details please click here.

Biometric data and passport applications in other cities

Special equipment (a so-called biometric station) is required for taking photos, recording fingerprints and signature electronically. In Oceania the Embassy in Canberra, the Consulate General in Sydney and the Consulate General in Auckland are the only Danish missions equipped with a biometric station. However, twice each year we travel around Australia with a biometric suitcase, making it possible to submit passport applications in other cities. You can find more information about the dates and places of these visits by clicking here.

Honorary Consulates

Honorary Consulates in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji can still issue extensions of passports, emergency passports and receive applications for passports for children under the age of 12 (no biometric data requirement). For more information please read the document to the right 'Important Information about Biometric Passports'.  

Check lists

For applications submitted with the Embassy in Canberra or the Consulate General in Sydney only one set of below documents is required.

For applications submitted with any of the Honorary Consulates two sets of all documentation is required including the application form. One set can be a photocopy of the original set.

Australian citizenship by descent - possible loss of Danish citizenship
For individuals (children and passport applicants)  who were born outside of Australia and acquired Australian citizenship by descent before 01/09/2015, there is a chance that the Danish citizenship has been lost. A Danish passport cannot be issued to these individuals until their case has been tried by the Danish Nationality Division under the Ministry of Immigration and Integration. This is regardless of whether the individual has previously been granted a Danish passport. For more information about this please see our website. Should you have any questions to the information on this page please do not hesitate to contact the Danish Embassy in Canberra or the Consulate General in Sydney.

Passports for children under 18 years of age 

  • Application form duly completed by both parents. The form can be downloaded from this page.
  • Both parents must be present at the time of application. (Only in exceptional cases we can give dispensation to this requirement. In such cases identifying documentation for both parents must be supplied. The mission will contact the absent parent to verify the consent).

  • In case of one parent holding sole custody, formal documentation must be supplied.

  • Copy of the childs birth certificate - if it is the childs first passport

  • The child's old passport plus copy - only if one has been issued before.

  • Copy of the parent's marriage certificate - for children born prior to 1 July 2014 of a Danish father and it is the child's first passport. Children born after 1 July 2014 are able to obtain passports without a marriage certificate - if either parent is a Danish citizen.

  • Copy of the data page of the Danish parent's passport - only if it is the child's first passport.

  • Passport photo (just in case the child cannot sit still long enough for us to take a good photo here). Please see the photo requirements here.

  • Application fee Prod. no. 102 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs list of fees. Please note that the Embassy in Canberra only accepts cash, cheque or money order. The Consulate General in Sydney only accept EFTPOS cards connected to a savings or cheque account as approved means of payment. Cash, cheques and money orders are not accepted as a form of payment. Credit Cards will only be accepted exceptionally in cases where the costumer is a Danish citizen travelling through Australia and not in possession of a Australian EFTPOS card.

  • Further to the above we may also request documentation of a valid residence permit for the country of residence. If we consider this to be necessary we will request this upon submission of the application. For applicants residing in Australia this could be a Visa Entitlement Verification (VEVO) from Dept. of Immigration and Citizenship.

  • The child must be present when submitting the application form.

Passports for children under 12 years of age submitted at an Honorary Consulate

When applying for a passport for a child under the age of 12 at an Honorary Consulate, the same documentation must be presented as for children under 18 as listed above. In addition two printed passport photos (see photo requirements here) must be enclosed.

It is always a requirement that the child is present upon application for us to verify the identity. 

Passports for persons 18 years of age and older

  • Application form duly completed and signed. The application form can be downloaded from this page.
  • Your old passport plus copy of the data page of the passport.
  • Application fee: Prod. no. 101 (for applicants between 18 to 65 years of age) and 103 (for applicants over 65 years of age) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs list of fees. Please note that the Embassy in Canberra only accepts cash, cheque or money order. The Consulate General in Sydney only accept EFTPOS cards connected to a savings or cheque account as approved means of payment. Cash, cheques and money orders are not accepted as a form of payment. Credit Cards will only be accepted exceptionally in cases where the costumer is a Danish citizen travelling through Australia and not in possession of a Australian EFTPOS card.
  • Further to the above we may also request documentation of a valid residence permit for the country of residence. If we consider this to be necessary we will request this upon submission of the application. For applicants residing in Australia this could be a Visa Entitlement Verification (VEVO) from Dept. of Immigration and Citizenship

Other important information

Passport photo

It will not be necessary to bring a passport photo with the application, as the photo will be taken at the consulate on the day.

Name change

For rules on name changes in Danish passports, please see our page about name change.

Turn-around time

Since all passports are manufactured in Denmark please allow 3-6 weeks for processing. Applications for passports should therefore be submitted well in advance of your planned travel. (Please note passport applications submitted during a biometric suitcase visit takes 4-6 weeks to be issued).

Fees

Please view the page consular fees.

Please note that the Embassy in Canberra only accepts cash, cheque or money order. The Consulate General in Sydney only accept EFTPOS cards connected to a savings or cheque account as approved means of payment. Cash, cheques and money orders are not accepted as a form of payment. Credit Cards will only be accepted exceptionally in cases where the costumer is a Danish citizen travelling through Australia and not in possession of a Australian EFTPOS card.    

Stolen passport

If the old passport has been lost or stolen this must be reported to the police and a copy of the police rapport must be enclosed with the application.

Receiving the new passport

The new passport can either be collected at the passport issuing mission where the application was handed in, or it can be posted to the applicant without further fees. For security reasons the passport can only be posted by registered post - the applicant has to sign on delivery when receiving the letter.
The new passport can also be posted to a different Danish mission overseas eg. to the nearest honorary consulate where the passport then can be collected. Please be aware that the honorary consulate in this case will have to charge a fee for handing over the passport according to Prod no 135 in The Executive Order on Payment for Services provided by the Danish Foreign Service.

The old passport

The old passport has to be cancelled before the new one can be handed over. If the applicant wishes to keep the old passport after it has been cancelled the applicant has the following options:

  • The old passport gets handed in together with the application. When the new passport arrives the old passport will be cancelled and handed over/posted together with the new passport
  • If the applicant needs the old passport before the new one has been issued the applicant can forward the old passport to the passport issuing authority where the application was handed in.
  • When handing over the new passport at the nearest honorary consulate, the consulate will at the same time cancel the old passport. Please be aware that the honorary consulate in this case will have to charge a fee for handing over the passport according to Prod no 135 in The Executive Order on Payment for Services provided by the Danish Foreign Service.

Please note that neither the Honorary Consulates nor the Danish Consulate General in Sydney accepts any liability for loss of passport in the mail.

Extension of passport

If a passport is about to expire or has expired within the last 3 months, the Embassy in Canberra, the Consulate General in Sydney as well any of the Honorary Consulates are able to extend the passport. The extension will be given for the proposed travel and maximum for 1 year. Fees for extension: Product no 104 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs list of fees.