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Dual citizenship

On 1 September 2015 the bill amending the Danish Nationality Act came into force. The bill allows for full access to dual and multiple nationalities. Information about the new Act is available in English here.

Danish nationals wishing to acquire Australian or New Zealand citizenship

With the new rules, Danish citizens living in Australia or New Zealand can now acquire Australian or New Zealand citizenship without losing their Danish citizenship.
According to the Danish Ministry of Justice, you no longer need to notify the Danish authorities if you acquire another citizenship.

For information on how to obtain Australian citizenship, please visit the website of Department of Home Affairs. Please note that neither the Danish Embassy in Canberra nor any of the Danish missions in Australia are able to assist regarding Australian citizenship rules.

For information on how to obtain New Zealand citizenship, please visit the website of The Department of Internal Affairs. Please note that neither the Danish Embassy in Canberra nor any of the Danish missions in New Zealand are able to assist regarding New Zealand citizenship rules.

Former Danish nationals wishing to reacquire Danish citizenship

Former Danish nationals, who lost their Danish citizenship by acquiring Australian or New Zealand citizenship before 1 September 2015, could apply for reacquisition of Danish citizenship by sending a declaration and relevant documentation to the The Nationality Division at The Ministry of Immigration and Integration. This procedure was available for a five-year period between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2020. It is no longer possible to apply for reacqusisition of Danish citizenship.

You can read more on the website of The Ministry of Immigration and Integration.

If you have any questions

Please contact the The Nationality Division directly. You can find their contact information here.