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When applying for a passport

Danish Passports

In the following you will find information on passport applications and mobile biometric kit.

Please read this hand-out carefully before you lodge your passport application at a Danish mission (embassy or consulate).

Note - Upon passport application (regular passport, provisional/emergency), if you cannot provide/present your most recent passport (ie. lost, stolen or damaged), then it will incur an additional fee fee according toThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs list of fees Please also be aware that Danish citizens may only be issued three passports over a five-year period.

Submission of passport application

Australia: The passport application should be submitted in person either at the Embassy in Canberra or the Consulate General in Sydney.
Canberra: Passport application by prior appointment.
Sydney: Passport application by prior appointment via the link here.

In emergency situations please contact the nearest mission. Additional fees will be charged outside normal office hours.

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

Honorary Consulates in Australia, New Zealand (Wellington and Christchurch) and Fiji can issue extensions of passports, emergency passports and receive applications for passports for children under the age of 12 (no biometric data requirement). The Honorary Consulate in Auckland however also accepts applications for both children and adults.

Passports for persons over 18 years of age and older

  • Application form duly completed and signed.
  • Your old passport plus copy of the data page of the passport.
  • Application fee according to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs list of fees. Please note that the Embassy in Canberra and the Consulate General in Sydney only accepts payment by card (except American Express and Diners Club cards). Alternatively, a request can be made for an electronic transfer to the Embassy's or Consulate's bank account prior to your appointment. 
  • 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 Home Affairs
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    Passports for children under 18 years

    It is imperative that both holders of legal custody over a child consent before a Danish representation can process an application for a passport to a child. In cases where both holders of custody are unable to attend personally, we offer the possibility of giving digital consent.

    You can give digital consent for a passport to your child if you have a Danish CPR number and NEM-ID. Your child does not need to have a Danish CPR number.

    Give digital consent here.

    Once you have filled the consent form and signed with your NEM-ID, you can print a receipt. The consent is valid for 90 days.

    As a starting point, one parent should attend personally with the child. In cases where none of the custody holders can attend, both custody holders can give digital consent.

    If the application is lodged in Canberra or Sydney you need to bring only 1 copy of the documentation below.

    If the application is lodged at one of our Honorary Consulates for a child younger than 12 years or lodged at our Biometric Visits, you need to bring 2 copies of the documentation below.

    • 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 child's birth certificate - if it is the child's 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 according to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs list of fees Please note that the Embassy in Canberra and the Consulate General in Sydney only accepts payment by card (except American Express and Diners Club cards). Alternatively, a request can be made for an electronic transfer to the Embassy's or Consulate's bank account prior to your appointment. 

    • 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 Home Affairs.

    • 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.

     

    To allow for remittance and any potential issues with your child’s passport application, please ensure you lodge the application at least 3-4 weeks prior to your child turning 12 (when finger prints are required).

    It is a requirement that the child is present when lodging the application (to verify the identity). 


    Biometric Mobile Kit

    A consular staff member from the Embassy in Canberra or the Consulate General in Sydney will travel with the mobile biometric kit to selected Honorary Consulates in the region in order to record biometric data of Danish passport applicants. See more here

     

    Payment

    Please note that the Embassy in Canberra and the Consulate General in Sydney only accepts payment by card (except American Express and Diners Club cards). Alternatively, a request can be made for an electronic transfer to the Embassy's or Consulate's bank account prior to your appointment. 

     

    Collection of passport

    The new passport will be available for collection at the representation where the application was submitted. Should the applicant be unable to pick up the passport in person, it may be collected by a relative or friend. This requires presentation of a written authority by applicant as well as photo ID of the person authorised to collect the passport. 

    The new passport can also be forwarded to another Danish mission or representation for collection, incl. a local municipality in Denmark. Please note there will be a fee charged. Application fee according to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs list of fees 

     

    Further documentation

    We may 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 Home Affairs.