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Passports for Adults

Biometric passports

On 1 January 2012, Denmark introduced biometric passports (digital photo, signature and fingerprints). For passport applicants in the UK this means that adults and children aged 12-18 must apply for a passport at the Embassy in London, in Denmark (Borgerservicecentre), or another Danish mission abroad (not Consulates/Vice-Consulates). 

Children under 12 can apply for a new passport either at the Embassy, a Consulate/Vice-Consulate, in Denmark (Borgerservicecentre) or another mission abroad, see information under Passports for under 18s).

Applications must be submitted in person (regardless of age) at the Embassy’s Passport Office.

The Embassy will take a digital photograph and collect 2 fingerprints (index fingers) and a digital signature. These will be used for your new biometric passport.

Adult passports are valid for 10 years.

Please be advised that if you have a Danish CPR-number and are therefore registered in the CPR-Register, you must be registered as a Danish citizen. If you are registered with another nationality, you will not be able to apply for a new passport and will have to contact the “Folkeregister” in the municipality where you lived last or where the registration took place. If in doubt about how you are registered, please contact the “Folkeregister” here.

Required documentation

  1. One Application Form per person completed and signed. Please download the Application Form  here 
  2. Your current passport.
  3. First time applications:
    Original Birth Certificate.
    If mother is Danish: copy of mother's Danish passport
    If father is Danish: copy of father's Danish passport and copy of parents' Marriage Certificate if the applicant was born before 1.7.2015
    Please note that some documents may need to be legalised: Recognition of foreign certificates
  4. If you were born outside Denmark or if you did not acquire Danish nationality by birth: Original Certificate of Danish Nationality (Statsborgerretsbevis).
  5. If you have changed your name after your current passport was issued: Original documentation of your name change. Please click here to find more information about Change of Name

Please note that the Embassy has the right to ask for further ID if necessary.

Fee: £121.00 debit & credit cards (Embassy only. If you are not applying through the Embassy please enquire at the Consulate about payment options).

Lost Passports

If your passport has been lost/stolen, you should also submit the following documents: 

  • Police report (the theft should be reported to a Police Station in the locality where the passport was stolen) or Crime Reference Number.
  • Photo-ID and proof of CPR-number, if any. If you have a copy of your current passport, please bring this.

A declaration must be completed at the Embassy stating the circumstances under which the passport was lost/stolen.

Make an appointment

You will need an appointment at the Passport Office to renew/ apply for a new passport. When using the system for the first time you will need to create a new user account via the link in the square, before you can make a booking. When you have booked the appointment a confirmation email will be sent to your email address (it will not be shown on the screen at the end of the booking).

To make an appointment please click here (appointments can be booked up to 3 weeks ahead).

Please note that appointments cannot be booked by telephone through the Passport or Information Office.

If you require an emergency passport at the same time because your existing passport has been lost, stolen or damaged and you are travelling before you receive your new passport, please call the Embassy's Reception for an appointment on 0207 333 0200 Monday - Friday between 9.00 -12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00, choose  the option "contact the Embassy's Reception".

If you experience technical problems when trying to book a passport appointment (please also see the first paragraph above), these can sometimes be resolved by changing Internet browser. If this does not solve your problem please contact the Embassy's Reception on 0207 333 0200 Monday - Friday between 9.00-12.00 and 13.00 - 16.00, choose the option "contact the Embassy's Reception". 

Processing times

Passports are issued in Denmark and take approximately 3-4 weeks to process.

Collection of passports

Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00 - 12.00, Thursday 13.00 - 15.00.  No appointment is necessary. Your passport must be collected within 60 days from the date when you are notified by the Embassy that it is ready for collection. Failure to collect your passport within this period may result in cancellation of the document.

If you prefer to have your new passport sent to you by Special Delivery, there will be an additional fee of £6.50 to cover postage.

Please note that if you apply for a passport in Denmark or any Danish mission abroad and you wish to collect it from this Embassy or any Danish Consulate or Vice-Consulate in the UK there will be a charge of £24.00.

How to get to the Embassy of Denmark in London

Nearest underground stations are Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line) and Sloane Square (District and Circle Lines).
Wheelchair access can be arranged – please contact the Embassy in advance.

Telephone Enquiries

The Passport Office can be contacted on 0207 333 0200 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 14.00-15.00  except Danish Public Holidays and British Bank Holidays.