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Danish by Birth

Danish nationality

Dual/multiple nationality, if obtained automatically at birth, has always been accepted by Denmark.

However,  a new Danish law about dual/multiple nationality has come into force on 1st September 2015. This means that  Danish nationals will now be able to apply for another nationality/further nationalities without losing their Danish citizenship. Those persons who have already lost their Danish nationality will be able to apply to regain it during a 5-year period from 1st September 2015 to 31st August 2020.

Please see the information about dual/multiple nationality

Your child may also have acquired British nationality at birth British nationality

As a general rule, Danish nationals born abroad will have to apply for retention of Danish nationality before the age of 22  The 22-year rule

Children born to a Danish mother and a foreign father in wedlock between 1st January l961 and 1st January 1979 may apply for naturalisation according to the “Princess Rule” Guidelines for the Princess Rule