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Passport for Persons under 18 years old

When applying for the first time for a Danish passport, the following documents must be presented in person to the Embassy: 

  • Completed application form.  If the applicant is below 18 years old, the applicant and both parents MUST be present at the Danish embassy to sign the declaration of consent. If one of the parents is in Denmark or residing abroad, he/she may sign personally at the Kommune or at any Danish mission abroad.
  • DFA-authenticated Birth Certificate*
  • DFA-authenticated Marriage Certificate* of parents (if the applicant was born before 1 July 2014).
  • Original marriage certificate of parents issued by the Kommune, if  married in Denmark (if the applicant was born before 1 July 2014).
  • Parents’ valid passports.
  • One passport-sized photo - please see guidelines here.

*DFA authentication (red ribbon) must be issued within the last 6 months.


For passport renewal under 18 years of age, below are the requirements:

  •  Completed application form. Section C of the application form must be personally signed by custodial parent/s at the Embassy. If both or one of the parent/s is out of the country, he/she may sign personally at the Kommune or at any Danish mission abroad.  
  • Current Danish passport

All children should in principle have a digital photo taken at the embassy. For toddlers, we know, however, that it can be very time consuming. It is therefore in these cases accepted that the parents bring a photo, which can be scanned at the Embassy. Guides for passport pictures click here.

Custodial parent/s of the child must sign the declaration of consent in person at the embassy.  In case one of the parents is in Denmark, the declaration must be signed at the Kommune/Borgerservice. If residing abroad, the signing must be done at the Danish mission in the country of residence. The application will not be processed without the signed declaration.


Please note that while the Danish passport (issued to individuals born abroad) is considered a valid travel document, it does not automatically confirm the person’s Danish nationality. In principle, individuals born outside of Denmark to Danish parent/s and who have never resided in Denmark forfeit their Danish nationality when they turn 22 years of age, unless they have applied before their 22nd birthday to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration for retention of Danish nationality. Please refer to the Ministry’s website for more information: