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Danish passports - at the Embassy

From 1 January 2012, Danish passports will contain digital photographs, fingerprints and signature of the holder. This creates greater security that the passport cannot be misused. Your current passport is still valid until its date of expiry.

With the introduction of biometric passports, the applicant is required to appear in person in order to obtain fingerprints, digital signature and have the digital photos taken on the day of application. The applicant must submit in person an accomplished application form which is available at the embassy and can be downloaded here. 

The applicant must bring the current passport.

 

An appointment is needed when applying for a Danish passport

Please call the embassy at +632 865 8800 or email mnlamb@um.dk to book an appointment.

Passport applications are being handled from Monday to Thursday between 08:30 to 11:30.

Passport validity extension

The embassy can extend the validity of a 10-year passport for maximum of one year. A passport can only be extended once and if it expired within the last three months or close to expiry. We recommend to always verify with the authorities of the country or countries where you plan to travel to if the extended passports are recognized. The following are the requirements: 

  • completed application form
  • current Danish passport

 

Provisional/Emergency Passport

An emergency passport may, upon application, be issued to applicants who have lost their passports and when it is not possible to issue a new passport or to extend the validity of the current passport. When applying for a provisional passport, the applicant must submit the following requirements:

  • completed application form
  • police report (if current passport is lost/stolen) 
  • one passport-sized photo (white background) 
  • current passport (if available)

The validity of an emergency passport is limited to the period required for the journey and rules of the countries to be travelled through and for a period not exceeding 12 months. There are some countries that do not allow entry using an emergency passport. Therefore, we recommend that you verify whether the authorities of the country or countries you plan to travel to recognize emergency passports.

Before leaving the Philippines on an emergency passport, we recommend that you go to the Bureau of Immigration to get a new entry stamp prior leaving the country. Please refer to website of the Bureau of Immigration for further information. 

 

Extra Passport

Extra passport may, upon approval of the Danish Police, be issued to an applicant who provides evidence or states in writing that he/she travels a lot and often submits the current passport to other embassies for visa application. The applicant must submit in person the following:

  • completed application form 
  • request letter from the employer
  • current Danish passport

Extra passports shall be issued with a period of validity which depends on the duration of the travel, up to but not exceeding two years.  

 

Passports for Persons under 18 years of age

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

  • 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.   
  • original birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, if born in the Philippines. Both parents should be  stated in the certificate (issued within the last 6 months)
  • original birth certificate issued by the Kommune, if the child was born in Denmark 
  • original marriage certificate of parents issued by Philippine Statistics Authority, if married in the Philippines (this is a requirement if the child was born before 1 July 2014)
  • original marriage certificate of parents issued by the Kommune, if married in Denmark (this is a requirement if the child was born before 1 July 2014) 
  • parents’ valid passports
  • one passport-sized photo - please see guidelines here.

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, Integration and Housing for retention of Danish nationality. Please refer to the Ministry’s website for more information:

 

Passports for adults, 18 years and above

The applicant must present the following requirements for renewal of passport:

       ◾completed application form
       ◾current Danish passport

Stolen passport 

If your passport has been lost or stolen you must file a police report and attach a copy to the new passport application.

Your current passport 

Your current passport will be cancelled when the new one is handed out at the embassy. If you hold valid visa in the old passport, make sure to check with the representative of the countries in question, if the visa will still be valid.

Processing time

Passports to Danish citizens residing abroad are produced in Denmark and the processing time is between 3-5 weeks. Passport applications should therefore be submitted well before a scheduled journey.

Pick up of new passports

 When collecting the new passport, you must bring the old passport for cancellation. Your passport may also be collected at other missions or Borger Service Centres in Denmark (please note an extra fee charge will be requested).

 

Note: Please bring exact amount. You may find the fee schedule here.