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Citizenship & Nationality

Proof, Retention & Naturalization

Danish Citizenship

There are several avenues for applying for and retaining Danish citizenship.

Please select the option below that suits your situation - all options are described in detail on the following pages. Navigate either by using the links or alternatively, the menu on your left.

  • Dual citizenship: Danish citizens, who has acquired a new citizenship before 2015 and would like to apply to regain your Danish citizenship.
  • Retention: Danish nationals born abroad lose their Danish nationality when reaching the age of 22 if they have never lived/resided in Denmark, or stayed in Denmark under circumstances indicating some association with Denmark. However, retention (if you are between 20 and 22) of Danish nationality may be granted provided certain conditions are fulfilled.
  • Proof: Danish nationals born abroad lose their Danish nationality when reaching the age of 22 if they have never lived/resided in Denmark, or stayed in Denmark under circumstances indicating some association with Denmark . However, proof (if you are older than 22) of Danish nationality may be granted provided certain conditions are fulfilled.
  • Princess rule: If you were born in Denmark between 1961-1979 to a Danish mother and a foreign father.
  • Naturalization: Children born out of wedlock 1993 - 2014 to a Danish father and a mother of foreign nationality.

For all questions regarding nationality, citizenship and retention please go to the website of: The Ministry of Immigration and Integration > Contact website

Embassy of Denmark

iParioli Office Park, Block B2
1166 Park Street
Hatfield 0083
Pretoria 

Phone +27 (0) 12 430 9340

pryamb@um.dk