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Passports for Adults

How and where to submit your passport application - Step by step procedure

Passports adults

Biometric Passport

Danish passports for adults and children of 12 years and above are biometric. This means that biometric data such as fingerprints must be collected with the adequate equipment at an embassy. Therefore, persons of 12 years and above cannot apply for a Danish passport at an honorary consulate in South Africa or in the region. Only an embassy or Borgerservice in Denmark can take in these passport applications.

Applications must always be submitted in person (regardless of age) at the embassy.



Please note that before coming to the Embassy, you need to make an appointment. This can be done by sending us an e-mail
However, in order for us to make sure that you have all the documents required for a successful application, you must submit the following documents to prior to your appointment.

  • Copy of current passport and – if you have - residence ID
  • Certificate of Danish nationality (Proof of retention)*
  • Danish birth certificate. If you have a South African birth certificate, this must be unabridged and apostilled/legalised by DIRCO in Pretoria.
  • One application form per person, completed and signed.

*) Required if you are born outside of Denmark

The above documents can be send in hard copy via courier, handed in in person or sent via email to the Embassy.
Please note that if you chose to send the documents via email to it will be via an unencrypted connection.

On the day of the appointment

Please bring all the below documents in original, in Danish, English, or a notarized English translation.

  1. One application form per person, completed. Signatures must be done one more time at the Embassy.  Download application form here
  2. Your current passport. The Passport Office does not need to keep your passport while your application is being processed, you may use it for travel until your new passport arrives.
  3. Certificate of Danish nationality. If you are born outside of Denmark or if Danish citizenship has been recovered after September 1, 2015.
  4. Fee.  Proof of Bank transfer (EFT) or card payment only. No cash accepted.
  5. No photo required. Biometrics will be done at the Embassy.


Collection of Passport

Processing time for passports is approximately 2 weeks - and 3 weeks during peak periods.

If you cannot pick-up your new passport at the embassy, you may arrange for a courier to collect it for you. You will need to issue the courier company with a written consent letter stating that you give them permission to collect the passport on your behalf.

However, please note that before we can hand out the new passport, we need to cancel your old passport in our system as well as punch holes in the data page. This means that you will have to send the old passport with the courier who is picking up the new. Once cancelled, we will send the old passport back to you.


Embassy of Denmark

iParioli Office Park, Block B2
1166 Park Street
Hatfield 0083

Phone +27 (0) 12 430 9340