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Administration of estates abroad


According to current Danish rules, the estate of a deceased Danish person shall be administered in the country in which the deceased was a resident at the time of death. Consequently, a Danish probate court has only jurisdiction to administer the estate of a deceased person provided the deceased was a resident in Denmark.

According to the Danish Ministry of Justice, a person is a resident of the country in which the person concerned or the household of the person concerned has their permanent home, where their possessions are normally situated, and where the person resides except for when the person concerned resides temporarily elsewhere for special reasons (for example due to leisure, study or business travel, illness, or the serving of a prison sentence).

For more information please visit this website > Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Citizen Service

Embassy of Denmark

iParioli Office Park, Block B2
1166 Park Street
Hatfield 0083

Phone +27 (0) 12 430 9340