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Export documents

There are special rules for the legalisation of export documents. Firstly, as a rule the documents must be legalised by a Danish authority prior to the legalisation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and secondly, some of them are not covered by the Apostille Convention.

Export documents issued by a Danish authority

Export documents issued by a Danish authority, e.g. Health Certificates issued by the Veterinary and Food Administration, can be sent directly for legalisation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Export documents issued by private companies

Export documents issued by private companies must be legalised by one of the bodies below before legalisation can take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dansk Erhverv
(The Danish Chamber of Commerce)
Certifikatkontoret
Børsen
DK-1217 Copenhagen K
Tel.: +45 33 74 60 00
Hours of business: 09:00-16:00

The Danish Chamber of Commerce in:
Aarhus +45 86 13 53 55
Odense +45 66 14 47 14
Aalborg +45 98 16 06 00
Aabenraa +45 74 62 49 62

Confederation of Danish Industry
Certifikatkontoret
H.C. Andersens Boulevard 18
1787 Copenhagen V
Tel.: +45 33 77 34 78
Hours of business: 09:00-15:00

The Danish Federation of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Islandsbrygge 26
2300 Copenhagen S
Tel.: 32630316 or 32630348

Aalborg: +45 98 12 52 32
Herning: +45 96 26 11 21
Horsens: +45 75 61 18 88
Viborg: +45 87 25 51 51

Some export documents are not covered by the Apostille Convention

The following documents are perceived as being related directly to export and are thus not covered by the Apostille Convention. They cannot therefore be endorsed with an Apostille (the list is not complete):

  • Product Lists
  • Invoices
  • Export Licences
  • Movement Certificates
  • Health Certificates
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Free Sale Certificates

Legalisation of these kinds of documents will proceed as before:

First, legalisation at the Danish Chamber of Commerce or the Confederation of Danish Industry if it is a document issued by a private company (public documents issued by a Danish authority can be legalised directly at the Ministry).
 
Then legalisation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a general stamp, and finally any necessary legalisation at the Embassy of the country in question in Copenhagen.

These documents are exempt from a fee in connection with legalisation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Contact

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Legalisation Office
Asiatisk Plads 2
DK-1448 Copenhagen K

E-Mail: Legalisering@um.dk