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Translated documents

The procedure for the legalisation of translated documents will be modified as per 3 July 2017. From this date all translated documents have to be signed by a notary public or by the Confederation of Danish Enterprise/Danish Industry before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can legalise/apostillise the document. 

The procedure for the legalisation of translated documents will be modified as per 3 July 2017. From this date all translated documents have to be signed by a notary public or by the Confederation of Danish Enterprise/Danish Industry before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can legalise/apostillise the document.

Modification of legalisation procedure for translated documents as of 3 July 2017
The procedure for the legalisation of translated documents will be modified as per 3 July 2017. From this date, all translated documents have to be signed by a notary public or by the Confederation of Danish Enterprise/Danish Industry before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can legalise/apostillise the document.

The modification of the legalisation procedure for translated documents is made pursuant to the repeal of the law on interpreters and translators as of 1 January 2016, which abolished the scheme of certified translators with a view to strengthen competition and remove unnecessary barriers.

Enquiries concerning the future legalisation procedure may be directed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (legalisering@um.dk). Enquiries regarding the repeal of the legislation on interpreters and translators may be directed to the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs (em@em.dk).

Legalisation of Original and Translation
Whether you have to present both the original document and the translation varies from country to country.

As the Legalisation Office collects a fee for each legalisation process, we recommend that you enquire at the Embassy of the country in question to determine whether it is sufficient to present the legalised translation.

See here for details of foreign Embassies.

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Contact

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

E-Mail: Legalisering@um.dk