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Certificates of birth, baptism, person and name

If you need to have a certificate of birth, baptism, person or name legalised, you must either order the document with a digital signature through, or choose to order or pick up a physical certificate, which must be signed with an original physical signature by the church office in your parish of residence. You can read more about how to order a certificate through

Please note that if you choose to receive or collect a physical certificate, it is important that the certificate is signed with an original physical signature from the relevant authority. A scan or copy of the signature cannot be accepted.


How do I get the Apostille/legalisation?

Once you have obtained a certificate, you must make a purchase for the Apostille/legalisation through our webshop. An Apostille/legalisation costs DKK 200.

You can find the webshop guide here.

Please note:
Before making the purchase, you must decide whether you want to receive the Apostille as an E-Apostille or as a physical Apostille. An E-apostille can only be ordered if you have uploaded a digitally signed document in the webshop. Please note that an E-Apostille cannot be stamped and signed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a physical signature. Therefore, you should check if the country in which you are going to use the document accepts E-Apostilles.

Once you have done the above and made a purchase through the webshop, you must proceed with one of the following:

Show up at our office during the Legalisation office's opening hours and pick up the legalised document. Remember to bring the receipt for the purchase. The document will be legalised while you wait.

Pay for return postage through the webshop and have us send the document back to an address of your choice. We will then send the document back to you using the selected delivery method.

Receive the Apostille as an E-Apostille (only possible if you have uploaded a digitally signed document) directly in your browser. The Apostille is only available in the browser right after the purchase. If the browser is closed, the Apostille cannot be retrieved.


Webshop guide

The fee for an Apostille/legalisation is DKK 200 per document.


Opening hours:
Monday – Friday:  09.00 – 12.00
Thursday extended opening hours: 13.30 – 15.30

You do not require an appointment to visit our office.


Telephone hours:
Monday - Wednesday: 14.00-15.00
Telephone: +45 3392 1233


Closing days 2020-2021:

9 April - 10 April
13 April
8 May
21 May
1 June
5 June
24 December - 3 January 2021

Contact information:


Asiatisk Plads 2
DK-1448 Copenhagen K




How to find us:
Walk past the reception of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (A) towards the harbour and turn left. 
The Legalisation Office (B) is located round the corner facing the harbour.


To see the location of the Legalisation Office, click here.