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Privat criminal records

If you need to have a criminal record legalised, you must order a certificate with a digital signature through or, which you will receive in your e-Boks.

If you do not have e-Boks, you should contact the nearest police authority (Københavns Politi, Østjyllands Politi, Fyns Politi etc.) in order to obtain a criminal record. The relevant police authority must stamp and sign the certificate with an original physical signature. A copy or scan of the signature cannot be accepted. 

How do I get an Apostille/legalisation?

Once you have the obtained certificate, you must order and pay for the Apostille as well as any return postage in our webshop. An Apostille 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 an E-Apostille.

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.