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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.

Certain export documents which are directly related to export activities, such as certificates of origin, product lists, invoices, health certificates and similar, cannot be endorsed with an Apostille. These documents shall instead be legalised free of charge with a general stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The documents include the following:

  • Product lists/Packing lists
  • Invoices
  • Export Licenses
  • Movement Certificates
  • Health Certificates
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Free Sale Certificates

If the export document is issued by a Danish authority, such as a Health Certificate issued by the Veterinary and Food Administration, the document can be legalised with an Apostille at our Legalisation Office.

If the export document is issued by a private company, the document must be certified by one of the organisations below, before we can legalise the document:

The Danish Chamber of Commerce

Confederation of Danish Industry

The Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises



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


Opening hours:
Monday – Friday:  09.00 – 12.00
Also Tuesday and Thursday: 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.