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