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True copies of private documents (passport, driver's license, etc.)

Copies of all private documents (e.g. passports, residence permits, driver’s licenses) must be notarised by a city court prior to the legalisation.

Please note that we do not legalise notarised documents issued in other countries. Documents issued in other countries must be legalised in the country in question by the competent authority, typically the country's ministry of foreign affair (read more here).


Based on an individual assessment of the document, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reserves the right to reject legalization of a notarized power of attorney/translation if it cannot be ascertained that the document at hand is Danish, or there are other reasons to question whether the document falls within the scope of the Apostille Convention.

How do I get the Apostille/legalisation?

Once you have observed the above, you must order and pay for the Apostille/legalisation as well as any return postage in our webshop.

You can find a guide to the webshop here.

Once you have made your purchase, you must proceed with one of the following:


  • Personally attend the Legalisation Office during the opening hours and hand in/pick up the original document. The document will be legalised, while you wait.
  • Send the original document by mail. Please remember to enclose the receipt from the webshop, also including the additional fee to cover the postage. The processing time for documents received by mail is up to 5 business days, counting from the day we receive the document