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Private documents (passport, power of attorney etc.)

All private documents (e.g. copy of passport, power of attorney etc.) must be notarised by a city court before they can be legalised.

Private documents that are NOT in Danish or English should be attached to a Danish or English version of the document. The Danish/English version should be stapled together with the document of the third language (for example Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish etc.) The translator/the person who translated the document must contact a notary (City Court), and have both documents stapled together and notarised before it can be legalised (apostilled).

It is possible to compile the Danish/English version, as well as the third language version on the same document, for example as double columns. Most importantly, it should be assembled as one document.

Please note that we do not legalise notarised documents of other countries (see this website). We can only legalise documents issued in Denmark. Documents issued in other countries must be legalised in the country in question by the competent authority (typically the country's ministry of foreign affairs).


How do I get the Apostille/legalisation?

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

You can find the webshop guide here.

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

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

Send us the original signed document by post. Remember to enclose the receipt for the purchase and the return postage. The processing time for documents received by post is 3-5 business days, counting from the day we receive the document in the office. We will then send the document back to you using the selected delivery method.


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.