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Translations

The legalisation procedure for translated documents was adapted in 2017. Today, all translations (including private translations) must be endorsed by a notary (city court), the Danish Chamber of Commerce or the Confederation of Danish Industry before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can legalise the translation.

The adaptation was made under the repeal of the law of translators and interpreters as of January 1, 2016. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can no longer require the document to be translated by a certified translator.

The following applies to documents translated from Danish/English into a third language:
 
In order for us to legalise translations, the following applies:

◾The document translated from Danish or English into a third language (e.g. Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish etc.) should be attached to the original Danish or English version.

◾The translator/person who has translated the document must present themselves to a notary (city court), the Danish Chamber of Commerce or the Confederation of Danish Industry and get the translation signed and stamped before we can legalize the document. The translated document and the original Danish or English version alike, should be stapled together, as well as stamped and signed with the authority as one document.

◾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.
Please note that we do not legalise documents issued or endorsed in other countries. In such cases, please follow the instructions here.

How do I get the Apostille?

You must order and pay for the Apostille as well as any return postage in our webshop. A document/Apostille costs DKK 200.

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 documents signed by the relevant authority. Remember to bring the receipt for the purchase. The document will be legalised while you wait.

◾Send us the original document signed by the relevant authority 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 send the document back to you using the selected delivery method.

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Fee:
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:

 

Address
Asiatisk Plads 2
DK-1448 Copenhagen K

 

E-mail:
legalisering@um.dk

 

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.