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Legalisation of Danish documents

Find the webshop here.

Once you have completed the purchase you must proceed with one of the following:

  1. 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.
  2. Send the original document by post. Please remember to enclose the receipt from the webshop also including the additional fee to cover the postage. When the document is legalised, we will send it back by using the selected delivery method. Please note that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not responsible for the shipment.

 

Questions and guidance

If you have any questions regarding the legalisation process, please click here to start the chatbot.

Or click here to see our guide.

 

Please note:

In order to legalise a document, it is required that it is signed by a Danish public authority with a physical wet signature or a digital signature. We will not accept a scan or copy of the signature.

Digital signature:

If the document is signed with a digital signature by a Danish public authority, you will need to upload the document directly on the webshop when making the purchase.

Currently, it is only possible to get a digital signature on criminal records, transcripts from the Danish Business Authority, documents issued by the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, diplomas issued by the Ministry of Children and Education and certificates issued by the Danish Maritime Authority.

A digital document does not necessarily mean that it contains a digital signature. You must order a document with a digital signature from the relevant authority yourself.

You can check whether the document has been digitally signed by a Danish public authority by opening the document as a pdf-file. If a blue bar appears at the top of the document, the document has been digitally signed. Digitally signed documents must be uploaded directly from e-Boks to the webshop.

The Legalisation Office is open for personal attendance all weekdays from 9-12. Tuesday and Thursday also from 13.30-15.30.

You can find the webshop here.

Once you have made a purchase in the webshop, you have the following options:

  1. Personally attend The Legalisation office during the opening hours and hand in the original document. The document will be legalised while you wait.
  2. Send the document by post. Please remember to enclose the receipt from the webshop also including the additional fee to cover the postage.

Documents received by post will be returned to you within 5-7 working days, counting from the day we receive the document. Be aware that the processing time during busy periods may be longer. 

Please note: Physical documents can only be legalised if they contain a physical and manual signature by an official Danish authority or a digital signature. We only accept original documents containing the mentioned types of signatures. A scanned specimen or a copy will not be accepted.  

Documents digitally signed by a public Danish authority need to be uploaded directly to our webshop in connection with the purchase.

In most cases, documents received in e-Boks are without a digital signature. Please be aware of this and remember to request the document with a digital signature from the relevant authority.

In order to verify whether your document is digitally signed or not, please open the concerned document via your pdf-reader, if a blue bar appears on the top part of the document, it means that the document contains a digital signature.

Fee

  • The fee for an Apostille/legalisation is DKK 230 per document.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday:  09.00–12.00
Also Tuesday and Thursday: 13.30–15.30

An appointment is not needed.

The Legalisation reserves the right to reject requests for legalisation that are expected to last beyond our opening hours.

Telephone hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 13.00-14.00
Telephone: +45 3392 1233

Closing days 2023

  • 06 - 10 April
  • 05 May
  • 18 May
  • 29 May
  • 24 - 31 December

Contact information:

Address
Asiatisk Plads 2
DK-1448 Copenhagen K

 

Chatbot:
For questions regarding the legalisation process, please click here to use our chatbot

 

E-mail:
[email protected]

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.

 

For the location of the Legalisation Office, click here.