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Death certificates

How to obtain the document

Send an email to [email protected] requesting a death certificate with a stamped and a physical/wet signature. The signature should include the name and title of the person who signed it. You need to indicate the CPR-number of the deceased person and the name and address to whom the death certificate should be sent. Specify whether you want the certificate in Danish, English, or German.

You can find more information here (only in Danish).

 If you already have an original death certificate:

  • If you already have an original death certificate signed by a doctor or private physician, we can sometimes legalise the certificate immediately.
  • However, we can only do so if the doctor is registered in our system. If the doctor is not in our system, we will contact them to confirm the signature's authenticity.
  • To expedite the process, you can ask the doctor to email a scanned signature to the digital mailbox of the Legalisation office.


To get an Apostille or legalisation for your signed certificate, follow these steps:

  • Order and pay for the Apostille/legalisation through our webshop. Please see our webshop guide here for assistance.

 After making the purchase, choose one of the following options:

  • Personally attend the Legalisation Office during the opening hours to submit in/pick up the original document. The document will be legalised, while you wait.
  • Send the original document by post. Please remember to enclose the receipt from the webshop. If you want the letter returned as recommended letter you can enclose a printed label from PostNord which you can order here.
  • If you prefer, you can order a courier to pick up the letter at our office and send us the waybill [email protected] 

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.