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

How to obtain certified copies  of Danish passports, driving licenses, health insurance cards, ID cards and residence cards:

  • Visit a Notary Public at the District Court to have the copies made. The Notary Public has to sign the copies to verify their authenticity.

Please note:

That the Ministry of Foreign Affairs only legalises ‘true copies’ copies of Danish passports, driving licenses, health insurance cards, residence cards and ID cards. We do not legalise ‘true copies’ taken by a notary public of other public Danish documents, e.g. Danish educational diplomas, death certificates or any other document issued by a Danish authority

We do not legalise ‘true copies of documents issued in other countries. Documents from other countries must be legalised in that country by the competent authority, typically the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more here for legalisation of foreign documents.


To get an Apostille or legalisation for your ‘true copy’, follow these steps:


  • Purchase an Apostille or legalisation through our webshop. Please see our webshop guide for assistance here.


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

  • Personally visit the Legalisation Office during the opening hours to submit/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 to [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.