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Nationality

This page offers you information regarding maintaining or applying for Danish nationality.

Dual/multiple nationality, if obtained automatically at birth, has always been accepted by Denmark.

However, a new Danish law about dual/multiple nationality has come into force on 1st September 2015. This means that Danish nationals will now be able to apply for another nationality/further nationalities without losing their Danish citizenship. Those persons who have already lost their Danish nationality will be able to apply to regain it during a 5-year period from 1st September 2015 to 31st August 2020.

Please read the information about dual/multiple nationalities here.

Your child may also have acquired Irish nationality at birth, follow the link to read more if that is the case.

As a general rule, Danish nationals born abroad will have to apply for retention of Danish nationality before the age of 22. Read more about this here.

Children born to a Danish mother and a foreign father in wedlock between 1st January l961 and 1st January 1979 may apply for naturalisation according to the “Princess Rule”, read more about this here.

Please visit the New in Denmark website and browse through the subsections in the menu on the left before contacting the Embassy regarding specific rules on applying for or maintaining your Danish nationality.