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Citizenship

Are you expecting or do you have children in Brazil, please find information on Danish citizenship here.

 

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Danish citizen by birth

The birth of a child in Brazil has to be registered with the Brazilian authorities.

However, Danish parents living in Brazil are not required to register the child with the Danish authorities

Please note, that the child will not automatically acquire a Danish civil registry number (CPR-nummer). However, the child will be given a civil registry number in case of relocating to Denmark.

All questions regarding citizenship by birth are referred to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, the National Office of Immigration (Udlændinge- og Integrationsministeriet, Indfødsretkontoret).

Read about citizenship by birth on the Ministry of Immigration and Integration’s website (In Danish only).

Dual citizenship

Read about rules and guidance on dual citizenship on the Ministry of Immigration and Integration’s (Udlændinge- og Integrationsministeriet, Indfødsretkontoret) website.

For more information please read here (In Danish only).

All questions regarding dual citizenship are referred to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, the National Office of Immigration (Udlændinge- og Integrationsministeriet, Indfødsretkontoret).

Retention and proof of Danish citizenship

Danish nationals who were born abroad and has never lived in Denmark nor stayed under circumstances indicating close association with Denmark, may lose their Danish citizenship by reaching the age of 22.

We recommend all Danish nationals, who were born abroad, to apply for either retention or proof of their Danish citizenship.

Certain criteria must be fulfilled in order to obtain or remain the Danish citizenship. As a result, we refer to the website of the Ministry of Immigration and Integration for information on the criteria and the application process.

For more information please read here (In Danish only):

Proof of citizenship

Retention of citizenship

All questions regarding retention or proof of Danish citizenship are referred to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, the National Office of Immigration (Udlændinge- og Integrationsministeriet, Indfødsretkontoret).

Citizenship by naturalisation

Having a Danish citizenship is, among others, a prerequisite for obtaining Danish passport and having the right to vote for parliamentary elections.

A foreign citizen can only acquire Danish citizenship by law, which means, that only the Danish Parliament can assign Danish citizenship to a foreigner. This is called - to obtain citizenship by naturalization.

Read about citizenship by naturalization on the Ministry of Immigration and Integration’s website here.

For more information please read here (In Danish only).

All questions regarding citizenship by naturalization are referred to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, the National Office of Immigration (Udlændinge- og Integrationsministeriet, Indfødsretkontoret).

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