DANISH CITIZENSHIP

Danish Citizenship is based on Danish Nationality Law. Danish Embassy officials state that Danish Nationality law is very complicated; they recommend contacting the Danish Embassy with any questions, particularly concerning dual citizenship.

DANISH CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH:

Birth within the territory of Denmark does not automatically confer citizenship. The exception is a child born in Denmark to unknown parents.

DANISH CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT:

Child, at least one of whose parents is a citizen of Denmark, regardless of the child’s country of birth. Restrictions apply if the child is born prior to January 1, 1979, and only the mother is a citizen of Denmark.

DANISH CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION:

Danish citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following conditions:
- Person has resided in Denmark for 7 consecutive years.
- Person has proved that they no longer possesses former citizenship.

DUAL DANISH CITIZENSHIP: NOT RECOGNIZED.
Exceptions:
- Danish citizen who marries a foreign national and acquires spouse’s citizenship is not required to renounce Danish citizenship.
- Child born abroad to Danish parents who acquires the nationality of the country of birth may keep dual citizenship until the age of 22. Before reaching the age of majority (22), the person must apply to retain citizenship. If person does not apply, their citizenship is lost.

LOSS OF DANISH CITIZENSHIP:
- VOLUNTARY: Person seeking to voluntarily renounce Danish citizenship must contact the nearest Danish Embassy, present proof of acquisition of new citizenship, and sign documents renouncing citizenship. These forms will be forwarded to Denmark by the Embassy for registration. The person will receive a confirmation of loss of citizenship from the Danish government.
- INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of Danish citizenship: Voluntary acquisition of foreign citizenship.
Danish citizenship information is summarized from the above-mentioned law. Any action concerning Danish citizenship should be taken after consulting with a Danish immigration lawyer or the official authority responsible with Danish citizenship.

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