Declaration of citizenshipCitizenship can be obtained through declaration if one:
Persons between 18 and 23If one is a Nordic citizen between 18 and 23 years of age, one must have lived in Denmark a considerable part of one's youth. This means that one should have spent a total of 10 years in Denmark. Moreover one must have stayed in Denmark for at least 5 years within the preceding 6 years. When the years spent in Denmark are calculated, all stays abroad apart from weekends are deducted. Furthermore one must not have a criminal record and not be charged with any offence.
Conditions for recoveryIf one submits a declaration in connection with recovery of citizenship, one must:
Conditions for Nordic citizensA Nordic citizen who wants to submit a declaration of citizenship, must meet the following conditions:
How should a declaration be submittedThe declaration must be submitted on a special form which must be sent to the Regional State Administration. When the Regional State Administration receives the declaration, a citizenship certificate will be filled in and forwarded to the citizen in question.
ComplaintsComplaints regarding the handling by the authorities of a declaration may be put before the Ministry for Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs.
Recovery of citizenshipIf one has been a Danish citizen and has lived in Denmark until the age of 18, one has a right to recover Danish citizenship after two years in Denmark.
In order to recover Danish citizenship a declaration of citizenship must be submitted to the Regional State Administration.
Conditions in connection with recoveryIf one submits a declaration of citizenship in connection with recovery of citizenship, one must:
Complaints concerning the handling of an application for keeping Danish citizenship may be put before the embassy or the Ministry for Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs. In the case of an application for recovery of citizenship complaints may be put before the Regional State Administration.
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Senest opdateret 11. nov 2009