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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Ersbøll, Eva

Published: September 2009 - Latest Update: June 2015

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Ersbøll, Eva

Published: February 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Ersbøll, Eva

Published: June 2013

Country expert(s)

Ersbøll, Eva

Current citizenship law

Act on Danish Nationality (as amended by Act No. 311 of 5 May 2004) LANGUAGE: uk


Lov om dansk indfødsret (consolidated Danish version as amended by Act No. 311 of 5 May 2004) LANGUAGE: Denmark


Please Note: the documents above do not include amendments enacted after 5 May 2004. For further details of subsequent amendments please consult the chronology of legislation.

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Denmark domestic case law
International and European case law Denmark International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Denmark Statistics

Citizenship News

Two thirds failed the new Danish citizenship test

EUDO CITIZENSHIP expert criticizes Danish minister’s plan to restrict naturalisation conditions retroactively

Denmark: the law on dual citizenship came into effect on 1 September

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship