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INSTRUCTION - Retention of Danish nationality

07.07.2014  09:28

Bevarelse af dansk statsborgerskab - ændring vedrørende tidspunkt for indgivelse af ansøgning

Ansøgning om bevarelse af dansk statsborgerskab bør indgives mellem det fyldte 20. og 21. år henset til sagsbehandlingstiden i Justitsministeriets Indfødsretskontor. Der henvises i øvrigt til Justitsministeriets hjemmeside

Any person born abroad who has never been resident in Denmark nor stayed in Denmark under conditions indicating some close association with Denmark shall lose his/her Danish nationality on reaching the age of 22 unless this will make the person concerned stateless. Up until now the recommendation has been to submit the application soon after having turned 21 years, which is also stated on page 2 of the Danish national passport.
Due to the fact that the processing time of the Nationality Division of the Danish Ministry of Justice in cases concerning retention of Danish nationality currently is 14 to 16 months, the Ministry of Justice has informed that applications should be submitted between the age of 20 and 21 years. This change is indicated on the website of the Ministry of Justice.

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