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Danish passports

The new biometric passport is now issued which implies that it carries a chip containing the photo and all the personal information of the applicant.

Requirement for applying for Danish Passports, aged 18 years old or older

  • A passport application must be comprehensive and signed.
  • A copy of the expired passport or a passport expiring within the three consecutive months.
  • The register of biometrics will be conducted at the representation.
  • As a general rule, you cannot wear any headwear on the pictures (cap, hat, beret etc.)
  • If you find any injuries on your fingers, it is important to report that to the representation immediately.
  • Payment of the fee corresponds to the procession of the passport in the representation. Please check the consular fees to the left

Requirement for applying for Danish Passports, aged below 18 years old

  • A passport application must be comprehensive and signed by both parents.
  • Children below 18 years old require the consent of the parents for processing their own passport.
  • The register of biometrics will be conducted at the representation. If you cannot get your picture taken, the representation can ask for a photo of passport size from the applicant.
  • Bring with you a copy of your previous passport. If you do not have it, bring with you the birth certificate and the marriage certificate of both parents.
  • Payment of the fee corresponds to the procession of the passport in the representation. Please check the consular fees to the left

Additional information if travelling via The United States

The authorities of the United States demands that all Passports issued after 26 October 2004, are legible (computerized reading) and after 26 October 2006 are biometric for permitting entry without visa under the Visa Waiver programme. For more information, see this link.

Danish Passports issued after 1 March 1997 are legible for machines. This means that there is no need for changing the passport if you have a passport issued after this date when travelling to the United States.

When travelling with an emergency passport and if during this travel you will have to pass the U.S., this document will not be accepted even though you have a transit visa. As the emergency passports are not biometric or legible for machines, they are not covered by the “Visa Waiver” programme of the United States, which normally permits entry without visa.

Extension

In specific cases it is possible to extend the passport for up to one year if the current passport is expired or have expired within the last three months. It is recommended to get the ordinary passports extended if a Danish citizen has to travel through the U.S. and the time frame does not permit issuing a new passport.

Validity of ordinary Passports

Adults (over 18 years old) – valid for 10 years.
Children (between 2 and 18 years old) – valid for 5 years.
Children (0 to 2 years old) – valid for 2 years.

All of the passports mentioned above can be extended with one year if necessary.

Emergency Passport

An emergency passport can be issued in the case of losing your ordinary passport or robbery.

The use of the emergency passport is, however, primarily to ensure the return to Denmark and the validity of the passport is the maximum a year. It is recommendable to apply for an ordinary passport, if time permits you to wait for a new ordinary passport (it takes approximately four weeks to arrive from Denmark).

When you travel with the emergency passport, it does not have the entry stamp and this could create problems when leaving the country. Please, search for local advice through the migration office prior to the travel to avoid any inconvenience.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Embassy of Denmark in Mexico City:
Tres Picos 43
Col. Polanco
Mexico, D.F.
C.P. 11580

Tel. (55) 5255 3405
Fax (55) 5545 5797
E-mail: mexamb@um.dk

E-mail (Visa and residence inquiries): mexambuvisa@um.dk

 

OPENING HOURS:

Phone:
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

In Person:
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

OPENING HOURS FOR THE DEPARTMENT FOR VISA AND RESIDENCE PERMITS:

 

Phone:
Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday closed

 

Personal Appearance: By appointment only