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When a Danish document has to be used abroad, it often has to be legalised.

The Legalisation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark introduces e-Apostille and webshop

On 15 November 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark will switch over to a completely new legalisation system. The new system enables the issuance of e-Apostilles, i.e. an Apostille stamp with a digital certificate/signature. In this way, documents issued by Danish authorities with a digital signature can also be legalised/apostilled electronically.

In connection with introducing the new system, we will also open a self-service solution with webshop, which citizens and businesses can use to request and pay for legalisation and Apostille stamps.

All requests regarding legalisation or Apostille stamps can therefore be made online from 15 November. This applies both for digitally signed documents (which in future can be sent electronically) and for physical documents with an original signature (which in the same way as earlier can be sent by post or processed at our customer service desk while you wait).

In connection with the introduction of the new system, our phone lines will be specially open every weekday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm between 15 November and 30 November 2017.

NB: Documents received by post before 15 November will be processed in line with the previous applicable procedure.

Legalisation Department – Opening Hours for Visitors:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 9.00am-12.00pm
Thursdays also – 1.30pm-3.30pm

Phone Hours – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – 2.00pm-3.00pm
Phone Hours – 15-30 November: Every weekday - 1.00pm-3.00pm

Tel.: +45 3392 1233

When a Danish document has to be used abroad, it often has to be legalised.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Legalisation Office
Asiatisk Plads 2
DK-1448 Copenhagen K

Opening hours

Office hours:

Monday - Friday: 9.00 - 12.00

Thursdays also between 13:30 - 15:30


View map: Location of Legalisation


Telephone hours:

Tel: +45 33 92 12 33

Monday - Wednesday: 14.00 - 15.00


Closing days 2017:

The legalisations Office is closed on the following days in 2017: 

13th April – 14th April 2017
17th April 2017
12th May 2017
25th May 2017
5th June 2017                                                                8th June 2017                                                            10th July 2017                                                               1st November 2017                                                 14th November 2017
25th December 2017 -  1st January 2018