British Ambassador to Denmark
We work on a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Denmark.
We provide consular services for British citizens in Denmark and visa services for people wishing to visit Britain.
We also work closely with the Danes on responding to the financial crisis, minimising the threat from terrorism, building a strong and stable EU and on creating peace and security in Afghanistan. We explain UK policies to the Danish government, non-government organisations and media. We also report Danish views and policies to the British government.
We support British defence interests in Denmark, including developing links between the British and Danish militaries. We deal with trade and investment issues including helping British companies do business in Denmark and Danish companies do business with Britain.
The embassy works closely with the British Council Denmark on educational and cultural issues and with VisitBritain who deal with tourist enquiries for the UK.
Details of how to get a passport extension can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details at the foot of this page.
Emergency travel documents
If your passport is lost, stolen, or unavailable because it is being renewed or has been sent for a visa application you may be able to apply for an emergency travel document (ETD). An ETD enables British nationals abroad to make a single or return journey to the UK or another country of residence, via a maximum of five transit countries.
If you wish to make an appointment for this service at the British Embassy in Copenhagen, please send an email to the following email address including full name, date of birth, travel destination and departure date as well as a contact telephone number with international dialling code.
Please email: email@example.com
If you are travelling within the next 24 hours, please call us on 0045 35 44 52 00 to arrange an ETD. Select the ‘consular services’ option when prompted.
For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website.
Please note that the British Embassy cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.
The British Embassy in Copenhagen does not process visa applications. For enquiries and the application procedure, please refer to the Denmark page of the UK Border Agency website.
Please note that the British Embassy in Copenhagen does not deal with any visa enquiries.
Register a birth or death
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, letters and notes available at the British Embassy in Copenhagen.
Getting married abroad
In order to obtain a notice of marriage (NOM) you will need to reside in Denmark for three full days before the consulate will post it. After standing seven full days at the British Embassy the NOM will be taken down and a Certificate of no Impediment (CNI) may be issued.
There are a number of alternative documents you may be able to provide to the Danish authorities in order to prove you marital status.
A no trace letter will actually give proof that a search of your marital status in the UK has occurred – something a NOM/CNI does not.
We recommend you communicate with the Danish authorities that this is what is now available to British Nationals, as communicated to the Danish MFA.
In order to apply for the search you should telephone: +44 (0)300 123 1837 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday), where you should ask for a search to be made and quote the reference number “SEARCH 123”.
For Scotland you should find details here
If the Danish authorities ask you to provide documentation from a country other than Denmark or the UK regarding your marital status, then you will need to seek this information of your own accord. You may be asked to provide such documentation as well as something referring to your UK marital status. In this case a no trace letter will suffice.
If you are unable to provide documentation from a country other than Denmark or UK, then we advise you to communicate this to the Danish authority dealing with your marriage.
Living in Denmark
If you are planning to move to Denmark, or living in Denmark please see our guide for advice and information about living here.
Find out how to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities with our general guide. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
Please see our travel advice for information, news and updates about Denmark to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
- UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in our consular office.
What our consulate cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
- assist with visa application enquiries
Deputy Head of Mission, Denmark