Reporting the Birth of a Child in Denmark to a U.S. Citizen
If your child has a claim to U.S. citizenship, it is necessary for the U.S. citizen parent to execute an application for a “Consular Report of Birth Abroad”, before a consular officer.
How do I Register a Child?
You are required to register your child in person and bring your child to this Embassy. We recommend that you register your child as soon as possible after his/her birth. It is not possible to register a child over the age of 18.
Please make sure that you carefully review the application process and the forms to ensure that your application is completed correctly.
Residents of Sweden: Please contact Embassy Stockholm for its documentary requirements. Applications which do not contain the documents required by Embassy Stockholm will not be accepted. Parents will be required to re-schedule a new appointment.
IMPORTANT: As of 09 May 2011, all American Citizen Services require an appointment.
Documents Required to Register a Child
Note: Applicants who arrive with forms that are incomplete or who have inadequate documentation to support a claim to citizenship may be asked to reschedule their appointment for another day. If you have questions about your forms or documentation, please contact us in advance of your appointment.
- A completed Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad (PDF)
- Child’s original Danish Birth and Name/Baptism Certificate (fodsels- og navneattest or fødsels- og dåbsattest -- the child’s name must be listed on the Birth Certificate) + 2 photocopies
- Parents’ original Marriage Certificate + 1 photocopy
- Original Divorce/Death Certificate showing termination of all prior marriages, + 1 photocopy
- If not married, an original Acknowledgment of Paternity (faderskabsattest)+ 1 photocopy
- If not married a completed original DS-5507
- Both parents’ Passports + 2 photocopies
- Fee: US$ 100.00/Dkr. 650.00. For payment made at the Embassy, we accept cash, credit card or Danish kroner checks. Checks should be made out to “U.S. Embassy”.
- A stamped (Dkr. 92.00) self-addressed envelope
- All documents that are in a language other than English must be accompanied by an informal translation (i.e. you may write the English translation yourself directly on the photocopy of your Danish birth certificate).
- For applications involving only one U.S. citizen parent, that parent must be prepared to show proof of required periods of physical presence in the U.S. to transmit citizenship. You can find more information on acquisition of U.S. citizenship by a child born abroad and physical presence requirements to transmit citizenship at the State Department’s website Examples of evidence of physical presence include college/university transcripts, school and tax records.
If you live in Jutland or Fyn, you may make an appointment to register your child and apply for a passport during the spring or fall consular visits, in lieu of applying at the Embassy. If you are registered with the Embassy you will receive notification of these visits.
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.