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How to obtain a Danish Criminal Record Certificate

Please find the procedure for obtaining a Danish criminal record certificate below.

Danish nationals and foreign nationals who wish to obtain a copy of their Danish criminal record may contact the Danish National Police (“Rigspolitiet”) at the following address: 

Danish National Police (“Rigspolitiet”)
Centre for General Law
Postboks 1399
DK - 7500 Holstebro
Phone: +45 70 20 14 75

The Danish National Police will need:

  • a copy of the applicant’s passport,
  • a brief signed request for a certificate issued in English, 
  • information about his/her last residence in Denmark,
  • and information on which address the certificate is to be forwarded to.

The criminal record certificate is free of charge.

On the website of the police (only in Danish), more information is accessible on how to obtain a Danish criminal record certificate.