How to Get a Police Certificate – Denmark (including Faro Island and Greenland)

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes.

How to get a Police Certificate:

Name of document(s) to get: Certificate of Criminal Record.

If you are a citizen of Denmark:

If you live in Denmark:

You should apply in person at your nearest police station.

If you live outside of Denmark:

If you are or were registered with the National Registry of Denmark, you may request a copy of your Danish criminal record by mail or fax to the Commissioner of Police in Denmark (see Information and documents you need for complete address).

Danish criminal records are only available to people who are registered with the National Registry of Denmark. If you are not registered with the National Registry of Denmark, you are not required to provide a Danish criminal record. If you are asked for a Danish criminal record, write: “I cannot provide a police certificate for the time I spent in Denmark because certificates are only available to people who are registered with the National Registry of Denmark.”

If you are not a citizen of Denmark:

If you live in Denmark:

If you are or were registered with the National Registry of Denmark, you may request a copy of your Danish criminal record by mail or fax to the Commissioner of Police in Denmark (see Information and documents you need for complete address).

Danish criminal records are only available to people who are registered with the National Registry of Denmark. If you are not registered with the National Registry of Denmark, you are not required to provide a Danish criminal record. If you are asked for a Danish criminal record, write: “I cannot provide a police certificate for the time I spent in Denmark because certificates are only available to people who are registered with the National Registry of Denmark.”

If you live outside of Denmark:

If you are or were registered with the National Registry of Denmark, you may request a copy of your Danish criminal record by mail or fax to the Commissioner of Police in Denmark (see Information and documents you need for complete address).

Danish criminal records are only available to people who are registered with the National Registry of Denmark. If you are not registered with the National Registry of Denmark, you are not required to provide a Danish criminal record. If you are asked for a Danish criminal record, write: “I cannot provide a police certificate for the time I spent in Denmark because certificates are only available to people who are registered with the National Registry of Denmark.”

Information and documents you need:

  • Applicable fees
  • If you are applying by mail, you should include a copy of your passport or other authorized identification, provide a return address and send to:

    Rigspolitichefen, Afdeling D Kriminalregisteret
    P.O. Box 93
    Landlystvej 34-40
    2650 Hvidovre
    Denmark
    Fax: +45 46 33 14 78
    For more information, see the Politi website.

Special notes and considerations

Do I need to provide a police certificate for Express Entry?

Yes. If you are Invited to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence, you need to upload a police certificate in your Electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR). Please follow the instructions above to get your police certificate.

We will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.


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