The British Embassy in Cophenhagen develops and maintains relations between the UK and Denmark. Their work covers a range of issues including political, commercial, security and economic questions.

The Embassy works 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. They explain UK policies to the Danish government, non-government organisations and media. They also report Danish views and policies to the British government.

the Embassy supports British defence interests in Denmark, including developing links between the British and Danish militaries. They 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.

Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance
If you’re in Denmark and you urgently need help (e.g. if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +45 35 44 52 00. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Denmark, call 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport
The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document (ETD) if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible. Call us before making an appointment if you’ve never applied for a British passport before or if you’re applying for a child under the age of 16.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Copenhagen

Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Denmark, see travel advice for Denmark.

Support if you’ve been arrested
We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Denmark. 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.

Notarial and documentary services
We may be able to offer notarial services, including Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit and Make a certified copy of a British passport. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalisation services
The British Embassy in Copenhagen does not provide legalisation services. Read our general guidance leaflet for more information on legalisation.

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

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