Divorced/Widowed EU citizens
- Copy of your Passport
- Proof of residence (Meldebescheinigung)
- Birth Certificate (original or notarized copy)
- Legalized document showing that that the person has not been remarried after the last divorce decree and that your government officials have looked into their records to prove that your status is true and the status on the current record. The document must then be approved by the Ministry of Foreign affairs and by the Danish Embassy in your country of residence. Affidavits are no longer acceptable. (Each country has its own rules and regulations, so it might be a different process depending on the country. Contact us with questions.)
- original or notarized copy of Divorce Decree or notarized copy of Death Certificate
The Danish Authorities require the submission of a Certificate of Resolution of Divorce in order to be completely sure that the Divorce or Dissolution of Marriage was not been set aside by a higher court upon an appeal during the period for ordinary legal remedies. The judgment of Dissolution of Marriage or the Divorce Decree itself stating that it is final, is generally not good enough!
The required additional certificate must indicate:
“NO APPEAL HAS BEEN MADE OR CAN BE MADE TO A HIGHER COURT” and
“THE PARTIES TO THE DIVORCE ARE FREE TO BE REMARRIED”.
All Divorce Decrees that have been issued outside Europe must be originals and translated in English, German or Danish. The translation must be legalized from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the country and the local Danish Embassy. For the German Divorce Decree it must state: “RECHTSKRÄFTIG”.
All documents must be either in German, English or Danish language.