When determining the period of residence, emphasis will in the first instance be placed on the information recorded in the CPR register. However, the actual date of entry into Denmark will be used as a basis. The decisive factor is whether you have had a place of residence in Denmark for at least ten years. Holidays, etc. abroad are excluded from the determination of the ten-year period. However, holidays will be taken into account when determining whether you have been resident abroad for more than one year during the past six years.
The ten-year period of residence need not be continuous. The residence requirement is considered to be met if, for example, you lived in Denmark from birth until the age of five and you have also lived in Denmark for five of the past six years before you submitted the citizenship declaration.
The residence requirement is also considered to be met if you have had a place of residence in another Nordic country, but only if the period of residence in the other Nordic country dates back at least five years prior to submission of the declaration and was before your 16th birthday.
When determining the period of residence outside Denmark, emphasis will in the first instance be placed on the information registered in the CPR register and the information which the applicant provides under oath on the declaration form. All periods of stay abroad during the relevant period will be taken into account in the calculation. Departure and return dates will be taken into account. Weekend stays away will not be taken into account.