A child must fulfil certain conditions in order to acquire Danish citizenship with a parent.
Children are under normal circumstances included in a parent’s declaration.
If you acquire Danish citizenship by submitting a declaration, in most cases, your children will acquire Danish citizenship as well, provided:
- You have sole or joint custody
- The other parent consent
- The child is unmarried
- The child is under 18 years of age.
Please note, if a child is adopted, it is a further condition that the adoption is valid under Danish law. Documentation of the validity of the adoption under Danish law must attached to the declaration.
Please also note, that you can state in your declaration, that you do not want your children to be included in your declaration. Thus, your children will not acquire Danish citizenship.
Please also note that you must document your relationship to the children. This may require you to undergo a DNA test or to submit original apostille-endorsed or legalised birth certificates.