Limited Acceptance of Citizenship Applications; All Other American Citizen Services Remain Suspended 

Updated:  May 20, 2020

Accepting Limited Citizenship Appointments:  The U.S. Embassy is accepting limited appointments for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  We are limiting appointments to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Expect significant delays to receive your new citizenship document following your appointment.   The facilities in the United States which print and ship U.S. passports and CRBA’s for U.S. citizens worldwide have been closed since early April due to COVID-19.  We do not have a definitive date when the printing facilities will reopen.  In the meantime, you can schedule a citizenship appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen online.  If you are an adult renewing your 10-year passport please use our mail-in renewal option.

Other Services Remain Suspended:  Notary, social security, and loss of nationality services remain suspended due to COVID-19.  We do not have a definitive timeline for resumption of routine services.  Please check this website for the most up-to-date information.

  • Notary:  Suspended due to COVID-19
  • Social Security Interviews/Certification of True Copies:  Suspended due to COVID-19.  However, if you require a certified copy of a true original document to complete your social security application it is possible to do this process by mail.  Email us at CopenhagenACS@state.gov to coordinate the mail-in process.
  • Loss of Nationality/Renunciation:   Suspended due to COVID-19

Emergency Services Available:  We remain open for emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Kingdom of Denmark.  U.S. citizens who have emergency travel taking place can still get a temporary, emergency passport.  Please write us at CopenhagenACS@state.gov to schedule an appointment for your emergency passport.  We will work with you to get you a passport in time for your scheduled travel.  For life or death emergencies where you cannot send an e-mail please call us at +[45] 33 41 71 00 during business hours or at +[45] 33 41 74 00 after business hours.

If you are Sick:  If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms do not come to the U.S. Embassy for assistance.  Call the Danish COVID-19 hotline for assistance:  +[45] 70 20 02 33.  A medical professional will provide you instructions on next steps for testing and care.

Presidential Proclamation – Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

On March 11, the U.S. Government issued a proclamation that suspends the entry of immigrants or nonimmigrants who were physically present within the Schengen Area (including Denmark) during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.  The proclamation does not apply to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, spouses of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, diplomatic and official travelers, air and sea crew members, members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children, and certain other categories of travelers.

The proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (U.S. time) on March 13.  The proclamation does not apply to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departed prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (U.S. time) on March 13.  Travelers should check with their airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about their travel plans and/or restrictions.  For the full text of the proclamation, see https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspension-entry-immigrants-nonimmigrants-certain-additional-persons-pose-risk-transmitting-2019-novel-coronavirus/.