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Limited Acceptance of Citizenship Applications
March 16, 2020

Updated: April 12, 2021

Accepting Limited Citizenship Appointments:  The U.S. Embassy is open for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  We are limiting appointments to adhere to social distancing guidelines.  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.

Status of Other Services:  Please check this page often for the most up-to-date information on our operations.

  • Notary:  Limited notary services resume March 4, 2021.  Expect a backlog as we work through significant demand for notary services.
  • Social Security Interviews/Certification of True Copies:  Limited in-person appointments resume March 4, 2021.  If you require a certified copy of a true original document to complete your social security application you may do this by mail.  This is strongly encouraged due to increased wait times for appointments.  E-mail 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.

Travelers Recently Arrived from the United States Seeking Appointments at the Embassy:  Danish government authorities strongly encourage any travelers arriving in Denmark from the United States  – which is currently classified as a “banned country” – to self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Denmark.

If you do not ordinarily reside in Denmark, you must comply with Danish guidelines for entry to the country in order to gain access to the Embassy.  The Danish entry requirements vary from country to country and may include being fully vaccinated and/or presenting a negative COVID-19 test at the Danish border.  Danish entry requirements change frequently.  You can find up-to-date Danish entry requirements in English on the Danish government COVID-19 website.  The U.S. Embassy cannot assist U.S. citizens with entry to Denmark.  Please call the Danish COVID-19 hotline number for questions about entry to Denmark. If you have a true life-or-death emergency which requires an in-person appointment contact us at CopenhagenACS@state.gov  to discuss.

If you have a true life-or-death emergency which requires an in-person appointment contact us at CopenhagenACS@state.gov to discuss.

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 10-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/.