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Passports for Children (under the age of 18)

Please note that you need to make an appointment before both parents and the child/children can show up at the nearest possible representation. An appointment must be made for each child.

It is now possible to apply for passports for children under the age of 12 at honorary consulates and the Embassy in Washington, D.C. Biometric processing is not needed for this age group. See below for required documentation. 

Processing time for children's passports is approximately 4 weeks, 5 weeks during peak periods.

Please see bottom of the page for required documents to be submitted.

Consulate General in New York
For the Consulate General in New York you need to make an appointment online to apply for a new passport.

Consulate General in Chicago
For the Consulate General in Chicago you need to make an appointment online to apply for a new passport.

Consulate General in Silicon Valley
For the Consulate  General in Palo Alto please make your appointment online at:

Consulate in Sacramento
For the Consulate in Sacramento (formerly San Francisco) please make your appointment by contacting the consulate at 916 448 9688 or


Documents to be submitted:

  1. ONE APPLICATION FORM PER PERSON, completed and signed.
    Download form.

  2. YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT. The Passport Office does not need to keep the passport and you may use it for travel until your new passport arrives.

  3. THE CHILD’S ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE (both parents’ names must appear on the Certificate)

  4. BOTH parents must fill in and sign the consent section on page 3. If one parent has sole custody of the child, documentation to that effect MUST be produced. In case one or both parents are unable to appear in person, the declaration must be signed before a Notary Public.

  5. BOTH parents’ passports and Permanent Registration Cards/valid visas with I-94 online registration or US certificate of naturalization if parents became US citizens after September 1, 2015.

  6. ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF DANISH NATIONALITY of the Danish parent, who was born outside of Denmark or reacquired Danish citizenship after September 1, 2015. 

  7. PARENTS’ ORIGINAL MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (If the father is the only Danish national and the child is born before July 1st, 2014)

  8. FEE. Cash or Money Order ONLY. 

All requested documents must be in Danish or English or a notarized English translation.

If applying for a passport for a child under the age of 12 years at the Danish Embassy in Washington or at an Honorary Consulate the passport photo MUST be provided

If you cannot pick-up your passport, the passport will be sent to your home or business address - at your own risk - via Federal Express. In this case an additional fee will be charged in either cash or money order.

The Consulates General and the Consulate in Sacramento will take a digital photo. However, it may prove difficult to capture a suitable digital photo of children. It is therefore advisable to bring a normal passport photo to the Consulates General or the Consulate in Sacramento, which can then be scanned: requirements for passport photos.

IF YOUR CHILD REQUIRES AN EMERGENCY PASSPORT OR AN EXTENSION OF OLD PASSPORT you may contact the Danish Embassy, the Danish Consulate General in New York, Chicago, Silicon Valley or an Honorary Consulate:


The Consulate General in New York
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Avenue, 18th floor (48th Street)
New York, NY 10017-2201

Telephone: (212) 223-4545
Fax: (212) 754-1904

Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM. By appointment only.

Consular phone hours are

Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Consulate General in Chicago
875 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 3950
Chicago, IL, 60611

Tel.: (312) 787-8780
Fax: (312) 787-8744

Opening hours:
Monday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. By appointment only

Consular phone is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30PM.

The Consulate General in Silicon Valley

200 Page Mill Road, suite 100

Palo Alto, CA, 94306

Tel.: (650) 304-3470



Opening hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

By appointment only.


The Consulate in Sacramento 
One Capitol Mall, Suite 670
Sacramento, CA 95814

Tel: (916) 448 9688
Fax: (916) 448 9084

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. By appointment only.

Consular phone is open every weekday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.