Going to Denmark

If you and your child live abroad, and you are considering going to Denmark with your child, you must make sure that you can do so lawfully.

The rules that determine whether it is lawful to go to Denmark with the child are those of the country where the child normally lives, and not the Danish rules. This also applies even if it is only for a holiday.

We therefore advise you to contact the authorities or a lawyer in the country, where the child normally lives, before you go to Denmark with the child.

If you are in doubt about what authorities can advise you on the rules in the country where you live, you can contact the Danish Embassy.

 

If you go to Denmark unlawfully with your child

Denmark has acceded to the Hague Convention. This means that Denmark has a duty, in principle, to return a child if it has been abducted to or is being retained in Denmark.

Under the European Convention, Denmark has a duty, in principle, to recognise and enforce decisions on custody made in other convention states.