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Have you lost your EU residence document?

We always recommend that you store your residence document in a safe place. If you have been unlucky enough to lose your residence document or it has been stolen etc., you will be able to apply to the State Administration for a new residence document or a copy of the original.

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EU nationals

If you are an EU/EEA national, your residence document is a registration certificate which is a paper document. If you have lost your registration certificate, you will be able to obtain a copy of the certificate. Please apply in person at one of the State Administration offices in Aabenraa, Aarhus, Aalborg, Copenhagen, Odense or Rønne (find addresses of local offices here). You will need to bring your passport or national ID card. If you attend the State Administration in person, you will often be able to obtain a copy immediately. You can also write to the State Administration at euophold@statsforvaltningen.dk and ask to have a copy of the certificate sent to you. Remember to state the applicable information so that we are able to locate your details. We recommend that you write to us by secure e-mail, preferably using e-boks. We will then send a copy of the registration certificate to you through your e-boks or to your registered address. Sending the copy to you will take a certain amount of time.

If you are an EU national and received your residence document before 1 May 2006, your document will probably be a plastic card with a photo etc. After 1 May 2006, all residence documents for EU nationals have been issued as paper documents. If you have lost your old plastic card, you will therefore not be able to obtain a new plastic residence card. You will only be able to obtain a copy of the letter that accompanied the residence card if you are not longer in possession of this letter either. The letter has the same function as a registration certificate.

Third country nationals

If you are a national of a country outside the EU/EEA, your EU residence document will be a plastic residence card with your photo and signature. If you lose your residence card, a new residence card must be issued to you. The procedure is therefore different to the procedure for EU nationals. First and foremost, you must complete a police declaration for a lost passport or identity document (P 650-031). This declaration can be obtained from the police. The declaration must be signed and stamped by the police. You will need to apply in person at one of the State Administration offices in Aabenraa, Aarhus, Aalborg, Copenhagen, Odense or Rønne (find addresses of local offices here). You must bring the above police declaration, your passport and a recent passport photo of yourself. See photo requirements here. At the State Administration, you will need to sign a master record to order a new residence card. The card is ordered from an external supplier. You should expect to wait approx. 4-5 weeks to receive the new card directly from the supplier. If you need to travel before you receive the residence card, you can apply to the Danish Immigration Service for a re-entry visa for your passport. Find out more about re-entry visas on the Danish Immigration Service website here. Danish Immigration Service contact information can be found here.

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