Can you be deprived of your Danish nationality?
If you acquired Danish nationality by fraudulent conduct, you may be deprived of your Danish nationality by judgment. Your fraudulent conduct must, however, have been determinative for your acquisition of Danish nationality.
Fraudulent conduct could be if you intentionally gave incorrect or misleading information or suppressed relevant information in your application. One example is that you risk being deprived of your Danish nationality by judgment if you provided incorrect details of your Danish skills in connection with the examination of your application for Danish nationality.
If you are deprived of your Danish nationality by judgment because of incorrect information, the judges must make a so-called proportionality assessment. This means for example that, if you have lived in Denmark for many years and have family here, the judges must balance the gravity of the offence and the interference with your life following from deprivation of your Danish nationality. You risk being deprived of your Danish nationality even though that would make you stateless.
If you were born Danish, it is therefore impossible in practice to become stateless as you acquired your nationality at birth because of your parents' Danish nationality.
For further details see section 8A of the Nationality Act.
A person sentenced for violation of one or more provisions of Parts 12 and 13 of the Criminal Code (offences against national independence and security) may be deprived of his or her Danish nationality by judgment unless that will make the person concerned stateless.
For further details see section 8B of the Nationality Act.
These provisions relate to all Danish nationals and it is of no importance whether you acquired Danish nationality by birth, by adoption, legitimisation or declaration or by naturalisation upon application. You can be deprived of your Danish nationality if the other conditions are satisfied. Accordingly, Denmark follows the principles set out in the 1997 European Convention on Nationality.
If you are deprived of your Danish nationality, it will not affect your children.