Modification of personal data - Family reunification or asylum
If you wish to change your personal data, you can submit an application to the Danish Immigration Service requesting it.
You can apply for a change of the personal data registered by the Immigration Service.
If you received your residence permit or residency document from the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), it is SIRI who decide whether your personal data can be change. In that case you must contact SIRI
Citizens of Nordic countries who wish to change their personal data can submit an application to the Civil Registration Office (CPR) in the municipality where they reside.
If you are granted a Danish residence permit by the Immigration Service we will register your basic personal information, including your name, date of birth, country of birth and citizenship. The information is obtained from the documents submitted with your application, such as passport, birth certificate and marriage certificate.
If your date of birth cannot be identified due to a lack of documentation, the Immigration Service will estimate one.
If you hold a residence permit given by the Immigration Service and it is uncertain whether you are stateless, the Immigration Service will decide whether you can be registered as such. This means that you cannot choose yourself whether to become a citizen of a particular country.
Questions and answers
You can apply for a change of the following data:
- Date of birth
- Country of birth
- Nationality (citizenship)
Changing your personal data as a result of a decision or event in Denmark, e.g. change of name due to marriage, is done by the civil registrar in the parish where you are residing.
Specifically for stateless individuals
If you think you are stateless and this is not correctly registered by the Immigration Service, you can apply to have this information changed.
Based on your application, the Immigration Service will conduct a specific assessment to determine whether you can be recognised as a stateless in accordance with the UN Convention Regarding the Status of Stateless Persons of 28 September 1954.
Your nationality, as registered by the Immigration Service, is listed in the ‘nationality’ field on your residence card (or your asylum seeker’s card).
If you think you are stateless and SIRI has granted you your residence permit or residency document, SIRI must assess whether you can be recognised as a stateless. In that case you must contact SIRI
How to apply
Fill in application
You must use the PE1/US online application to apply for a change of your personal data.
You need a NemID code card when filling in the application form. Read more about NemID
You are required to use the online self-service form PE1/US when applying for a change of your personal data, unless you are exempt from this requirement. Read more about mandatory online self-service
You must attach:
- Documentation for the desired changes, e.g. a copy of your birth certificate and/or your national passport.
The maximum processing time you can expect for cases regarding changes of personal data is 6-7 months.
When the Immigration Service has processed your application to change your personal data, you will be informed of whether your request has been approved. If there are grounds for doing so, we will also send a copy of the decision to your municipality of residence with a request that the necessary changes be made in the Civil Registration System (CPR).
If the Immigration Service refuses your application to change your personal data, you can appeal the decision. If you have a residence permit on the grounds of family reunification, you can appeal to the Immigration Appeals Board. If you have a residence permit on the grounds of asylum, you can appeal to the Refugee Appeals Board.