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'''Church Ministry'''<br>
Frederiksholms Kanal 21, 1220 Copenhagen K<br>
Frederiksholms Kanal 21, 1220 Copenhagen K<br>
E-mail: km (at)<br>
E-mail: km (at)<br>

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In the event of the death of a family member, friend or relative in Denmark the first thing to do is to contact the local doctor of the deceased. The doctor certifies the death and issues a medical certificate of death (Ddsattest) and a death report, and reports the death to the local authorities (Sundhedsstyrelsen).

Send the form and the medical death certificate to the office of the parish where the deceased lived. You can find the relevant addresses and phone numbers on

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Medical certificate of death issued by the doctor
  • Social security card of the deceased
  • Marriage or birth certificate of the deceased

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Aabenraa Kommune
Skelbaekvej 2
6200 aabenraa
TEL: +45 7376 76 76

r Kommune
Staterne 2
5970 rskbing
TEL: +45 63 52 50 00

Church Ministry
Frederiksholms Kanal 21, 1220 Copenhagen K
E-mail: km (at)
Phone: 33 92 33 90
Office hours: Monday-Thursday. 9:00 to 16:00 - Friday. 9:00 to 15:30

Find parish

Parish Portal

Danish Kommunes

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The death can be reported by a relative, or by a local funeral parlour on behalf of the relative.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

The form to report a death (Ddsanmeldelse og anmodning om begravelse/ligbrnding) (in Danish)

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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Deaths must be reported to the funeral authorities (the church office in the parish of residence) no more than 2 days after they occur - even if the deceased was not a member of the Church of Denmark.

The necessary documents can be obtained from the undertaker, hospital or church office. The funeral authorities will then inform Copenhagen Citizen Service , the health authorities, family and labour market authorities and probate court.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full names
  • Street address
  • Postcode
  • City
  • Birth registration Place
  • Place of death
  • Citizenship
  • Marital Status
  • Details of spouse / civil partner

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Need for the Document[edit]

All deaths in Denmark are registered by the Danish National Church and must be reported to the local church office in the area of residence/parish of the deceased within 48 hours. This report, which is also a burial request, has to be carried out even if the deceased was affiliated with another religion, or not a member of the church.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

After the death has been reported to the Danish National Church, the relatives of the deceased receive an official burial approval in writing from the church office (Godkendelsesattest).

External Links[edit]

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The Church Office then notifies the National Register (folkeregister) of the death. The Probate Court (skifteret) is also informed of the death and, soon afterwards, summons the family to deal with the distribution of the deceased's assets.