How to Apply For Register a Death in Denmark

Apply For Register a Death in Denmark

If you discover the death of an individual from the family or a friend or friend in Denmark one of the most important things you should do is call the doctor in the area for the dead. The doctor confirms the death and issue the health certificate (Ddsattest) as well as the death report. He also notifies the authorities in the area (Sundhedsstyrelsen).

You must send the form along with the certified medical certificate of death to the church in which the deceased resided. You can find the relevant addresses and phone numbers on

How to Apply For Register a Death in Denmark
How to Apply For Register a Death in Denmark

Required Documents For Register a Death

  • Medical death certificate from the medical professional
  • Social Security card from the decedent
  • Birth certificate or marriage document of the decedent

Office Locations and Contacts

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

Staterne 2
5970 Rskbing
TEL: +45 63 52 50 00

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

Locate parish

Parish Portal

Danish Kommunes

What are all the Eligibility

The death may be reported to a loved one or by a funeral parlour in the local area in the name of the family member.

Documents to Utilize

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


The death must be reported to funeral authority (the church office of the parish where residence is located) not more than two days after the date they occurred regardless of whether the deceased wasn’t an active part of the Church of Denmark.

The documents required are available at the hospital, undertaker or the church office. Funeral authorities will be in touch with Copenhagen Citizen Service , the health authorities along with relatives and labor market regulators, as well as the probate court.

Requirements Information

  • Full names
  • Street address
  • Postcode
  • City
  • Birth registration Location
  • Where the death occurred
  • Citizenship
  • Marital Status
  • Particulars of spouse/civil partner

The document is needed

All deaths occurring in Denmark are recorded in The Danish National Church and must be reported to the church office local to in the parish or residence of the deceased within 48 hours of the death. This form of report as well as a burial request, is required to be made regardless of whether the deceased was not a member of a different religion, or was not a member of the church.

Other uses for the Document/Certificate

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).

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The Church Office then notifies the National Register (folkeregister) of the death. Also, the Probate Court (skifteret) is also informed of the death. They shortly after, summons the family members to handle the distribution of the deceased’s property.

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