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Faroese passport

Danish passports are issued to citizens of the Kingdom of Denmark to facilitate international travel. Different versions exist for nationals of Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands although all citizens have the same nationality.

Physical appearance

The Danish and Greenlandic versions of the passport have burgundy colour covers, according to the European Union's recommendations, while the Faroese version is green. All contain the Danish Coat of Arms emblazoned in the centre of the front cover, with the word DANMARK (English: Denmark) above it, and the word PAS (English: Passport) below. Since August 1, 2006, biometric passports are issued. Above the word DANMARK, the Danish version contains the words DEN EUROPÆISKE UNION (English: European Union) (as all other EU passports), while in the Greenlandic and Faroese versions the text KALAALLIT NUNAAT (English: Greenland) or FØROYAR (English: Faroe Islands) is written. Fields on the bearer's page are in Danish, English and French, with translations in the official languages of the European Union elsewhere in the document. Instead of French, Faroese or Greenlandic are used in the Faroese and Greenlandic versions respectively. The page contains the following information:[1]

  • Photo of the passport holder
  • Type (P)
  • Passport No.
  • Surname
  • Given names
  • Sex
  • Nationality (Danish: Dansk, English: Danish, French: Danoise)
    • In the Faroe passport with the addition: Dansk/Danskur/Danish-Foroyskur/Faroese[2]
    • In the Greenlandic passport is the first page in Greenlandic, Danish and English, and the text on pages 1 and 2 are not in so many different languages, as in the Danish[3]
  • Height
  • Date of Birth
  • Personal Code Number
  • Place of Birth
  • Date of issue/expiry (validity is 10 years from date of issue for adults and 5 years for children)
  • Authority (usually the municipality in which the holder resides)
  • Holder's signature

Passports contain a machine readable strip starting with P>DNK for all types.

The front cover of a contemporary Danish biometric diplomatic passport, as well as Faroe and Greenlandic passports.


Besides the ordinary passport (with PAS on the cover), also 3 versions of blue service passports (TJENESTEPAS) and a single red diplomatic passport (DIPLOMATPAS) are issued. The latter does not bear the text DEN EUROPÆISKE UNION.

Fees (as of 2012*)

Document Adult (18 and over) Children (under 18) Senior (65+)
32 pages DKK 625 DKK 140 DKK 375
Validity 10 years 5 years 10 years


In 2010, an atheist Danish citizen filed a complaint to the Danish Ministry of Justice, due to the passport's inclusion of a picture of the crucifixion of Jesus as shown on the Jelling Stones, arguing that passports should be free of religious symbols.[4] This argument was rejected by leading Danish politicians, arguing that Christianity is a part of Denmark's cultural history, and Christianity was not depicted exclusively, since the passport also includes an image of a dragon motif, likewise taken from the largest Jelling Stone.[5] The passport design including images from the Jelling Stones was introduced in 1997,[6] when the current red design was introduced. Previous Danish passports had been green or beige.

See also

Denmark portal
Faroe Islands portal
Greenland portal

External links

  • Images of a 1952 Danish passport from


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