Australian Embassy
Denmark
Norway, Iceland

The Australian Embassy in Denmark                                          

We are accredited to Denmark, Norway and Iceland and our role is to promote Australia's relationships with the region and to provide consular assistance to Australians overseas. This website guides you to information about Australia, whether you are interested in doing business with or investing in Australia, going on holiday, studying or learning more about Australia.
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COVID-19 Notice

**From Monday 21 until Thursday 24 September 2020, the Australian Embassy’s phone lines will be diverted to the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra between the hours of 08:30 and 13:00. From 13:00 until regular closing time, calls will resume being managed by Embassy staff in Copenhagen.**

In line with the advice of our host government in Denmark, the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen has resumed services for passport and notarial clients. As the Embassy wants to provide a safe environment for both staff and visitors, we ask that everyone adheres to the advice of local authorities, including:

  • continue to practice physical distancing;
  • continue to practice good hygiene (focusing on cough etiquette, hand hygiene and contact points); and
  • isolating yourself if you have symptoms and seek to get tested in consultation with your doctor.

We also kindly request that you do not visit the Embassy if you have returned from overseas within the last 14 days.

 Updated advice on Danish borders

https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark/travelling-in-or-out-of-denmark/is-my-country-open-or-closed

Worthy purposes for entering Denmark now include urgent Embassy appointments. If you have a worthy purpose for entering Denmark, the requirement  of spending at least six (6) nights is waived. Please contact the Embassy if you believe you have urgent business that cannot be delayed.

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General advice from the Australian Government

Information on entering, departing and transiting through Australia can be found on the Australian Border Force website: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Regulations regarding inter-state travel in Australia can change at short notice. For up to date information and advice, please refer to the relevant state and territory government websites, which can be found here:
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers

From 9.00pm (Australian time) on 20 March, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. All those arriving in Australia will be required to undertake 14 days’ quarantine in government approved accommodation and may have to comply with other state and territory travel restrictions.

If you are overseas and unable to return home to Australia as planned, please contact the Embassy on +45 70263676 or register your details here: https://covid19.dfat.gov.au  

As of 11:59 on Saturday 28 March (Australian time) all those arriving in Australia will be required to undertake their mandatory 14 day self-isolation at designated facilities (for example, a hotel) before they can go home.

Travellers will be transported directly to designated facilities after appropriate immigration, customs and enhanced health checks at airports. Designated facilities will be determined by the relevant state or territory government and will ordinarily be in the city of entry where the traveller has cleared immigration, but facilities in other areas may be used if required. These requirements will be implemented under state and territory legislation and will be enforced by state and territory governments, with the support of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Australian Border Force (ABF) where necessary.

Advice on Smartraveller for Returning Australians state that when returning to Queensland or Northern Territory, travellers must pay for their own quaratine. Underage travellers returning on their own may in certain circumstances be allowed to quarantine with family.

Information on quarantine measures from the Australian Department of Health.

If you’re overseas and either can’t or don’t want to return to Australia, you should follow the advice of local authorities.
We urge you to contact your travel insurance to confirm your medical coverage and stay in close contact with your travel agency or airline to get their updated advice.

Please read the Smartraveller specific COVID-19 advice here: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-COVID-19.
 

For Australians currently in Denmark

You can find all information about Denmarks response to COVID-19 and its opening strategy on https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark

As Denmark is opening its borders, please note the requirements you must meet to enter. Danish authorities have provided a list of recognised purposes here: https://politi.dk/en/corona-virus-covid-19-in-denmark/faq-of-the-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-of-denmark

The Danish Department of Health have published a Q&A in English as well: https://www.sst.dk/da/Viden/Smitsomme-sygdomme/Smitsomme-sygdomme-A-AA/Coronavirus/Spoergsmaal-og-svar/Questions-and-answers

For general advice about COVID-19, you can call the Danish Health Authority Hotline on +45 722 274 59 or the non-medical hotline on 70 200 233.

If you are in Greenland, please monitor the information provided by the Police in Greenland and Visit Greenland
To stay updated on the situation in Greenland go here: https://nun.gl/ 
To enter Greenland, you must register your details and you will not be allowed onboard the flight to Greenland unless you have the receipt email : https://sumut2020.gl/Instructions/EditInstructions

To stay updated on the situation in the Faroe Islands go here: www.corona.fo  


For Australians currently in Norway

As societies begin to open, restrictions change. Please monitor updates provided by local authorities.
https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/immigration-and-integration/innsikt/questions--answers-on-new-rules-barring-entry-to-norway/id2693775/

COVID-19 information in English is here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/id2692388/

The Norwegian Directorate for Immigration (UDI) provide information for visa holders and temporary visitors: https://www.udi.no/en/about-the-corona-situation/

For health advice, stay informed through the Norwegian Directorate of Health https://www.helsedirektoratet.no/english)
and from Helsenorge https://helsenorge.no/
 

For Australians in Iceland

Iceland has provided the following English website as a central point for most information (including important contact information) which we recommend you monitor: https://www.covid.is/english

As restrictions and quarantine arrangements are changing, we recommend that you read Iceland's latest advice for tourists (https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/tourists) as well as this FAQ:

https://www.ferdamalastofa.is/static/files/ferdamalastofa/covid-19/important-information-for-tourists-in-iceland-about-covid-19.pdf

Friends or family traveling in Australia?
For parents and loved ones of travellers currently in Australia, please take a look at the information posted by the Australian Department of Health - https://www.health.gov.au/  and reach out to one of the local embassies listed below for further information.

For a Danish friend or family member, please contact the Danish Embassy in Canberra https://australien.um.dk/  for specific advice for Danes in Australia: https://australien.um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/coronavirus/

For a Norwegian family member of friend, please seek out the information provided by the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra https://www.norway.no/en/australia/

For an Icelandic friend of family member, please see the advice provided on the Icelandic COVID-19 site here: https://www.covid.is/sub-categories/travel

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  Apply for the right visa  

  Use the Visa Finder to find the right visa. How long does it take to get a visa? See the  Visa Processing times.
  EU passport holders can apply for the eVisitor visa - it is free of charge and lets you travel as a tourist for up to
  3 months.

  Detailed questions?
  CONTACT the Australian Visa Global Service Centre on +61 2 61 96 01 96 between 09:00 - 17:00 (Copenhagen time).
  International call charges apply.
 
The Australian Embassy in Denmark does not have a Visa or Immigration department, so all enquiries relating to visa,
  immigration or border issues should be directed to our Visa Help desk in Australia.
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Notarial Services

The Embassy has re-opened for physical appointments as of 11 May 2020, though with an emphasis on ensuring that people can adhere to distancing measures. Certain notarial services, such as certified copies or getting Apostilles affixed on Australian original documents, can be done by mailing in the documents.

Our services are detailed here: https://denmark.embassy.gov.au/cpgn/consular.html

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Subscribe to updates from Smartraveller

Rather than registering your travel, we ask that you Subscribe to Updates
This service provides you with the latest updates to our travel advice. You can subscribe to one or more countries or to our official bulletins for information about topics such as voting in Australian elections, large sporting events, or widespread health or security issues.

Check out the current travel advice for this region: Denmark Norway  -  Iceland  and take a look at all Smartraveller advice.

If you, or someone you know, is affected by a crisis and needs help, you or they will be able to register via a simple online form or call us on 1300 555 135 (in Australia) or 02 6261 3305 from overseas.
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A message from the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Norway and Iceland

H.E. MaryEllen Miller 

"Australia and Denmark, Norway and Iceland share values across many areas of international importance such as our shared commitment to freedom, democracy, rule of law and the rules-based international order. We value these partnerships greatly, but we also share a kindred spirit. Australians feel welcome when they visit Denmark, Norway and Iceland and we’re always happy to hear that the feeling is mutual, with travellers from this region visiting Australia for tourism, to studying or doing business.

There are many opportunities to connect our countries of accreditation with Australia and we will continue to build and establish new important links between governments, businesses and peoples."

Our bilateral relationship

Denmark

Australia and Denmark share a bilateral relationship based on close cooperation on a range of issues in international forums, a strong commitment to global security, and people-to-people links established over two centuries of migration.  According to the 2016 census, over 59,000 Australians claim Danish ancestry. Australia's profile in Denmark, and vice-versa, was boosted by the marriage in May 2004 of Australian-born Mary Donaldson to Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik.

Norway

Australia and Norway share the same values and are like-minded on many of the key challenges facing our globe. We are strong advocates for the rules-based international order. Norway is an important interlocutor for Australia on Antarctic issues. According to the 2016 census, over 26,000 Australians claim Norwegian ancestry.

Iceland

Australia and Iceland established diplomatic relations on 17 April 1984.  According to the 2016 census, almost 1,100 Australians claim Icelandic ancestry.

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The Australian Embassy operate by an appointment system - please do not show up without an appoitment.
Passports services are provided three times a week, while notarial services are provided twice a week, with oaths and affidavits which are done by diplomatic staff, are only available on Tuesdays.

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Passport appointments
Mondays 13:00 - 15:00
Tuesdays 09:00 - 11:00
Thursdays 13:00 - 15:00

 Notarial appointments
Tuesdays 13:00 - 15:00 (if you need to have an Affidavit witnessed or an Oath administered, you must book with a DIplomatic officer)
Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00 (not Oaths or Affidavits) 

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Got a question? Read our Frequently Asked Questions first
What to bring , medicine and foreign passport requirements: http://denmark.embassy.gov.au/cpgn/visa_faq.html

Which Visa should you apply for?
Find the right visa for you using our Visa Finder
As a European passport holder going as a tourist or business visit to Australia, you can apply for the eVisitor visa.
Start any application for a visa by creating an ImmiAccount: https://online.immi.gov.au/lusc/login

Check your visa status via ImmiAccount: http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Immi
Visa and citizenship standard processing times 
Make specific visa enquiries via a designated online enquiry form

 

Contacting the Embassy
You can contact the Embassy via email or telephone or connect with us on Social Media: Facebook and Twitter.
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Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies at the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen. 
For career prospectcs with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, check out our vacancies in the region.
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Have you lost your personal items or had your travel document stolen?
Being the victim of a theft or an accident can have an impact on your onward travel. The Embassy can assist with replacing your passport with an Emergency Passport, and you can contact relevant Lost/found offices to try to locate your lost property.
http://denmark.embassy.gov.au/cpgn/loss_theft.html
 

 

Updated/reviewed  18 September 2020