Certificate of existence

A certificate indicating that an individual is alive can be issued, e.g. for the purpose of withdrawing retirement funds or carrying out an estate inventory, based on evidence presented. The person for whom the certificate of life is to be issued must present him- or herself at the Mission in person.


In Denmark, you can order a certificate of existence (bopælsattest) from Borgerservice in your municipality. Bopælsattest with signature corresponds to the certificate of existence written by the embassy.

If you want to apply for a certificate of existence at the embassy -  Book an appointment(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window).