Today, I managed to renew my little boy’s passport at the Borgerservicecentre (passport issuing office) at Struer Kommune, Denmark. His passport is still valid for another 7 months but we decided to renew now while we are in Denmark because it is cheaper and faster here than in England.
I picked up a form from the Borgerservicecentre and asked Thomas to fill up the details on it, obviously the form is all in Danish.
Next, I took Martin to the only photo studio I could find in Struer to have his passport photo taken, yes that is not very easy as my little man decided not to sit still without mommy:-) Luckily after quiet number of attempts he managed to shot a photo we then decided to use. A 4 copies of passport photo costs DKK 149,00 (find it a little expensive compared to England prices)
To renew a passport, it is a MUST to appear in person including the children
- One Application form
- Current Passport
- Both parents information are filled in and signed the consent section on page 3
- If the child is under 3, bring a passport photo as it is difficult for the Passport Office to take photos of small children.
- Fee. Advise to bring Cash
Prices of Passport
– Children under 12 years – DKK 115,00
– Children and adolescents 12-17 years – DKK 141,00
– Adults 18-64 years – DKK 626,00
– Adults aged 65 – DKK 376,00
Take Note: Please DO Bring Cash if you are only holding a Danske/Danish Bank Card as most of the time they DO NOT accept other International Visa Card.
At the Borgerservicecentre, I get a queue number at the reception and asked to wait until being called.
I started the conversation in English and of course I got a reply back in Danish. She keeps speaking to me in Danish even when I told her I don’t understand. Luckily I have with me my father-law who I asked what she is asking. I know she can speak English but keep using her own language to communicate with me and she only started speaking English after I told her we live in England and not in Denmark. Then the conversation went well after that and I was pleased to know that the new passport will be ready for pick up after 4 working days.
I then went back to the reception and paid the renewal fee and was given a receipt. Tried to pay by my visa card but of course it was not possible as they are only accepting Danske/Danish Bank cards. Bring cash or bring your father-in-law:-)