Danish nationality law

Danish nationality law is governed by the Constitutional Act the Realm of Denmark (of 1953) and the Consolidated Act of Danish Nationality (of 2003, with amendment in 2004). Danish nationality can be acquired in one of the following ways:[1]

Danish Citizenship Act
Parliament of Denmark
  • An Act relating to Danish citizenship
Enacted byKingdom Government of Denmark
Status: Current legislation

In December 2018, the law on Danish citizenship was changed so that a handshake was mandatory during the ceremony. The regulation would, among other things for instance, prevent many members of the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir from receiving Danish citizenship, since many of them refuse to shake hands with individuals of the opposite sex.[3]