In 2020, Denmark reported 1,515 registered asylum-seekers – the lowest number in 20 years – most of them coming from Syria, Eritrea and Morocco.

UNHCR is represented in Denmark with a liaison office located in UN City in Copenhagen. The office is part of UNHCR’s Representation for the Nordic and Baltic Countries, which has been active in the region since 1985 and is responsible for Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

For more information for refugees and asylum-seekers in the Nordic and Baltic Countries, go to this page.

The UN Refugee Agency’s work in the Nordic and Baltic countries focuses on supporting governments in implementing legal instruments related to asylum and statelessness and ensuring that all persons of concern to UNHCR in the region enjoy access to their rights in these areas. UNHCR also focuses on raising awareness and mobilizing support for the organization’s global efforts to protect people forced to flee.

In UN City in Copenhagen, Denmark also hosts UNHCR’s Global Service Center with several Headquarter-functions, including UNHCR’s Private Sector Partnerships Service, Education Section, Global Data Service, Division of Information systems and Telecommunication as well as the joint UNHCR-World Bank Data Center.

For information about our work in Denmark:

Contact Information

Denmark is covered by the following UNHCR office:

UNHCR Representation for the Nordic and Baltic Countries

Street Address:
Sveavägen 166, 15th fl., 11346 Stockholm, Sweden

Mailing Address:

Telephone:
+46 10 10 12 800

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, New Year's Day
02 April 2021, Easter Good Friday
05 April 2021, Easter Monday
30 April 2021, Walpurgis Day
13 May 2021, Ascension Day
14 May 2021, Eid al Fitr
25 June 2021, Midsummer Eve
20 July 2021, Eid al Adha
05 November 2021, Eve before All Saints Day
24 December 2021, Christmas Eve

Comments:
Countries covered: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden

The UNHCR Global Service Center in Copenhagen

Street Address:
UN City Marmorvej 51 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Mailing Address:

Telephone:
+45 45 33 63 00

Email:
[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 1

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 08:30 - 17:00
Friday: 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday:
Sunday:

Public Holidays:
01 January 2021, New Year's Day
01 April 2021, Maundy Thursday
02 April 2021, Good Friday
05 April 2021, Easter Monday
30 April 2021, Great Prayer Day/Orth. Good Fr
13 May 2021, Ascension Day/Eid al-Fitr
24 May 2021, Whit Monday
20 July 2021, Eid al-Adha
24 December 2021, Christmas Day (observed)

Comments:
Public Holidays for the Year 2017 1 New Year`s Day Monday, 2nd January (In lieu of: Sunday, 1st January) 2 Maundy Thursday Thursday, 13th April 3 Good Friday Friday, 14th April 4 Easter Monday Monday, 17th April 5 Ascension Day Thursday, 25th May 6 Whit Monday Monday, 5th June 7 Eid al-Fitr Monday, 26th June (In lieu of: Sunday, 25th June) 8 Eid-al-Adha Friday, 1st September (In lieu of: Saturday, 2nd September) 9 Christmas Day Monday 25th December 10 Floating Holiday (In the interest of respecting the diversity of United Nations staff members, staff members are given the option of observing one of the following as a floating holiday): a)Orthodox Christmas Friday, 6th January (In lieu of: Saturday, 7th January) b)Orthodox Good Friday Friday, 14th April (Same date as Holiday 3 this year) c)Day of Vesak Wednesday, 10th May d)Yom Kippur Friday, 29th September e)Diwali Thursday, 19th October f)Gurpurab Friday, 3rd November (In lieu of: Saturday, 4th November) g)Second Christmas Day Tuesday, 26th December