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Hundreds of Brits getting Danish citizenship

Christian Wenande
December 14th, 2020


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With a Brexit agreement possibly on the immediate horizon over 500 British citizens have launched successful applications this year

Brexit has spurred Danish citizenship application (photo: Pixabay)

According to figures from the Immigration Ministry, a considerable influx of British citizens have applied to become Danish in 2020.

The figures, published by Jyllands-Posten newspaper, showed that 511 Brits have applied for and received Danish citizenship this year.

In comparison, just six did so in 2014, 26 in 2015 and 50 in 2016 – the year when the UK voted to leave the EU. 

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Dual citizenship aspect
Since then the number has increased considerably, from 305 in 2017 to 600 in 2019. 

Another element to the story happened in 2015, when Denmark began permitting dual citizenship. 

The news comes as the UK and EU continue negotiations for a Brexit. 


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