The Ministry of Social Affairs, Housing and Senior Citizens handles all cases about international child abduction.

If your child is about to leave DK without your consent right now, please call the police immediately at +45 114.

For other enquiries, please contact: 

The Child Abduction Unit
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Housing and Senior Citizens
Holmens Kanal 22
DK - 1060 Copenhagen K

Tel. +45 40 50 50 26 or +45 33 92 93 00 (Monday-Thursday 8.30-16.00, Friday 8.30-15.30)

Outside opening hours the phone number +45 40 50 50 26 can be used in urgent situations, where your child is about to leave Denmark.


Encrypted e-mails (e.g. from e-boks) are to be sent to The Child Abduction Unit's mailbox:

You may also e-mail to the Ministry’s main mailbox at Please note that regular emails are not encrypted. If your inquiry contains sensitive or confidential information about a person (e.g. information about health, criminal offences, finances, social problems or personal identity number/civil registration number), we suggest you send your inquiry to the Ministry by filling in the Ministry as recipient through e-boks, or

Please leave out all unnecessary personal information in your inquiry before sending it to the Ministry.

Find information about our handling of personal data you provide to the Ministry