The Active Citizen Exam

Learn more about the Active Citizen Exam

The exam is held twice a year – in June and in December. The next Active Citizen Exam will take place November 30th 2017, 11am.

The Active Citizen Exam is a written exam where you are tested in your knowledge of Danish democracy, everyday life, culture and history.

You must pass the Active Citizen Exam as one of the requirements in order to apply for permanent residence.

The exam is a 25 questions multiple-choice exam and you must have 20 out of 25 questions correct in order to pass the exam.

The duration of the test is 30 minutes.

DATE OF EXAM
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION
2nd part of 2017 November 30th 2017 October 26th 2017
1st part of 2018 June 6th 2018 May 2nd 2018
2nd part of 2018 November 28th 2018 October 31th 2018

Register for the Active Citizen Exam at our office in Valdemarsgade 16 or at Flæsketorvet 60. See our opening hours.

Fee

The Active Citizen Exam fee is DKK 753,-.

You can find more information about the test and requirements for permanent residence permit as well as how to obtain dispensation on www.uibm.dk (in Danish)

Requirements for identification

You must bring photo identification to the exam! The following identification papers are accepted:

  • Residence permit, alien’s passport, Danish travel documents (convention passport) or Danish driver's license issued by the Danish authorities.
  • Passport, identity papers or driver license issued by the authorities in another EU/EEA country or Switzerland.
  • Passport issued by the authorities in any other country must contain a residence sticker.

Find more information about requirements for identification (in Danish).

What are the requirements to gain a permanent residence permit?

Please contact The Ministry of Immigration, Integration and Housing in order to verify all information and requirements. Usually you are able to apply for permanent residence permit if you have passed Danish exam 2 or FVU level 2 or 3.

Find more information about the requirements to gain permanent residence permit.

Where can I find more information about the Active Citizen Exam?

You can find information about the exam as well as dispensation at The Ministry of Immigration, Integration and Housing (in Danish)

Practical information for exam participants

Exam participants with disabilities and/or special requirements such as:

  • visual difficulties
  • hearing or speaking difficulties
  • learning difficulties

can apply for permission to use special aid, be assigned a helper or extended time. Documentation for non-visible special requirements should be no more than 2 years old and obtained from a physician, psychologist or another expert. Application for special aid or permits should be submitted to Copenhagen Language Center no later than 4 weeks before the exam.

How to prepare for the Active Citizen Exam?

The Active Citizen Exam is a multiple-choice test held twice a year. The test includes 25 questions on democracy and everyday life in Denmark as well as Danish culture and history.

To pass the exam, you must answer 20 out of 25 questions correct. You have 30 minutes to answer the questions.

Preparation materials

You can download the preparation material here (in Danish).

Register for the Active Citizen Exam

Register for the Active Citizen Exam at our office in Valdemarsgade 16 or at Flæsketorvet 60. See our opening hours.

You need to provide the CPR number, name, address and telephone number of the applicant. The cost is DKK 753,- to register for the Active Citizen Exam, which is paid at our office when applying.