The Active Citizen Exam

What is the Active Citizen Exam?

The Active Citizen Exam is a written multiple choice test on Danish democracy, everyday life, culture and history. There are 25 questions in total. You can use the Active Citizen Exam if you want to apply for permanent residence in Denmark. The Ministry of Immigration and Integration is in charge of the Active Citizen Exam.

Price and dates for the Active Citizen Exam

The Active Citizen Exam: 25 November 2020 
Time: 11 – 11.30
Price: 799,- DKK
Registration deadline: 21 October


The Active Citizen Exam: 2 June 2021 
Time: 11 – 11.30
Price: will appear as of January 2021
Registration deadline: 28 April

Where is the test held?

The Active Citizen Exam is held at;

ID requirements

You are required to show a valid photo ID to be admitted to sit the Active Citizen Exam.

Link to guidelines on ID requirements.

How do I get my certificate?

If you pass the test, you will receive your certificate in your e-boks no later than 2 weeks after the test.

Preparing for the Active Citizen Exam

The Active Citizen Exam consists of 25 questions. You must get at least 20 correct answers to pass. The questions are based on the self-learning material which you can download for free by using the link at the bottom of the page.


If you would like any further information on the Active Citizen Exam, please contact:

If you have any questions relating to the requirements to apply for permanent residence in Denmark, please contact the Danish Immigration Service.