Available. A penal record (Straffeattest) is available to all persons 15 years of age or over. Individuals in Denmark can obtain a copy of their police record within minutes by requesting one in person at virtually any police station in Denmark. Individuals outside Denmark can obtain a copy free of charge by sending a written request along with their CPR number and a copy of their passport or birth certificate to:
Post Box 93
Hvidovre 2650, Denmark
Conviction records are sealed within five years of completion of the sentence and are generally not release for any purpose. Convictions resulting in a fine or no imprisonment are sealed two or three years after sentencing. Convictions are listed by citation of the pertinent section of the penal code only. Details of a conviction may be obtained from the court transcript (Uddrag af Dombogen) which lists the charge, the court findings and the judgment. The court transcript is issued by the appropriate court for a fee dependent upon the length of the transcript and only upon application from the individual concerned. In rare instances a penal record may be issued covering the applicant's entire lifetime upon direct application by the individual to the Ministry of Justice (Justitsministeriet).