Document examination

One of the main tasks for the Danish National ID Centre is to authenticate ID documents in the centre’s forensic document laboratory.

The authentication of ID documents used by other Danish authorities in their processing of specific cases includes a technical examination in the Danish National ID Centre’s forensic document laboratory. When relevant, the Danish National ID Centre compliments the technical examination with analyses of the documents’ tactical elements and other information regarding ID related issues, based on national and international intelligences.

The technical examination and the analysis of the tactical elements of the document form the basis of the written statement provided by the National ID Centre to the involved authority.

The written statements provided upon examining the authenticity of ID documents are not administrative rulings in themselves, but provide factual information contributing to the basis on which Danish authorities determines and provides rulings on cases within their areas of responsibility.

 Please also see Processing of personal data in relation to authentication of travel- and identity documents.