The Embassy of Ukraine in Copenhagen is guided by the Law of Ukraine “On Diplomatic Service” of 7 June 2018. It maintains official relations with the Kingdom of Denmark, defends the national interests of Ukraine, performs consular functions and protects the rights and interests of Ukrainian citizens and companies.
The Embassy is under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine which coordinates the activities of state bodies in the field of foreign relations. The activity of the Embassy is based on the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April 1961 and the Ukrainian-Danish international treaties.
The highest official representative of Ukraine in Denmark is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine. The current Ambassador of Ukraine to Denmark is Mykhailo Vydoinyk, appointed by the President of Ukraine on 25 June 2018. The Ambassador presented the credentials to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II on 5 October 2018. At that very moment his diplomatic mission in Denmark has officially began.
The Embassy of Ukraine in Denmark is not big, but it performs all the functions of a diplomatic service body aimed at developing political, economic, commercial, military, scientific, cultural and public relations with Denmark. In addition, the Embassy maintains relations with international organizations headquartered in Copenhagen. Diplomats of the Embassy use two languages in official correspondence – Ukrainian and English.
We negotiate with government agencies in Denmark, organize meetings and interstate visits of the leadership of Ukraine and Denmark, participate in the preparation of bilateral international agreements, provide methodological, advisory and informational assistance to state bodies of Ukraine, and provide information about Ukraine in Denmark.
A separate page of the Embassy’s activity is devoted to the development of relations with foreign Ukrainians and their public associations, and to the exercise of consular functions, the most popular of which have recently been the issuance of a Certificate of Identity, the extension of the validity period of a passport, and the entry of information about a child into the passport.
Danish citizens enjoy visa-free regime to enter Ukraine since 2005. However, if they intend to enter Ukraine for more than 90 days, the Embassy offers to them appropriate visa services. As the representation of Danish companies in Ukraine grows, so does the number of communications from Danish businessmen to the Ukrainian diplomatic mission.
The Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Denmark helps to strengthen relations between our two countries. Analysing the experience of Denmark in various fields, primarily in the field of energy and agriculture, we promote the implementation of best Danish practices in Ukraine. We are also working to ensure that quality Ukrainian products and services enter the Danish market.
The mission of the Embassy is to establish even closer cooperation between Ukraine and Denmark, to bring our cultures and peoples closer. This is facilitated by the activities of scientific, non-governmental, cultural, historical and museum organizations and institutions of our two countries, which are drawing new pages of our common future based on the thousand-year history of Ukrainian-Danish relations.