Apply for GDV approval

To get a building component approved, you must apply for approval. If you already have an approval, you must apply for renewal instead. If your approval has expired, you must apply for approval.

Before applying for approval, we recommend reading the Application guidelines for the GVD scheme. You need to follow the gudidelines, when applying for approval. 

Link to the Application guidelines for the GDV scheme

How to apply 

At you fill out an electronic application form. You must have a number of attachments ready, which you must use when you filling out the application form. These attachments are listed below.

The building component must appear clearly from the picture. We recommend the background being white.

Drawings of the construction product must be attached.

Drawings must be an exploded view.

The drawing can be supplemented with sectional drawings.

If you apply for approval on behalf of another company, a power of attorney to act must be attached.

Test report for lead, cadmium and possible nickel.

  • Toxicological assessment of the migration of substances
  • Test programme
  • Any test reports concerning the testing, to the extent relevant
  • Toxicological assessment of the test results
  • A separate document with identification of confidential substances (if necessary)

When all attachments have been collected, you are ready to fill in the electronic application form at

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Application procedure

The application procedure for GDV approval is as follows:

Fill out the application The electronic application form is filled out with all requested information and attached with all relevant documentation including the health-related properties of the building component. 
Receipt is received An automatic receipt is received by email immediately after pressing "Send". Subsequently, the applicant will receive an email from the Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing with information of the application case number. 
Submit additional documents  Any additional documentation regarding an application must be submitted via email: with reference to the application case number. 
The Authority will assess the application  The Authority will begin to assess the application and evaluate if the documentation submitted is adequate. The applicant will be contacted directly if any documentation is missing in order to proceed.
Request for further information  If the documentation and information submitted with the application is inconclusive for the Authority to issue a decision of either approval or denial, the applicant will receive a request for further information. 
The Authority will finish the processing  When it is assessed that the documentation  and information submitted with the application is adequate, the Authority will finish the processing of the application. 
The Authority will make final decision  If the building component meets the requirements of approval, the Authority will forward a letter of commitment of GDV approval with a draft of the approval letter and a draft of the list of versions for the certificate appendix. An electronic invoice of the approval fee is sent shortly after. 
GDV certificate will be issued  When the Authority has registred the payment of the fee, the final GDV approval letter and GDV certificate will be issued. At the same time, the GDV certificate will be published on the GDV list. 

Processing time

The Danish Authority currently has many applications, which is why longer processing of your application can be expected.

You can currently expect a processing time of 6-8 months.

This does not apply to applications for renewal, submitted no later than three months before expiry.