Researchers, PhD Students and Research Assistants
Residence and Work Permits for Researchers, PhD Students and Research Assistants
Danish residence cards must now contain biometrics (digital photograph & signature and fingerprints of 10 fingers) and all applications for a Danish residence permit must therefore be handed in in person at a VFS Office:
VFS is the Embassy of Denmark's outsourcing partner for visas and residence permits. When you hand in your application, VFS will record your biometrics at the same time.
Children under 6 (age 6 minus 1 day) are not required to give fingerprints.
Please note the following,
You will require a "Case Order ID" (obtainable online) and pay a fee (payable online) before submitting your application to the VFS Centre. The application fee is payable to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment in addition to the VFS service charge and fee charged by the Embassy. Please see the website of the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment for further information: Fees
Applications should normally be made in your home country or in the country where you are currently residing.
Please visit the website of the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment www.newtodenmark.dk for general information and processing times for residence and work permits for researchers, PhD students and research assistants.Further information about working in Denmark is available from:
Please follow the guidelines below for applications through the Embassy of Denmark in London.
The application form is AR1 Application for residence and work permits for researchers, PhD students and research assistants. Accompanying family members should complete form FA8 Application for residence and work permit for family members of a foreign national who is to work or study in Denmark.
Please read the guidelines on the front of the form "How to apply" carefully before making an application (the application process must be started by the research institute in Denmark before you make an application through the Embassy)
state your Case Order ID and provide refund information in the appropriate boxes on the form, and enclose payment receipt with your application.
Please note that if you have not obtained a Case Order ID and made the payment online before you submit your application, the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment may reject your application
Your application should be submitted by post to the Embassy, but the permit must be collected in person from the Visa Office.
The following is required for an application:
1 completed application form AR1 (please see guidelines "How to apply" on the front of the application form). Please provide your UK contact details: address, mobile telephone number and e-mail address.
- Passport (copies of all passport pages are accepted).
- If you are not being paid being paid by the host research institute you must provide proof that you can support yourself financially while in Denmark, e.g bank statements, pay or a letter from your employer in your home country (original documents only).
Non-refundable fee of £165.00. Accompanying family members £165.00 per application (children under 18 included in the application are free of charge)
Family members of EU/EEA nationals are free of charge. (copy of EU/EEA national's passport and Marriage Certificate required).