Residence and Work Permit to Denmark

Overview

If you wish to submit an application for a residence and work permit for Denmark visit the below websites.

Visa Fees

FEE TYPE FEE VALUE IN NZD
Residence / Work Permit $300
Re-Entry Permit $300
Service Charges [inclusive of GST] $47.50
Courier Charges [inclusive of GST] $83.00
SMS Service [inclusive of GST] $3

Documents Required

What to bring when...

1. You are submitting your application form and documents in person:

  • Completed application form
  • Original passport
  • All required documents as per the relevant checklist
  • 2 self-addressed NZ local post envelopes with tracking on it (one for the return of the passport and one for the sending of the permit notification letter)

2. You have submitted your application online and only have to have your biometric data recorded:

  • A printout of the confirmation email from www.newtodenmark.dk  that the application was submitted online.
  • Original passport
  • Copy of the bio page of the passport
  • 2 self-addressed NZ local post envelopes with tracking on it (one for the return of the passport and one for the sending of the permit notification letter)

3. You have already submitted the application by mail or via a third-party in Denmark and only have to have your biometric data recorded:

  • First 3 pages of the application form OR a printout of the confirmation email from www.newtodenmark.dk that the application was submitted online by the third-party in Denmark.
  • Original Passport
  • Copy of the bio page of the passport
  • 2 self-addressed NZ local post envelopes with tracking on it (one for the return of the passport and one for the sending of the permit notification letter)

Photo Specifications

Photograph Quality

The photographs must be:

  • No more than 6-months old
  • 35-40mm in width
  • Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • In sharp focus and clear
  • Of high quality with no ink marks or creases

The photographs must:

  • Show you looking directly at the camera
  • Show your skin tones naturally
  • Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.

Style and lighting

The photographs must be:

  • Be colour neutral
  • Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly
  • Be taken with a plain light-coloured background
  • Be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye

Glasses and head covers

If you wear glasses:

  • the photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.

Head coverings :

  • Are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.

Expression and frame

Your photographs must:

  • Show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed.

Processing Time

Processing times for Danish Residence and Work Permits vary depending on the type of permit. For an overview of the different processing times, please refer to the following websites:

Permits processed by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration

Permits processed by the Danish Immigration Service

The Danish Consulate General in Sydney receives and checks the applications from VFS Global on a daily basis. The applications are then forwarded electronically to the Danish Immigration Service (DIS) or the Danish Agency International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) in Copenhagen for processing. Once DIS/SIRI has reached a decision they will forward the written approval or refusal to the Danish Consulate General in Sydney, who in turn will forward the decision to the applicant via VFS Global.

If any of the required supporting documentation is missing from the application or if there are any other issues or concerns with the application, the Consulate General in Sydney will contact you. Please do not contact the Consulate General for updates while your application is being processed.