LONG TERM Visa

Overview

How to apply for a residence or work permit

A residence permit is given only upon approval by the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen – the process may take 4-6 months. Such a permit will be valid for Denmark only, not the entire Schengen-area. Application forms can be downloaded here. (Please note that each of the Immigration Service’s application forms for Danish residence and work permits have been developed for a specific type of applicant.)

Further information can be found at the website of the Danish Immigration Service.

If there are any questions; you are welcome to contact the Danish Embassy:

67, Dr. Isert Road
North Ridge
P.O. Box CT596
Accra - Ghana

Submission of applications:

All applicants who wish to submit an application have to appear between 08:00 am to 2.00 pm, at the Visa Application Center for Denmark, at Labone from Monday to Friday

Interview:

Applicant will be given an interview date at VFS for them to be present at the Denmark embassy.The visa application Centre will be closed to the public on notified holidays.

Requirements for residence and work permit applications

The following requirements should be met when handing in the application for residence and work permit. Remember that all documents must be in original, with two copies.

Requirements for family reunification of spouses:

  • Two completed applications form in capital letters, signed by the applicant
  • Birth certificate + photocopy
  • Marriage certificate + photocopy
  • Certificate of divorce + photocopy if applicable
  • Letter from employer or school + photocopy
  • Current passport valid at least six months beyond requested residence period + photocopy of the picture page
  • Previous passport if any + photocopy
  • Six recent passport sized photographs in colour with a white background
  • Non refundable fee Euro 192.00

Requirements for family reunification with children:

  • Two completed applications form in capital letters, signed by the applicant
  • Birth certificate + photocopy
  • Letter from school + photocopy
  • Current passport valid at least six months beyond requested residence period + photocopy of the picture page
  • Previous passport if any + photocopy
  • Six recent passport sized photographs in colour with a white background
  • Non refundable fee Euro 192.00

For all other applications:

  • Two completed applications form in capital letters, signed by the applicant
  • Birth certificate + photocopy
  • Letter from school or employer + photocopy
  • Current passport valid at least six months beyond requested residence period + photocopy of the picture page
  • Previous passport if any + photocopy
  • Six recent passport sized photographs in colour with a white background
  • Letter or contract from reference or school in Denmark
  • Non refundable fee: Euro 192.00

Denmark Introduces Biometric Residence Cards 20 May 2012

From 20 May 2012 residence cards must contain digital photos, fingerprints and signatures. In this way the security against forgery and misuse of residence cards is strengthened.

When you come to the visa application centre to deliver a residence/ work permit application, you will need to have your biometric data recorded. You should remove any henna on your fingertips, or allow it to fade, as this may prevent us from getting a clear scan.

Every applicant who is submitting a residence permit application must attend the visa application centre in person. Children of less than 6 years need to attend, but are not require to have fingerprints or signature recorded, only a photograph.

biomatrics

BIOMETRICS

Exemption for fingerprints:
Children under the age of 6

Applicants should bring loose leaf colour original documents + copies of all

  • supporting documents
  • pages of the passport

in a standard format (A4 or legal). All copies must be in the same format.

VFS Global constantly strives to offer top-of- the- line and revolutionary services to its clients around the world. Today, it is one of the few companies capable of integrating biometrics into the application flow.

Biometrics, a modern process used for biological identification of a person through fingerprints, iris, voice patterns, facial patterns, and hand measurements has proved to be an invaluable tool to the Diplomatic Missions in ensuring absolute accuracy in identification.

Triple Benefits

VFS Global provides Diplomatic Missions with the unique benefits of interoperability, reliability and unmatched security.

Interoperability

  • With existing systems used by Missions
  • Several systems, one provider
  • Capability of using common hardware by multiple Missions for enrolment

Reliability

  • Well trained and highly motivated enrolment staff to capture finger prints and facial images
  • Only best quality images captured and converted as templates, as per the agreed quality benchmarks, which are inbuilt in the designed software
  • An understanding of the requirements on quality standards ensures good quality templates at enrolment

Security

  • Spoof/liveliness /fake detection solutions
  • Data transfer across borders

Visa Fees

Visa fees: (in euros)

Visa Category VISA FEE IN GHS VISA FEE IN DKK VFS SERVICE FEE IN THB
Long Stay 1,100 1,455 58
Children (age between 6-11 years old) 1,300 1,455 58

Note: From 01 July 2019, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark including all Danish diplomatic missions are introducing mandatory online payment of the embassy fee for residence or work permit. The embassy fee must be paid online using this link https://dys.um.dk/permit/.The receipt for the payment must be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS) when you hand in your passport, relevant documentation and supply biometrics. The embassy fee and the fee to the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS) must be paid in addition to the fee to The Danish Immigration Service.

Please Note:

  • The applicable VFS service fee is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change.
  • The service fee is inclusive VAT and is non-refundable.
  • Visa Application Centre offers an optional service at a nominal additional cost. Please see more detail from Additional Services tab.
  • The service fee and additional services at The Visa Application Centre are to be paid only in Ghanaian cedi.

Documents Required

Please click on the below link:

Embassy of Denmark

Photo Specifications

Size of photograph for visa applications

After the instalment of a new system for scanning biometrics, including photographs for visa application, it is now possible to lodge a photograph of size 35 x 45 mm. Length of the head should not exceed 30 to 36 mm in length from chin to top of hair.

The photograph must still be in color with bright background.

Danish Visa Application Centre has been instructed by Danish mission to inform applicants that the visa application is not acceptable if the photograph does not comply with the above format.

Applicants may therefore obtain a new photograph that meets all requirements before The Danish Visa Application Centre can receive the application.

For further information see the print on the information board at The Danish Visa Application Centre or visit website https://politi.dk/pas/krav-til-pas-og-koerekortfoto

Processing Time

processing time for Italian visa application might take up to 15 days after attending the interview at the Embassy.

The Embassy will make efforts to expedite the decision on the application before departure date.

Online Application Form

To download or access online application forms, please click here.

From 01 July 2019, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark including all Danish diplomatic missions are introducing mandatory online payment of the embassy fee for residence or work permit. The embassy fee must be paid online using this link https://dys.um.dk/permit/

After completing the visa application form and paying visa fee online, you must book an appointment to submit your documents at VFS by clicking here. Make sure to bring along all the required documents and hand in supporting documents at the Visa Application Centre .

Make sure you are on time for your appointment; for those showing up late there is no guarantee that the application can be submitted and applicants may need to reschedule their appointment. Kindly, notify the Denmark visa application centre if you are unable to make your appointment.