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How To Apply

Step 1: Before you apply

If you want to work, study, seek family reunification, or stay in Denmark longer than 90 days, you should apply for a residence permit.

You apply for a residence permit through either the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

To read more about the different kinds of residence permits, which one to apply for, and how to apply, go to the Danish Immigration Service and The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI)’s website.

Step 2: Documentation and biometrics

Once you have submitted your application and paid the fee to either the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), you will receive a case order ID. Make sure to hand in the case order ID along with the required documentation and your biometrics.

If you should only supply your biometrics as your application is already submitted to the relevant authority in Denmark, you must bring a copy of the confirmation letter (with your unique case order ID) stating that the application has been submitted online along with your passport. Please note that it is a requirement that the Danish mission receives your passport for validation. You can request the Danish mission to have your passport returned if you need it before your case has been processed.

The Danish mission may ask for further documentation on behalf of the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) as well as request a personal interview at the Danish mission or at the Visa Application Centre (VFS) after you have handed in your application, documentation, and biometrics.

Step 3: Fee

The fee to either the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration does not include the services provided by the Danish mission.

You can read more about payment for services provided by the Danish Foreign Service here

The fee to the Danish mission must be paid through the webshop (https://dys.um.dk/permit/). Remember to bring the receipt of the payment, when showing up at VFS Visa Application Centre.

Please note that besides the fee to the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) and the embassy fee, there is an additional service fee when you hand in your application at the VFS Visa Application Centre. VFS service fee is 15 euros.

Step 4: Handling time

Processing time at the Danish Immigration Service or The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) varies according to the type of residence permit applied for:

Danish Immigration Service processing times

The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) processing times      

Step 5: Decision

Once the Danish Immigration Service or The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) has reached a decision in your case, the Danish mission will notify you.

 

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