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Work and Resident Permit


Applications for residence and work permits can be lodged at the Danish Visa Application Centers in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi or the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi.

Please click here for detailed information.

More information can also be found at the website of the Danish embassy in Hanoi.

After lodging the application at the Danish Visa Application Center, au pair applicants and some student applicants will be requested to go for an interview at the Danish Economic and Commercial Office in Ho Chi Minh City or at the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi:

Embassy of Denmark

7th Floor, BIDV Tower, 194 Tran Quang Khai Street, Hanoi

Tel: +84 (4) 3823 1888


Danish Economic and Commercial Office 
No. 505, Centec Tower, 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai , Ho Chi Minh City
Tel. +84 (8) 3821 9373

Interviews will be conducted same day if possible or soonest thereafter

Visa Fees

Visa fee normal (all types) 195 1455

There is a VFS Service Charge inclusive VAT, be collected mandatorily for per application:

  • HCMC – 293,000 VND service fee
  • Hanoi – 293,000 VND service fee

For applicants’ convenience, VFS provides additional services to support applicants in the process of their visa application with VFS. Please “click here

VFS Global service charges and other additional fees are to be paid by cash or credit/debit card and paid only in VND at VFS center.

All fees are non-refundable.

Important Note:

Applicants are required to pay a processing fee directly to the Danish Immigration Service. Please kindly find more detail here.

From 01 July 2019, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark including all Danish diplomatic missions are introducing online payment of the embassy fee for residence or work permit.

The embassy fee should be paid online using this link

The receipt for the payment should be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS) when you hand in your passport, relevant documentation and supply biometrics. Please note that in R/W permit cases there are three fees to be paid. 1) The fee to either The Danish Immigration Service or The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), 2) the fee to the Danish embassy (using the link and 3) the fee to the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS).

Please click here for Instruction for online payment of fee for The Danish Mission‘s handling of a residence / work permit application

Documents Required

Important Noted: All documents must be in one-side A4 paper and NO staples, pins

The application package will indicate the documents to be submitted for each category of application.

In all cases, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Application form duly completed in block letters and signed. If minors: (less than 18 years of age), the form must be signed by the parental authority or the legal guardian. Documentation about parenthood or legalized document about legal guardianship must be shown and be a part of the file.
  • Original travel document. A copy in colour in A4 format of the travel document with all pages including cover page and the data page is also required (the travel document must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the validity of the stay in Denmark)
  • Two photographs of size 35 x 45 mm
  • Case order ID ( for online filling form): the unique ID in residence/work permits that links the applicant’s data, biometrics and DIS/SIRI (Danish Immigration service/Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration) fee payment together.
  • Receipt for processing fee being paid to The Danish Immigration Service. Please click here for more details.

And for students:

  • Original letter of acceptance: (No e-mail, fax or scanned copy of acceptance letter and other documents are acceptable), proving that the applicant has been accepted to a study programme or course at an educational institution in Denmark.
  • Proof that the applicant can support himself, if the applicant does not pay the tuition fee himself. The applicant must prove that he/she has money for the living expenses while staying in Denmark. The amount required has by a standard calculation been set to be equivalent of DKK 50,000 or DKK 4,200 per month if the applicant is going to stay less than a year. (Accompanying family members DKK 25.200 DKK or 2.100 per month if less than a year)

Documentation must be in one of the following forms:

  • Student’s grants
  • Student’s loans
  • Cash deposit in a bank account accessible to the applicant only.

Other required mandatory supporting documents, if any, are listed in the application form. These documents must be submitted and followed by rightfully translated versions. All documents in original and one copy.

The copies MUST be in A4 format and in colour.

Note: All documents in Vietnamese must be translated into English and legalized by the relevant authorities (except for the passport). New procedure for residence permit

After 20 May 2012 Danish residence permit cards will contain an electronic chip with photo, fingerprints and signature recorded digitally as a security measure.

What does it mean?

  • Applicants must be prepared to have their photo, fingerprints and signature recorded when applying for residence permit
  • Applicants must make colour copies and put the documents in the application package in the proper order before submitting it
  • If the application is approved by the Danish Immigration Service, the applicant will receive the residence permit and can then travel to Denmark. Here, the applicant must register at the local Municipality Office and within the next weeks the biometric residence card will be forwarded by postal mail to the applicant’s address in Denmark.

Please make sure to read about the procedures and all type of Residence/Work permits on this website before applying.

Photo Specifications


After the Embassy has installed a new system for scanning biometrics, including photographs for visa applications, it is now only 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 The Royal Danish Embassy 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

Processing Time

All cases are referred to and processed by the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen.

Note: Your application and data will within a few days be delivered to the Danish Immigration Service/ Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment, who will make a decision in your case. The Danish Mission or the Danish Visa Application Centre will later on receive the answer and contact you.

While your case is pending: You or your family or other persons including the reference in Denmark should NOT contact the Danish Mission and inquire about the status of your pending case unless it is because you have further information relating to your case. The Danish Mission will contact you either because we need further information or because we have received the decision from Danish Immigration Service/ Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment regarding your application

Online Application Form

You can download the application packets for all categories of residence permits by clicking on Danish Immigration Service.