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Residence and work permits

On these pages you will find information about residence and work permits to Denmark. For more details you can also visit Danish Immigration Service website.


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.

Every customer 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.

Exemption for fingerprints:

Children under the age of 6

Customers should bring loose leaf color original documents + color 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.


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


  • 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


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

Visa Fees

Please Note:

From 01 January 2011 the Danish Immigration Service has introduced service fees for handling applications for some types of work and residence permits. For more information please click here.

There is a service charge of 20160 KZT levied per application over and above the visa fees.

The applicable visa fee in Kazakh Tenge is as per the current exchange rate.

The fees are non-refundable.

From 01 August 2019, documents for a short-term and long-term visa to Denmark are accepted strictly with the application form completed online and the payment of the visa fee online, using the link After completing the application form and paying the visa fee, the customer must print a cover letter from the ApplyVisa portal and submit it along with the rest of the documents at the visa application center.

Documents Required

Additional documents provided by the applicant

1) To obtain a visa, the applicant must provide a reservation for the flight (or other mode of transport).

2) Travel insurance must not exempt from treatment for diseases associated with COVID-19.

3) For applications for a business visa, applicants must provide documentation for a business purpose, including the time and place of the work event / meeting, why it is impossible to postpone or hold virtual and contact information for a person in Denmark.

Please also inform applicants that a negative COVID-19 test must be done no later than 72 hours before departure in order to be presented at the border. This should not be submitted to the embassy.

You can also apply for a short-term visa only if your purpose of visit is indicated on the Danish police website

Traveling in or out of Denmark | | Danish police

Traveling in or out of Denmark. Frequently asked questions and answers from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the Danish police regarding traveling in or out of Denmark.

and you need to make a trip before August 31st. As for the applicants for the business purpose of visiting, they are entitled to submit an application with travel dates after 08/31/2020. Once you have determined that you have the right to apply, we ask you to fill out an application form on the Foreign Ministry portal -, collect the necessary documents for your application, make an appointment and come to the visa center.

Note: Color copies of all documents need to be submitted. All documents should be in English or Danish language.

Photo Specifications

Customers are requested to submit their Application form in the new photo format, as explained below.


  • The photograph for each visa customer must be an un-mounted, full face photo, as displayed above
  • The photograph must have been taken within the last six months.

Photo Size

The photo for each visa customer submitted must measure:

  • 3.5 mm * 45 mm with the head centered in the frame.
  • The head (measured from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin) should measure about 3 cms

Photo Appearance

  • The photograph must be a full-face front view in which the visa customer is facing the camera directly.
  • Face should cover about 70 – 80 percent of the photo area.
  • The photograph MUST be in color and have only a white background. Photos with dark, busy, or patterned backgrounds will not be accepted.
  • General, the customer's head, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin on top and bottom and from hairline side-to-side. It is preferable that ears be exposed.

Processing Time

Short stay visa applications are usually processed within 15 working days of receipt at the Embassy of Denmark in Moscow if all required documentation is in order (excluding day of submission at Visa Application Centre). However, in some cases the procedure may take considerably longer.

The Embassy of Denmark in Moscow may require further documentation if he or she deems it necessary, before they can make a decision on an application.

Please note, the provision of all the documentation listed in no way guarantees that a visa will be granted.

Kindly read the information on this website carefully. The guidelines listed on this site will help you to prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being delayed or declined due to inadequate or incorrect submission of documents.

Download Forms

  • "NEW MANDATORY ONLINE VISA APPLICATION: From the 1st of July 2019, you must fill in your visa application and pay the application fee online using After you have applied and paid the visa fee online, you must print the cover letter from ApplyVisa and hand in supporting documents at the Visa Application Centre ‘’