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Residence Permit

On the webpage New to Denmark, you can find information about the possibilities for foreign nationals to reside in Denmark. You can also find information about the different documents that need to be attached in your application for residence permit.

 

What to do, when I want to apply for a residence permit in Denmark?

 

1) The application for a residence permit is always initiated by your employer or receiving University or school in Denmark. The application can be done online, however, you should make an appointment at the Embassy of Denmark in Helsinki within 14 days after submitting your application in order to have your biometric features and your signature recorded. The application can also be submitted through a diplomatic mission or SIRI’s Citizen Centre in Copenhagen. Read more here.

 

2) If you have submitted your application online, or if you submit your application through a mission abroad, you need to pay a processing fee to the Embassy in addition to the application fee you pay to SIRI. The fee for processing an application for a residence permit is EUR 195. When visiting the Embassy you must show a receipt as a confirmation of your payment.

 

From 1 July 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark – including all Danish diplomatic missions – have introduced an 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 Embassy of Denmark in Helsinki when handing in your passport and relevant documentation, and recording biometrics. Please note that in the R/W permit cases there are two fees to be paid. 1) The fee to either the Danish Immigration Service, or to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), 2) the fee to the Embassy of Denmark (using this link).

 

3) When you visit the Embassy, you need to bring with you the following documents:

 

A valid passport and a valid residence permit (NB! Your passport needs to be valid for at least 3 months after the expiry date of your residence permit. This applies also to extending your residence permit.)

Full colour copy of your passport – every single page, including the empty pages and back and front cover must be copied. The same applies to your residence permit.

Receipt for submitting your application online or supporting documents if submitting the whole application

Receipts for having paid the fees both to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment and the Embassy of Denmark

 

Please note that it normally takes 1–3 months before your application is processed, read more here.

 

Read more about the storage of biometric features.

 

We kindly ask you to contact the Embassy (helamb@um.dk) in advance in order to make an appointment for recording your biometrics and handing in the supporting documents.

 

Updated: 11 July 2019