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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) We recommend that you visit the webpage New to Denmark in order to find the needed information about residence and work permit.

2) You can submit your application online, by e-mail, by mail, by fax or through a third party (e.g. a lawyer). If you submit your application in one of the aforementioned ways, you need to appear in person at the Danish Embassy in Helsinki within 14 days from submitting your application in order to have your biometric features and your signature recorded. You can also submit your application at the Embassy. Read more about storage of biometric features.

3) We ask you kindly to contact the Embassy (tel. +358 9 684 1050) in advance in order to make an appointment for recording your biometrics.

4) Before you meet in person at the Embassy you need to pay a fee to the Embassy for processing your application. The fee for processing an application for residence and work permit is EUR 195. When you visit the Embassy you must show a receipt that confirms your payment.

RECEIVER: Royal Danish Embassy
IBAN: FI44 2001 3800 5555 58
In the message field write ”Residence permit” and your name.

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

  • A valid passport (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.)
  • Application or receipt for submitting your application online
  • Receipts for having paid the fees to Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment and The Danish Embassy

Please note that it normally takes several months before you can get granted a residence permit.

For more information call the Embassy tel. +358 9 684 1050.


Updated: 17 January 2019