Detailed information about the rules governing residence (stays exceeding 3 months) and/or work permits for Denmark and information about the necessary documentation to be handed in together with your application can be found on the website of the Danish Immigration Service. From May 20th 2012 residence cards must contain digital photos, fingerprints and signatures. In this way the security against forgery and misuse of residence cards is strengthened considerably. For information about where to apply for biometric residence and work permit to Denmark after May 20th, please see 'Where to apply'. Please see the official portal for foreigners and integration newtodenmark.dk for more information.
If you are granted at residence permit in Denmark, it be given in the form of a residence card with biometric features (facial image and fingerprints) stored on a microchip embedded in the card. The residence card is documentation that you hold a residence permit in Denmark.
All non-EU/EEA citizens over the age of 18 who apply for a residence permit under the terms of the Danish Aliens Act must have their biometric features (facial image and fingerprints) recorded in connection with submitting their application. Biometric features will also be recorded when you apply for an extension of a residence permit or for a permanent residence permit.
You must have your biometric features and your signature recorded when submitting your application if you submit it in person at a Danish diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general) or at an outsourcing agency which receives applications on behalf of a Danish diplomatic mission, at a Danish police station or in the Citizen Service of the Danish Immigration Service or in the Citizen Centre of the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment. If you refuse to have your biometric features and your signature recorded, your application will be refused by the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment, that is, your application will not be processed.
If you submit your application in person at a Norwegian diplomatic mission with which Denmark has a representation agreement, you must submit two facial photos and show valid ID. If you are later granted a residence permit, you must have your biometric features recorded within a certain period of time after entering Denmark. If you refuse to submit two facial photos to the Norwegian diplomatic mission in connection with submitting your application, your application will be refused by the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment, that is, your application will not be processed.
You must always bring your passport or other travel documents when submitting an application for a residence permit. If you submit your application at an outsourcing agency which receives applications on behalf of a Danish diplomatic mission, you must hand in your passport (or other travel documents), so the outsourcing agency can have them verified at the Danish diplomatic mission. Furthermore, you should bring copies of all pages of your passport. If you do not, the outsourcing agency will charge a fee for copying your passport.
If you want to apply for visa or resident permit to Denmark please see the list by clicking on the link below.
Where to apply
If you want to complain about a decision, your complaint should be sent directly to the Ministry of Justice.