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 should applications be filed?' below. Please see the official portal for foreigners and integration newtodenmark.dk for more information.
Applications must be made on special forms which can be downloaded here. All applications will be referred to the Danish Immigration Service for a decision.
Applications for residence and/or work permits should be filed at a Danish mission like all Embassies and certain Consulates in your home country or in the country where you had permanent and legal residence during the last three months. Furthermore, residence and/or work permits may be issued by the Danish Trade Organisation's Taipei Office in Taiwan. See extensive list below.
In the list of Danish Diplomatic and Consular Posts the abbreviation “vis” in connection with the address information indicates that the mission is authorised to issue residence and/or work permits.
Honorary consulates and consulates general are not authorised to issue residence and/or work permits. Certain honorary consulates with special authorisation may, however, receive applications and forward them to the supervising Danish Embassy.
In the list of Danish Diplomatic and Consular Posts the abbreviation “postoph” in connection with the address information indicates that the consulate is authorised to receive applications for residence and/or work permits. In such cases, if a permit is granted, you must contact the Embassy in person in order to receive the permit at a later stage.
If more convenient, arrangements could be made so the authorisation to issue a residence and/or work permit is sent to another Embassy on your route to Denmark.
Applications for residence and/or work permits can also be handed in at Norwegian and Swedish Embassies.
Where to apply for residence- and work permit to Denmark and obtain biometrics at a Danish mission.
Where to apply for residence- and work permit to Denmark and obtain biometrics at a Danish outsourcing office.
Where to apply for residence- and work permit to Denmark. The listed representations can receive applications but CANNOT obtain biometrics. Click here to see list of representation agreements. No other foreign missions representing Denmark within the framework of the Schengen cooperation handle applications for residence and/or work permits.
If you want to complain about a decision, your complaint should be sent directly to the Ministry of Justice.