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Residence and work permits to Denmark

In this section you will find links to information regarding residence and work permits in Denmark for non-EU citizens, including holders of Latvian Aliens passports (Latvian non-citizens).

Information regarding WORK PERMITS

Information regarding RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR STUDENTS

Information regarding PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMITS

Guide to APPLICATION FORMS


Where to submit your application?

Normally, you must have obtained a residence permit before entering Denmark. You can submit your application in your country of origin (or in the country where you have resided permanently for the past three months). In certain cases, it is possible to submit an application in Denmark, but this depends on your grounds for being in the country.

Generally, you cannot submit an application for a residence permit after entering Denmark. This applies to people with procedural residence, that is, those with the right to reside in Denmark even though they have not been granted a residence permit, such as asylum seekers.

If you have originally been granted a residence permit on grounds other than studies, then you can submit the application in Denmark.

If you submit your application in your country of origin

If you apply in your country of origin, you can submit your application at the Danish diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general).

When you have completed and submitted the application form, the diplomatic mission will forward it to the Danish Immigration Service, where it will be processed.

If you have resided legally in another country for the past three months, you can also submit your application at the Danish diplomatic mission in that country.

For more information please visit www.nyidanmark.dk

Information on processing of your fingerprints and photograph for the use of identification and verification of identity within the immigration area

In connection with your application for a residence permit, your fingerprints and photograph will be taken (biometric data) for the purpose of identification and verification of identity in the immigration area.

Your fingerprints and photograph will be recorded in the immigration authorities' register for which the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, the Immigration Ser-vice and the Agency for International Recruitment and Integration are responsible.

Your fingerprints and photograph will be stored for 20 years after they were taken. If you are granted a residence permit in Denmark, your biometric data will instead be stored for 10 years after they were taken. However, if you are granted Danish citizenship, your fingerprints and photograph will be deleted from the immigration authorities' register.

Please find detailed information in the information sheet "Storage of biometrics" below.

 

Contact

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The Danish Embassy, Latvia

Pils iela 11

LV-1863 Riga

Tel: +371 67 226 210

Fax:+371 67 820 234

E-mail: rixamb@um.dk