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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).


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.

For detalied information and enquiries regaring residence and/or work permits please visit www.newtodenmark.dk.

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

Apply biometrics at the Danish Embassy in Riga

The Danish Embassy in Riga can process applications for biometrics in residence and work permit cases presented by applicants residing in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Please be aware that you must gather all mandatory documentation before visiting the embassy:

- passport valid 3 months beyond the return date and issued during tha last 10 years;

- reisdence permit in the country of residence, if relevant;

- two payment receipts according to the information provided below;

- mandatory documents which have not been uploaded during online application.

The applicants are kindly asked to contact the embassy and arrange appointments in advance.

Payment for Services

The embassy fee should be paid online using this link https://dys.um.dk/permit/

The receipt for the payment should be submitted at the Danish Embassy when you hand in your passport, relevant documentation and supply biometrics.

Please note that in R/W permit cases there are two fees to be paid.

1) The fee to either The Danish Immigration Service or The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI)

2) the fee to the Danish Embassy (using the link https://dys.um.dk/permit/).

Information regarding the consular fees can be found here.

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