Residence and/or work permits must be obtained before entering Denmark.
According to regulation (EC) No. 380/2008 of 18 April 2008 residence cards issued after May 20, 2012 shall contain an electronic chip with photo, fingerprints and signature recorded digitally. In this way the security against forgery and misuse of residence cards is strengthened considerably.
The decision to introduce fingerprints in residence cards, has been made at a central level in the EU as part of the combat against terrorism, human trade, human trafficking, illegal immigration and other transnational crime.
Biometrics must be obtained when the application is lodged
In order to issue biometric residence cards, installation of special equipment for taking photos and recording fingerprints and signature is necessary.
Can I apply for a residence/work permit if one or more of my fingers are injured?According to the law biometric data must always be contained in a biometric residence card. If the index finger is injured, a biometric residence card can be issued. In that case, a fingerprint will be taken of an alternative finger.
Must children also give their fingerprints?
No. Fingerprints are not collected from children under 6 years of age.Children: We recommend bringing a recent photo of the child, which meets the requirements for a photo. The photo can then be scanned by the Consulate General, in case the Consulate General does not have the means to take a valid photo.
What to bring?Bring the application and supporting documents (originals as well as copies). Copies of the originals must be in colour and size A4 or standard US paper size (8 1/2" x 11"). No two-sided copies are allowed.
From 1 January 2011 onwards, in addition to the fee for the Consulate General a fee will normally have to be paid directly to the Danish Immigration Service in order for your application to be processed. The fee can either be paid by you (the applicant) or by another person, such as a person in Denmark. Read more about FEES to the Danish Immigration Service.What to submit:
The application form contains a detailed description of how you and the employer should complete the form, and which documents you must attach, beyond that you must submit the following:1. An application form completed and signed.
2. Valid original passport and a copy of the passport (all pages including front page). Passport must be valid at least 3 months – other travel documents at least 6 months – beyond the expiration date of the permit applied for.
3. Case order ID and receipt of payment to the Danish Immigration Service
5. Please note that you need to make an appointment before you can show up at the Consulate General of Denmark in New York. An appointment must be made for each applicant. If you have not used the appointment module before, please go to appointment (please see link below), log on and start a new user account. You will be asked for:
Your telephone number
Click here for an appointment
After you have made the appointment, an e-mail will confirm your appointment.
Work in Denmark
Many foreign nationals are free to live and work in Denmark. However, some are required to hold a residence and work permit. The specific requirements in connection with living and working in Denmark depend, first and foremost, on a person’s nationality and qualifications.
Jobseeking in Denmark There are several web portals, databases and cv banks which can be useful in the process of seeking work in Denmark. Read more about jobseeking in Denmark.
Danish Consulate General885 Second Avenue, 18th floor (48th Street)New York, NY 10017Tel: (212) 223-4545
EMBASSY OF DENMARK, USA
3200 Whitehaven St. NW
Washington, DC 20008