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Residence and Work Permit for Denmark

Residence and/or work permits must be obtained before entering Denmark.

Where to apply:

All applications will be handled by the Danish Consulate General in New York. Applicants can submit and have their biometrics recorded at these locations.


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.

Checklist for submission of residence- and work permit


Checklists where only biometrics recording is required:

Checklist for online submission of the residence- and work permit

Checklist for e-mail or third party submission of the residence- and work permit



Information about residence and work schemes in Denmark can be found here.

Standard processing times for residence permit applications:

Case processing times for The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) can be found here.

Since online submission of applications require biometrics to be obtained within 2 weeks from the online submission it is recommended to obtain an appointment with VFS Global prior to the online submission of the application since it can take up to 14 days to obtain an appointment with VFS Global.