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Student permit

If you wish to apply for a residence permit as a student, both you and the educational institution in Denmark must supply information for the processing of your application.

Where to apply:

All applications will be handled by the Danish Consulate General in New York.

Detailed information on how and where to hand in your application can be found on the VFS website: https://www.vfsglobal.com/denmark/usa/

What to submit:

Checklist for submission of student permit:

Application form ST1 completed and signed. Two-sided copies are not allowed

Case Order ID and receipt of payment from www.newtodenmark.dk

Original passport must be valid at least 3 months beyond the expiration date of the permit applied for and must have at least two blank pages. The passport will be kept for verification purposes for 2-14 days.

Exchange students: Proof that the applicant can support him-/herself financially while in Denmark. A minimum of $1,000 per month is required (bank statement or financial letter from US University). Funds must be in student’s name.

Exchange students: Acceptance letter from the University in Denmark

Notarized letter of consent from parents and a copy of the Birth Certificate if applicant is under 18 years of age.

FEE to the Consulate General (must submit payment receipt from https://dys.um.dk/permit/) and

FEES to VFS Global (See list of FEES)



Checklist for online submission of student permit:

Confirmation e-mail from the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration

Original passport must be valid at least 3 months beyond the expiration date of the permit applied for. The passport will be kept for verification purposes for 2-14 days.

Case Order ID and receipt of payment from www.newtodenmark.dk

FEE to the Consulate General (must submit payment receipt from https://dys.um.dk/permit/) and

FEES to VFS Global (See list of FEES)


The Consulate General advises against making any final travel arrangements, particularly purchase of non-refundable air tickets for a specific date, prior to approval of your application.
 

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.

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