Danish residence cards must now contain biometrics (digital photograph & signature and fingerprints of 10 fingers) and all applications for a Danish residence permit must therefore be handed in in person at a VFS Office:
VFS is the Embassy of Denmark's outsourcing partner for visas and residence permits. When you hand in your application, VFS will record your biometrics at the same time.
Children under 6 (age 6 minus 1 day) are not required to give fingerprints.
Please note the following
You will require a "Case Order ID"
(obtainable online) and pay a fee (payable online) before submitting your application to the VFS Centre. The application fee is payable to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integrationt in addition to the VFS service charge and fee charged by the Embassy. Please see the website of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration for further information: Fees
Processing fees will be regulated every year on 1 January
If you plan to apply for a residence permit or an extension of a residence permit based on work or studies around 1 January, please note that processing fees are regulated on 1 January.
If you wish to apply before the fees are regulated, you must both pay the fee and submit your application before 1 January. In other words, it is the date on which you submit your application to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment, to the Danish police, or at a Danish diplomatic mission, which decides the amount of the fee.
If you pay the fee before 1 January, but submit your application after 1 January, you will have paid less than the required fee, and consequently, your application may be rejected, that is, it will not be processed.
Applications should normally be made in your home country or in the country where you are currently residing.
Please visit the website of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration www.newtodenmark.dk for general information and processing times for residence and work permits for researchers, PhD students and research assistants.
Further information about working in Denmark is available from:
Working in Denmark
Please follow the guidelines below for applications through the Embassy of Denmark in London.
The application form is AR1 Application for residence and work permits for researchers, PhD students and research assistants. Accompanying family members should complete form FA8 Application for residence and work permit for family members of a foreign national who is to work or study in Denmark.
Please read the guidelines on the front of the form "How to apply" carefully before making an application (the application process must be started by the research institute in Denmark before you make an application through the Embassy)
state your Case Order ID and provide refund information in the appropriate boxes on the form, and
enclose payment receipt with your application.
Your application should be submitted by post to the Embassy, but the permit must be collected in person from the Visa Office.
The following is required for an application:
1. 1 completed application form AR1 (please
see guidelines "How to apply" on the front of the
application form). Please provide your UK contact
details: address, mobile telephone number and e-mail
2. Passport (copies of all passport pages are accepted).
3. If you are not being paid being paid by the the host
research institute you must provide proof that you can
support yourself financially while in Denmark, e.g bank
statements, pay or a letter from your employer in your
home country (original documents only).
4. Non-refundable fee of £165.00.
Accompanying family members £165.00 per
application (children under 18 included in the
application are free of charge)
Family members of EU/EEA nationals are free of charge.
(copy of EU/EEA national's passport and Marriage