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Residence Permit for Students

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:
http://dk.vfsglobal.co.uk/permitslongstay90.html 
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 Integration in addition to the 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 on residence and work permits for students.

Further information about studying in Denmark is available from: 

www.studyindenmark.dk 
Working in Denmark

The application form is ST1 Application for a residence and work permit for students.  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 educational institution in Denmark before you apply through this Embassy),
    state your Case Order ID and provide your bank details (to be used in case of a refund) in the appropriate boxes on the form,
    enclose payment receipt with your application.
  • Please note that if you have not obtained a Case Order ID and made the payment online before you submit your application, the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration may reject your application.  

The following is required for an application

If you are going to pay tuition fees or have been granted a Danish state scholarship (free tuition and covering of living expenses):

  1. 1 completed application form ST1 (please see guidelines on the front of the application form).  Please provide your UK contact details: address, mobile telephone number and e-mail address.   
  2. Case Order ID
  3. Receipt for fee being paid to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration
  4. Copy of travel document (including the cover and all pages with information.
  5. Letter of acceptance stating that the applicant has been accepted for a study programme or a course at an educational institution in Denmark.
  6. Non-refundable fee of £165.00 per applicant. Accompanying family members £165.00 per application (children under 18 included in the application are free of charge).

If you are not going to pay tuition fees and you have not been granted a Danish state scholarship (free tuition and covering of living expenses):

  1. 1 completed application forms ST1 (please see guidelines on the front of the application form).
  2. Passport (copies of passport pages with your personal information and UK residence permit accepted).
  3. Proof (original documents) that you can support yourself financially during your stay in Denmark.
  4. Non-refundable fee of £165.00 per applicant. 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 Ceritficate required).