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Residence and work permit for Denmark

If you wish to lodge an application for a residence and work permit for Denmark from Mexico or our accredited countries please read the information below carefully. 

ONLINE PAYMENT OF FEE FOR RESIDENCE AND WORK PERMITS TO DENMARK

 

From 1 July 2019 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark including all Danish diplomatic missions are introducing online payment of the embassy fee for residence and work permit applications.

The embassy fee must be paid online using this link https://dys.um.dk/permit/. Payment must be made before you submit your application with the VFS Visa Application Centre (VAC).

Enquiries about residence and work permits

All inquiries about residence and work permits for Denmark should be addressed to the VAC. All applications from Mexico and our accredited countries must be submitted to the VAC who will also take the biometrics of the applicants. 

For general information about residence and work permits, please to to newtodenmark.dk (https://nyidanmark.dk/en-GB/You-want-to-apply). For information about living and working in Denmark, please go to Work in Denmark.

Finding the right application form

   

When you have identified the right permit for you, the correct application form will automatically be available to you.

Each individual form comes with step-by-step instructions. 

Submitting your application

   

Before you submit your application with the VAC it is a mandatory requirement that you obtain a "Case Order ID" and pay a fee to the DIS/SIRI. Once the "Case Order ID" has been obtained and online fee payment has been done, you must then pay the embassy fee (see instruction above).

It is a requirement that you submit your application in person at the VAC in Mexico. Applications cannot be submitted at the Embassy of Denmark or any of the Danish Consulates in Mexico or our accredited countries.

Please contact the VAC to make an appointment.

   

Processing

The VAC will forward your application to the Embassy of Denmark for processing.

Please note that decisions on applications for residence and work permits will be taken by the DIS/SIRI. The VAC and the Embassy of Denmark are not part of the decision-making process.

Once the DIS/SIRI have reached a decision they will forward the approval or refusal to the Embassy of Denmark who will in turn notify the applicant.

Third-country citizens who require a visa to enter Denmark will in addition to the written approval letter also need a visa for Denmark in their passport. The Embassy of Denmark in Mexico will issue this visa. The visa allows said citizens to enter Denmark, and upon arrival they must obtain a residence card from DIS/SIRI.

If the DIS/SIRI reject your application, you will receive a letter of rejection.   

For processing times see the information on the Danish Immigration Service's website.

Follow up

If you wish to follow up on your application after it has been submitted, please contact the VAC or the DIS/SIRI directly.

Original passport

   

You must present your original passport upon submission of your application. Your passport should be valid for at least three months longer than your intended stay in Denmark. If it is not, the DIS/SIRI may not be able to grant your permit for the full period of your intended stay in Denmark.

The VAC and/or the Embassy of Denmark will not keep your passport while the case is being processed. The Embassy will contact you and request that you send your passport if the permit is granted.

To check whether a citizen is visa exempt or not please press this link.

Fees

From 1 July 2019 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark including all Danish diplomatic missions are introducing online payment of the embassy fee for residence and work permit applications.

The embassy fee must be paid online using this link https://dys.um.dk/permit/. Payment must be made before you submit your application with the VFS Visa Application Centre (VAC).

Please also remember that before making the online fee payment to the Embassy, you must obtain your "Case Order ID" and pay the fee to the DIS/SIRI.