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Residence Permit

Applications for Residence Permits can be handed in at the Embassy. The Embassy will forward the application to the Danish Immigration Service.

You can find useful information at the Official Portal for Danish Immigration Service by visiting

The processing time for residence permits in connection with adoption is 5 working days. The Embassy requests all matters regarding adoption to be handled through the local licensed adoption agencies.

According to regulation (EC) No. 380/2008 of 18 April 2008 residence cards issued after May 20th. 2012 shall contain an electronic chip with photo, fingerprints and signature recorded digitally. In this way the security against forgery and misuse of residence cards is strengthened considerably.
The decision to introduce fingerprints in residence cards, has been made at a central level in the EU as part of the combat against terrorism, human trade, human trafficking, illegal immigration and other transnational crime. 

Biometrics must be obtained when the application is lodged
In order to issue biometric residence cards, installation of special equipment for taking photos and recording fingerprints and signature is necessary. Please click here [link to Danish Missions] to find the nearest mission. 

Can I apply for a residence/work permit if one or more of my fingers are injured?
According to the law biometric data must always be contained in a biometric residence card. If the index finger is injured, a biometric residence card can be issued. In that case, a fingerprint will be taken of an alternative finger.

Must children also give their fingerprints?
No. Fingerprints are not collected from children under 6 years of age.

What to bring?
Bring the application and supporting documents (originals as well as copies). Copies of the originals must be in colour and size A4.
Babies: We recommend to bring a recent photo of the child, which meets the requirements for a photo. The photo can then be scanned by the mission, in case the mission does not have the means to take a valid photo.


Visa/Consular section

Embassy of Denmark


Telephone Number: (only available during telephone hours)

+251 (0) 910 123 321


+251 (0)116 187 057




Opening Hours of the Visa / Consular Section


Monday to Thursday: 09.30 - 11.30

Friday: Closed


Telephone Hours for the Visa/Consular Section

Monday 10.00 - 12.00

Thursday 14.00 - 16.00