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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 www.newtodenmark.dk.

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.

DENMARK INTRODUCES BIOMETRIC RESIDENCE CARDS 20th. MAY 2012
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.


 

 

Applicable to all nationals who wish to apply for Tourist, Transit, Family reunification, long term and, Business Schengen visa for Greenland, Faroe Island, Denmark, Iceland and long term visa to Denmark or Iceland.

 

VFS Global will be open to receive applications on a walk-in basis.


Submission hours: 8am- 3pm

 

Address of VFS:
Joint Visa Application Centre
3rd Floor, Office Nos. 333
Morning Star Mall
Bole Medihanialem, Bole
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Call Centre Number- +251 960437204

 

The Embassy‚Äôs consular section is open only by appointment.


Please call or e-mail to request an appointment for passport renewal, DNA sample for family reunification or visa interview. Please give reference number.


E-mail: addambavisa@um.dk

 

The Royal Danish Embassy is unable to reply to status inquiries regarding visa, residence, work permits and family reunification applications via email or telephone due to Danish National Law on handling personal information.

 

Consular phone hours:


 

Tuesday only for information about DNA requests: 10:00- 10:30

 

Wednesday only for information about family reunification or residence permits: 10:00-10:30

 

Thursday only for information about passports: 10:00-10:30