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Residence Permit & Family reunification

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

Please be informed of the following if you apply for residence permit from Eritrea or Sudan:
If you apply for family reunification to Denmark, you will have to come to a Danish Embassy (e.g. in Ethiopia or Kenya) in person for obtaining biometrics. If the Danish Immigration Service requests a DNA test, you will also need to come to a Danish Embassy.


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 or work permit. The embassy fee should be paid online using this link.
The reciept for the payment should be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS) when you hand in your passport, relevant documentation and supply biometrics. Please note that in residence/work permit cases there are three fees to be paid. 1) the fee to either the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), 2) the fee to the Danish Embassy (Using this link) and 3) the fee to the Danish Visa Application Service (VFS).


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.



Questions related to residence permit and family reunification can be forwarded to the Consular office.



Appointment for DNA

The Embassy do DNA for family reunifications cases ever 2. week.

Please make an appointment and bring your documents.





+ 251 09 60 43 72 04

(Phone hours daily 10am-10.30am)