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Residence permit

Please review the various types of residence permits available. Certain types of applications can be completed online but still require personal appearance in order to have biometrics recorded. Please also note the information regarding the fee structure.

important notice

Denmark offers a wide range of residence permits. For a complete overview, please visit NewToDenmark. We have created checklists for the most common applications types, which you can access via the menu on the left.

Processing Times

The processing time varies by the type of residence permit you are applying for. Find the service goals for processing here and here. The Royal Danish Embassy cannot provide status updates to your application. Please contact the responsible agency directly.

Appointment Booking

All residence permit applications, without exception, must be submitted via our outsourcing partner, VFS Global. You can book your appointment here.

For assistance:

Call VFS Global: 1-866-978-5904 (Live agent Monday to Friday 8am-5pm EST)

Email VFS Global: info.dkca@vfshelpline.com


Please note

Neither the Embassy nor our consulates can be held responsible for technical difficulties, human errors or shipping delays in the processing of passports, permits and visa applications.