Permiso de residencia en Dinamarca

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A residence permit is required for people who want to work, seek family reunification, study, or stay in Denmark for a more extended period of time. You apply for a Denmark temporary residence permit through the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). 

There are two types of Danish residence permits:

  • Temporary residence permit. Temporary permits are valid for 1-2 years, depending on the type (study, work, family reunification, etc.)
  • Permanent residence permit. This permit is valid indefinitely, but can only be obtained after living in Denmark for at least eight years.

Types of Temporary Residence Permits 

There are different types of temporary residence permits for Denmark, depending on their purpose:

  • Denmark residence permit for work (Denmark work visa).
  • Denmark residence permit for studies (Denmark student visa).
  • Denmark residence permit for family reunification (Denmark family visa).
  • Denmark residence permit for investment (Denmark start-up visa).

How to Get a Temporary Residence Permit for Denmark?

You must initiate the process for a temporary residence permit through the website of the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). Depending on where you live, you may also have to submit an in-person application at a Danish representation office abroad. If you are already in Denmark, you can submit the application at a local SIRI branch.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Denmark temporary residence permit:

  1. Create Case Order ID. On the SIRI website, create a case order ID and choose the type of residence permit you are applying for (work, study, family reunification). Complete the sections with your personal information and receive the case order ID number. 
  2. Pay the Fee. Pay the fee and print the receipt payment. You need to submit the receipt together with the application.
  3. Compile the Required Documents. Ensure you have all the documents and your biometrics (photo, fingerprints) to submit with the application. If any of the documents are missing, you must have a compelling reason, or your application may be rejected. 
  4. Fill in the Application. Make sure to choose the application form that is required for the type of residence you want to apply. Every permit type has a special application form. 
  5. Submit Your Biometrics. Take your facial photo and fingerprints recorded at the Danish Immigration Center. If you have to submit the biometrics abroad, you will be required to pay a fee to the Danish mission handling your application. 

Note: If you choose to submit your application for a residence permit at a location where Denmark is represented by Norway, keep in mind that the Norwegian fee is higher than the Danish fee.

Denmark Residence Permit Fees

The fee depends on the type of permit you are applying for:

  • Residence permit for work: DKK 4,405 (appx. €590)
  • Residence permit for studies: DKK 1,890 (appx. €250)
  • Residence permit for family reunification: DKK 2,920 (appx. €390)

Document Checklist for Danish Temporary Residence Permit Application

When you apply for a Danish temporary residence permit, you must submit the following documents:

  • Documentation of paid application fee. Submit the printed receipt.
  • Original passport. Valid for three months longer than your intended stay.
  • Passport-sized photo. Your photos must follow the Schengen visa guidelines. 
  • Completed application form. Fill in the application form that’s available on the SIRI website truthfully and completely.
  • Proof you have a place to stay. Prove that you have a place to live in Denmark or can afford one. 
  • Proof you can support yourself financially. For a work permit, you can present your employment contract and salary. As an international student, your proof of income can be a scholarship.
  • Additional documents for different types of permits, such as:
    • Employment contract (residence permit for work).
    • Letter of acceptance to university (residence permit for studies).
    • Proof of family relationship (residence permit for family reunification).

Can I Extend my Temporary Residence Permit?

Yes, you can extend a temporary residence permit, if you continue to meet the conditions. For example, you can extend a work residence permit if you are still employed. You can extend a study permit if you are still enrolled in university, going to your classes, and passing exams. 

To extend your temporary residence permit, you must apply for a residence extension no earlier than three months before your current permit expires. If you fail to apply for a residence extension before your permit expires, your application will be rejected, and you will be required to leave Denmark. 

If you decide to apply for a temporary residence extension, you are required to pay a fee. 

How Long Does a Temporary Residence Permit Take to Process?

The processing time for a Denmark temporary residence permit is three months. The processing time is calculated from the date you submit your application. 

Please note that the processing time for temporary residence permits varies according to the type of residence permit you are applying for. 

How Can I Get a Residence Card?

If you are granted a Danish residence permit, you will receive a residence card automatically as proof of your right to reside in Denmark. You will receive your card in the Civil Registration System (CPR) 2-3 weeks after being granted a residence permit and registered your address in Denmark. 

If you lose your residence card, you must complete a police declaration, signed and stamped by the police. Then you need to submit the declaration together with the application for a new residence card.  A new card normally costs DKK 1,200 (appx. € 160). 

Note: Carry your residence card always with you. You must have it in Denmark and if you travel to another country during your residence in Denmark. 

Difference Between a Temporary and a Permanent Residence Permit

 
Temporary Residence

Permanent Residence 

Duration:
1-2 years 
Indefinido

Condiciones:

Debes ser mayor de 18 años.

Debes haber vivido en Dinamarca durante más de ocho años.

Debes tener una carta de admisión de tu universidad (permiso de estudios) o un contrato de trabajo.

Tienes que ser mayor de 18 años.

Debes permitirte mantenerte económicamente durante tu estadía.

Aún debe cumplir con los requisitos de su permiso de residencia actual.

Debe tener una póliza de seguro de viaje.

Debes tener antecedentes penales limpios.

Debes tener un lugar donde quedarte.

Debe aceptar una declaración de residencia y autosuficiencia.

Debes tener antecedentes penales limpios.

Debes tener antecedentes penales limpios.

Dominio del idioma danés.

Debe estar empleado actualmente.

No debe tener ninguna deuda pública vencida.

No debe obrar en contra del establecimiento de su identidad.

Debe aprobar la prueba de idioma danés 2.

Debe haber estado empleado durante los últimos tres años y seis meses.

Benefits:
Healthcare Free Education
Education Free Health care
Travel Child services
Work Work
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Note: If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you do not need to apply for a residence permit but must apply for an EU residence document instead.