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Residence and work permit

Please find the information on how to apply for residence and work permit to Denmark, Iceland and Greenland. Submission of application and biometrics take place through our Service Provider VFS GCC LLC in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  

How to apply for residence and work permit?

1. Visit the Danish Immigration Service's website

Visit The Danish Immigration Service's website and find application form and further information about the type of residence permit you are applying for:

Please notice the Danish Consulate General is not able to assist you with questions related to the residence- and work permit application.

2. How to apply an book an appointment

Kindly register through our outsourcing partner VFS GCC LLC to book an appointment to hand-in your application.

You must always bring your passport or other travel documents when submitting an application for a residence permit. When you submit your application at the outsourcing agency which receives applications on behalf of a Danish diplomatic mission, you must hand in your passport (or other travel documents), so the outsourcing agency can have them verified at the Danish diplomatic mission. Furthermore, you should bring copies of all pages of your passport. If you do not, the outsourcing agency will charge a fee for copying your passport.

Supporting documents

Applications must be submitted along with documentation as stated on the application form and specific documentation depending on type of application.

Please go through the checklist in the application form to make sure you have all required documents.


Please bring proof of the fee, deposited with the Danish Immigration Service. Furthermore there will be a fee for VFS and the Danish Consulate General.


3. Application submitted online or directly with the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment

Applicants who have processed their applications directly with the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment must have their biometrics recorded at VFS.

You will need to bring: 

1) Your original passport
2) Colour copies of your passport
3) Copies of the first three pages of the application form/copy of form submitted online
4) Your case order ID.