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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

Application for residence and work permit must me submitted at VFS global in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

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 receipt 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 R/W 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 the link and

3) the fee to the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS).

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.