If you wish to submit an application for a residence and work permit for Denmark (stays of more than 90 days) please read the information below carefully. If you wish to apply for a short stay visa (less than 90 days) please see the page 'Short stay visas'.
IMPORTANT: SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS IN DECEMBER 2014 AND JANUARY 2015
FEES: Please see this important information concerning the fees payable to the Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment. Please be aware that if the application fee is paid in 2014 but the application not submitted until 2015 the application may be refused.
For general information on residence and work permits, requirements, application forms and processing times please see the website of the Danish Immigration Service/the Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment: www.newtodenmark.dk.
For information about working in Denmark please see www.workindenmark.dk.
For information about living in Denmark please see: www.lifeindenmark.dk.
Denmark has outsourced the reception of residence and work permit applications world-wide. For applicants in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Island, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu the outsourcing partner is VFS Global. VFS Global accepts applications for Denmark from their offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland.
Enquiries about residence and work permit application should be addressed to VFS Global.
Australia: Online appointments can be made herePhone: +61 2 8599 6215 email firstname.lastname@example.org Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to 5 pm Telephone hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time
New Zealand: Online appointments can be made hereAuckland: Phone: +64 9369 5669 email email@example.com Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to 3 pm Telephone hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
Go to the website of the Danish Immigration Service/the Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment: www.newtodenmark.dk. Find the type of residence and work permit that applies to you and click on the 'How to apply' option. Please note that some application forms also come in an online version.
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE APPLICATON FORM CAREFULLY.
Each application form comes with a complete checklist of supporting documents that must be enclosed with the application. Supporting documents must be enclosed in ORIGINAL along with a colour copy in size A4 format.Supporting documents of financial means must not be older than 1 month from the time of submission.
Note: Original documents will be returned to the applicant as soon as they have been verified by the Consulate General in Sydney.
The ORIGINAL passport must be enclosed with the application along with colour copies of all pages of the passport including the cover. The passport must be valid for three months longer than the intended stay.
Note: The Consulate General in Sydney will return the original passport back to VFS Global as soon as the passport has been checked. The passport is generally back with with the applicant maximum 10 working days after the Consulate General in Sydney returns the passport to VFS Global.
Please see the information about application fees here.
The Danish Consulate General in Sydney receives and checks the applications from VFS Global on a daily basis.
The applications are forwarded electronically to the Danish Immigration Service (DIS) or the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment (STAR) in Copenhagen for processing. Once DIS/STAR has reached a decision they will forward the written approval or refusal to the Danish Consulate General in Sydney, who in turn will forward the decision to the applicant via VFS Global.
If supporting documentation is missing from the application or if there are any other issues or concerns with the application the Consulate General will contact you. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE CONSULATE GENERAL FOR UPDATES WHILE YOUR APPLICATION IS BEING PROCESSED.
For processing times click here.
Australian and New Zealand nationals (and all other nationals who are visa free) will travel to Denmark with the written approval letter from DIS/STAR only. Within 5 days of arrival they must register with the CPR-registry in the municipality where they take up residence. Once they have registered a residence card will be issued.
Citizens who require a visa in order to enter Denmark (none visa free) will in addition to the written approval letter from DIS/STAR also need an entry visa for Denmark issued in their passports (sticker D). The Danish Consulate General in Sydney will make arrangements for the applicant to return its passport to them and will following receiving the passport then issue this visa. The visa allows the holder to enter Denmark and within 5 days of arrival they must register with the CPR-registry in the municipality where they take up residence. Once they have registered a residence card will be issued.
For valuable information about arrival in Denmark and contact details for where to register, please see the following links: Life in Denmark and International Citizen Service.
Danish Visa Application Centre
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane
Phone: +61 2 8599 6215 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon – Fri 9 am to 5 pm
Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time
Phone: +64 9369 5669 Email email@example.com
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9 am to 3 pm Telephone hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
Biometric Data in Residence Cards