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Arriving in Denmark BEFORE the residence and work permit is granted

Arriving in Denmark without the residence permit
If you are outside Denmark when you submit your application, you must normally have been granted a permit before you travel to Denmark. Please check SIRIS website here or contact SIRI if you intend to enter Denmark before your permit is granted.


Check with the airline if entering the Schengen region BEFORE the permit is granted
IF you intend to enter the Schengen region* visa free BEFORE the permit is granted, please contact the airline and check which further documentation if any is required in order to allow you to board the flight into the Schengen region. If for example you are travelling on a one-way ticket OR if your return flight out of the Schengen region is more than 90 days after your arrival, the airline may ask for documentation of for example enrolment with a Danish educational institution, work contract, adequate funds in your possession to purchase a return flight (should your permit be refused) or documentation that your return ticket is flexible and can be rescheduled for departure within the 90 days. The requirements differ from airline to airline so please make sure to contact the airline that brings you into the Schengen region well in advance of your departure from Australia/New Zealand.


If You are Not an Australian or New Zealand National
Please check on the Danish Immigration Service's website whether or not you are a visa free national.
If you are not a visa free national but require a D-visa in your passport in order to enter Denmark you cannot travel to Denmark before the residence and work permit and D-visa is granted. 
*The Schengen Region includes: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,  the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Queries regarding your application or residence permit
After arriving in Denmark please address any questions regarding your application or residence permit to the appropriate office in DIS/SIRI in Copenhagen. DIS and SIRI are the official Danish immigration authorities that process and grant or refuse the applications and issue the residence cards and therefore you should always contact them directly.
Please do not address your questions to the Danish Consulate General in Sydney after arriving in Denmark as we will only refer you back to DIS or SIRI.

We must stress that a successful outcome of the application remains conditional upon the applicant’s ability to meet the requirements of and provide the necessary documentation for the residence and work permit applied for. If an application submitted in Denmark is refused any expenses incurred including travel and other related expenses remain the responsibility of the applicant.

Submitting the application in Danmark
If you are residing legally in Denmark, you are normally able to submit the application in Denmark. This is the case, if you:
* hold a valid visa
* is exempt from the visa requirement or
* already hold a valid residence permit.
Read more about the legal residence requirement and submission of your application in Denmark on SIRIs on webiste here.

If you intend to sumbit an application in Denmark, please address any questions regarding your application or residence permit to the appropriate office in DIS/SIRI in Copenhagen.