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Who to contact and where to apply

Denmark's external service provider in Oceania is VFS Global. VFS Global accepts applications for residence and work permits for Denmark and captures the biometric data of the applicants from their offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Auckland and Suva. VFS Global then forwards the applications and biometric data to the Danish Consulate General in Sydney, who in turn forwards them to DIS or SIRI in Denmark for processing.

For general information about how to submit an application or to make an appointment please contact VFS Global. Their contact details can be found here

General information about the different permits can also be obtained by contacting the Danish Consulate General in Sydney on tel. no. +61 (2) 9247 2224 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 12 noon.

 

 How to apply 

  1. Go to the website of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration and create a case order ID, pay the processing fee and print the receipt.  This fee must be paid online by credit card.

Then either

      a) Lodge the hardcopy application with all supporting documents in person to VFS Global and have your biometric data captured or

      b) Lodge your application and upload all supporting documents online and within the next 14 days go to VFS Global in person to have your biometric data captured.

Additional fees

2 additional fees are incurred when submitting an application for a residence and work permit from Australia.

  1. Pay the consular fee according to The Executive Order on Payment for Services provided by the Danish Foreign Service. The current consular fee must be paid online by clicking here.
  2. VFS Global’s service fee. Current fee can be found here. This fee is payable to VFS Global on the day of your appointment.

Please note: Above mentioned fees also apply in case of online lodgement, since you must still have your biometric data captured by VFS Global and forwarded to SIRI by the Danish Consulate General in Sydney.

 

 

What to bring to VFS Global

You are submitting your application in hard copy to VFS Global:

  1. Application form
  2. Your original passport as well as copies of ALL pages of your passport including the cover and all blank pages*
  3. All required supporting documents according to the checklist in the application form
  4. Receipt of payment of the consular fee for residence and work permits payable here
  5. 2 self addressed express envelopes** - ONLY if you submit the application and original passport to a VFS Global office in Australia other than Sydney.

You have submitted your application and uploaded all supporting documents ONLINE and you now have to have your biometric data recorded:

  1. A printout of the confirmation e-mail from DIS or SIRI that the application was submitted successfully online
  2. Your original passport plus a copy of the data page of your passport*
  3. Receipt of payment of the consular fee for residence and work permits payable here
  4. 2 self addressed express envelopes** - ONLY if you do not wish to collect the passport and decision with the VFS office you submitted the application with

You have submitted the application by mail or via a third-party in Denmark and you only have to have your biometric data recorded:

  1. Copies of the first three pages of the application form OR a printout of the confirmation e-mail from DIS or SIRI that the application was submitted successfully online by the third-party in Denmark
  2. Your original passport plus a copy of the data page of your passport*
  3. Receipt of payment of the consular fee for residence and work permits payable here
  4. 2 self addressed express envelopes** - ONLY if you do not wish to collect the passport and decision with the VFS office you submitted the application with

*The ORIGINAL passport must be handed over to VFS Global and forwarded to the Danish Consulate General in Sydney for verification purposes

** Please arrange with the VFS Global office if you want them to send the decision and original passport to you by mail, or if you will collect at the VFS Global office. If postage, one self addressed envelope will be used to return your original passport to you as soon as the Consulate General in Sydney has checked it (around 2 business days). The second self addressed envelope will be used to send the decision from DIS or SIRI to you. The postage time of the passport depends on the destination (up to 7 business days).

 

Processing

If supporting documentation is missing from the application or if there are any other issues with the application, the Consulate General will contact you.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE CONSULATE GENERAL FOR UPDATES WHILE YOUR APPLICATION IS BEING PROCESSED.

 

Processing times

Processing times for applications processed by the Danish Immigration Service.
Processing times for applications processed by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration.

 

Entering Denmark after a successful outcome

Australian and New Zealand nationals and all other nationals who are visa free must travel to Denmark with the written approval letter from DIS/SIRI only. Within 5 days of arrival in Denmark you must register with the CPR-registry in the municipality where you take up residence. Once you register a residence card will be issued and sent to your residential address in Denmark.

Nationals who require a visa in order to enter Denmark will in addition to the written approval letter from DIS/SIRI also be granted an entry visa (D-visa) for Denmark which must be issued in their passports. The Danish Consulate General in Sydney will prompt these applicants to submit their passport for the issuance of a visa. The visa allows the holder to enter Denmark and within 5 days of arrival in Denmark you must register with the CPR-registry in the municipality where you take up residence. Once you register a residence card will be issued and sent to your residential address in Denmark.

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.

 

Entering Denmark while your application is still pending

Click here for important information if you plan to arrive in Denmark or depart from Australia or New Zealand before a decision has been made.