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Information sheets for visa and residence permit applications

Information sheets for visa and residence permit applicants

Information sheet for residence permit applicants

The information sheet for residence permit applicants contains supplementary information, which is useful both before and after applying for a residence permit.

For information about how to apply for a residence permit, please see the application procedure pages for Work and Study or for Working Holiday.

The information sheet for residence permit applicants can be found in this link

 

Information sheet for visa holders

The information sheet for visa holders is relevant after a visa has been granted. For information about how to apply for a visa, please see visa application procedure pages.

The information sheet for Schengen visa holders can be found in this link

Information Sheet - Storage of applicants' biometric data

As per 1 July 2017 an amending act to the Danish Aliens Act has entered into force. It introduces new rules regarding recording, registration and storage of aliens’ fingerprints and photographs in relation to identification and identity control.

According to the amending act, an alien’s fingerprints and photograph (biometric features) will be stored for a longer period in a central register in Denmark managed by the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, the Danish Immigration Service and the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration for the purpose of identification and identity control.

This means, that with respect to applications for visa to Denmark, fingerprints and photographs (biometric features) recorded from 1 July 2017 for the purpose of applying for a visa to Denmark will be stored by the Danish authorities for 10 years or until the alien is granted Danish citizenship.

With respect to applications for residence permit to Denmark, fingerprints and photographs (biometric features) recorded from 1 July 2017 for the purpose of applying for a residence permit to Denmark will be stored for 20 years or for 10 years if the alien is granted a residence permit. The fingerprints and photographs (biometric features) will be deleted if the alien is granted Danish citizenship.

An information sheet concerning storage of applicants' biometric data can be found in this link