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Residence Permits for Students including PhD Students

Read more about residence permits for students including PhD students in the following:

As of 21 May 2012 Danish residence cards must contain biometrics (digital photograph, signature and fingerprints of index fingers). From this date all applications for a Danish residence permit must be handed in person at the Embassy of Denmark or directly with the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen.

Children under 6 (age 6 minus 1 day) are not required to give fingerprints.

Important: Applicants who have a valid Swedish residence permit do not need a visa for visiting Denmark. You can therefore apply for Danish residence permit directly from the Immigration Service in Copenhagen. For more information call the Danish Immigration service at +45 35 36 66 00.

All applicants must book an appointment at the Embassy to submit an application. Please contact the embassy on +46 (0)8 406 75 00 to book an appointment. Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am–12pm and Thursday 1pm-4pm                                                                                                     

Please be aware that the embassy can have a waiting time of four - six weeks.

If you have applied for residence permit online or directly to the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen you can visit the embassy to obtain your biometrics. To submit your biometrics you need to book an appointment. For more information look here.

 

Please note the following

You will require a "Case Order ID" (obtainable online) and pay a fee (payable online) before submitting your application to the Embassy. The application fee is paid to the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment in addition to the service fee charged by the Embassy. Please see the website of the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment for further information: Fees.

Applications should normally be made in your home country or in the country where you are currently residing. See information above about the possibility to apply from Copenhagen.

Please visit the website of the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment www.newtodenmark.dk  for general information on residence and work permits for students.

Further information about studying in Denmark is available at:

www.studyindenmark.dk
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The application form is ST1 Application for a residence and work permit for students incl. phd studentsApplication for residence and work permit for family members of a foreign national who is to work or study in Denmark.

  • Please read the guidelines on the front of the form "How to apply" carefully before making an application (the application process must be started by the educational institution in Denmark before you apply through this Embassy), state your Case Order ID and provide refund information in the appropriate boxes on the form, enclose payment receipt with your application.
  • Please note that if you have not obtained a Case Order ID and made the payment online before you submit your application, the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment may reject your application.

The following is required for an application

If you are going to pay tuition fees or have been granted a Danish state scholarship (free tuition and covering of living expenses):

  1. A completed application form ST1 (please see guidelines on the front of the application form). Please provide your Swedish contact details: address, mobile telephone number and e-mail address.
  2. Original Passport.
  3. Non-refundable fee of SEK 1840 per applicant. Accompanying family members SEK 1840 per application (children under 18 included in the application are free of charge).

If you are not going to pay tuition fees and you have not been granted a Danish state scholarship (free tuition and covering of living expenses):

  1. A completed application forms ST1 (please see guidelines on the front of the application form). Please provide your Swedish contact details: address, mobile telephone number and e-mail address.
  2. Original Passport.
  3. Proof (bank statement) that you can support yourself financially during your stay in Denmark.
  4. Non-refundable fee of SEK 1840 per applicant. Accompanying family members SEK 1840 per application (children under 18 included in the application are free of charge).

Family members of EU/EEA nationals are free of charge (copy of EU/EEA national's passport and Marriage Certificate required).