Long Term Visa
Residence and work permit application procedure at The Denmark Embassy in New Delhi
The Denmark Embassy in New Delhi is pleased to introduce a new facility in order to meet the increasing demand for residence and work permit applications.
This site provides information on procedures applicable to all nationals who wish to apply for Residence and Work permit for Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Island.
The VFS Global Denmark Visa Application Centre in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin, Pondicherry, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa, Thimpu (Bhutan) and Kathmandu (Nepal) will accept all long term applications from all nationals and their dependents:
- Work (Positive List/Pay Limit Scheme/Fast Track Scheme)
- Accompanying family members
- Religious workers
- Start-up Denmark
- Au pairs
- Family Reunification
- Greenland and Faroe Islands
VFS Global will submit all such applications to The Denmark Embassy in New Delhi.
Long Term applications accepted at the Denmark Visa Application Centre in New Delhi will be submitted on the next working day to the Embassy. Applications accepted at other locations will be submitted after two working days to The Denmark Embassy in New Delhi.
For Submission and Collection timings, please click here
When you come to the VFS Global Denmark visa application centre to deliver a residence/ work permit application, you will need to have your biometric data recorded. You should remove any henna on your fingertips, or allow it to fade, as this may prevent us from getting a clear scan.
Every applicant who is submitting a residence permit application must attend the visa application centre in person. Children of less than6 years need to attend, but are not require to have fingerprints or signature recorded, only a photograph.
Applicants should bring Original loose leaf colour documents + copies of all
- Supporting Documents
- All Pages of the passport
In a standard format (A4 Size). All copies must be in the same format.
On-line applications and applications submitted by the company in DenmarkIf your application is submitted in Denmark/on-line, you will be informed by the Danish authorities that you must contact VFS within 14 days in order to have your biometric data recorded.
You must bring a print of the confirmation letter that the application was submitted on-line, as well as your original travel document. (The confirmation letter has information about the case order ID, the application type and more).
As the application form is already submitted in Denmark (on-line) you don’t have to bring the application and the supporting documents.
On Newtodenmark you can find printable application forms and online forms (digital self-service) needed in connection with an application to the immigration authorities.
Fee for applicants applying at The Denmark Visa Application Centres in India & Bhutan is payable in Cash and fee for applicants applying in Nepal is payable in demand draft.
For detailed fee structure & payment methods, please visit Visa Fee and Service Charges
Applicants can instantly track the status of their application by clicking on Track your Application
For more information about long-term application processing time at Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration, please visit Newtodenmark
The Danish Embassy New Delhi will continue to issue D-Visas to applicants who receive permission for a residence permit. The D-Visa will allow the applicant to travel to Denmark within a prescribed time frame.
In Denmark, the applicant has to register with the local authorities (Borgerservice) within 5 days in order to receive a CPR-number and be covered by the Danish social security system. The applicant will then automatically receive the residence permit (in form of a plastic card) by mail within approximately 4 weeks.
The new procedure is in accordance with EU regulations.
Please note that the D-Visa is territorially restricted to Denmark. It allows the applicant to transit through other Schengen airports, but it does not allow the travel into other Schengen countries. Once applicants hold the residence card they are allowed to travel within Schengen.
Residence cards with biometric features
If you are granted a residence permit in Denmark, you will be issued a residence card in Denmark with biometric features (facial image and fingerprints) stored on a microchip embedded in the card.
The residence card is documentation that you hold a residence permit in Denmark.
When you submit an application for a residence permit, your biometric features will be recorded. The features are incorporated into the residence card and are used for identification and identity verification. Biometric features are stored in a database maintained by the Immigration authorities.
Storing of biometric features
Biometric features (fingerprints and facial images) are stored by the Immigration authorities. If you are granted a residence permit, your fingerprints and facial image will be stored for 10 years. If you are not granted a residence permit, your fingerprints and facial image will be stored for 20 years. If you become a Danish citizen, your fingerprints and facial image will be deleted.
For further information on Residence & Work Permit applications, you can contact the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration or Embassy of Denmark