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The Danish Immigration Service

The Danish Immigration Service is a government agency under the Ministry of Justice.

The Danish Immigration Service is headed by Director General Henrik Grunnet and is divided operationally into a Centre for Asylum, a Centre for Administration and Economy and a Centre for Family and Visit.

The Danish Immigration Service processes cases on:

  • Asylum
  • Accommodation and allowances to asylum seekers
  • Family reunification
  • Work and residence permits under the EU association agreement with Turkey
  • Permanent residence
  • Visas (short-term)
  • Extension of visas (short-term)
  • Greenlandic and Faroese visas and work and residence permits
  • Residence permits for religious workers and their accompanying family members
  • Residence permits under the International Cities of Refuge Network programme

The Danish Immigration Service is also responsible for providing information about immigration on the website newtodenmark.dk and for answering questions from immigrants and their families either in person at the Danish Immigration Service’s Citizen Service or by telephone. The Danish Immigration Service also provides a number of forums for dialogue and discussion about current alien law as well as upcoming changes and amendments e.g. in the Regional Network capacity.

Furthermore, the Danish Immigration Service undertakes numerous other assignments on immigration.  

See the Danish Immigration Service’s organisational diagram



Last update: 8/27/2014
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