Detailed information about selected types of applications
This page contains detailed information about the factors that affect service goals for processing selected types of applications.
An overview of service goals for the most common types of applications is available here: Application processing times - service goals
Simple, fully completed applications are expected to be processed within a maximum of three months. An application is considered simple if it appears that the normal conditions for family reunification are met or, conversely, that a basic requirement is not met – for example if the marriage is invalid.
Complicated applications are expected to be processed within a maximum of seven months. An application is considered complicated if it requires further investigation in order to ascertain if the normal requirements for family reunification are met, or if there is a need to carry out further enquiries, such as to confirm an individual's familial relations or age.
Applications for family reunification of spouses submitted after 1 January 2013 will be processed within five months.
Fully completed applications for a Danish alien’s passport or a convention passport is expected to be processed in a maximum of ten weeks. This service goal applies to applications that do not include an application for extension of a residency permit or an application for a permanent residence permit. If you are applying for both a passport and an extension of a residency permit, or a permanent residence permit, the passport application will only be dealt with once a decision about the residence permit application has been made (see the service goal for the area above).
Decisions on applications for extension of an alien’s passport or a convention passport are made within 7 to 10 days from the date the application is received by Immigration Service. Applications submitted at the Danish Immigration Service’s Citizen Service will be dealt with immediately. These guidelines apply to simple applications in which it is clear that the applicant meets all the requirements, and where the Immigration Service has received all the required documentation.