Residence permit on humanitarian grounds
A residence permit on humanitarian grounds can be granted to a foreign national who is registered as an asylum seeker in Denmark, if significant humanitarian considerations warrant it.
Who can be granted a residence permit on humanitarian grounds?
According to the Danish Aliens Act, Section 9b, 1, a residence permit on humanitarian grounds can be granted to a foreign national who is registered by the Immigration Service as an asylum seeker in Denmark.
The applicant must be in such a situation that signigicant humanitarian considerations warrant a residence permit.
The Danish Parliament has decided that humanitarian residence permits should be the exception, not the rule.
An application for a humanitarian residence permit should be submitted to the Ministry of Justice. If you wish to apply for a humanitarian residence permit please use this application form. The Ministry will then conduct a factual assessment of each individual application.
In making this assessment, the Ministry places importance on the applicant’s personal situation, including whether he or she suffers from a serious physical or psychological illness, and whether the application concerns a family with young children who come from a nation at war.
If the applicant suffers from a serious illness which can substantiate a humanitarian residence permit, the Ministry will also assess whether the applicant can receive the necessary treatment for this illness in his or her country of origin.
The Ministry’s ruling regarding a humanitarian residence permit is final. This means that the ruling cannot be appealed to any other administrative authority.