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Fees for submitting applications and appeals

A processing fee must be paid when submitting applications and appeals in certain case types.

Applications that warrant a fee

A fee must be paid when applying for a residence permit as an employee, self-employed person, jobseeker, student, researcher, au pair, intern, religious worker, and as an accompanying family member of an employee, self-employed person, jobseeker, student, researcher or intern.

A fee must also be paid when applying for a temporary extension of a residence permit or a permanent residence permit, or when appealing a case or requesting that a case be reopened in one of the above-mentioned areas.

See overview of case categories and fees

Read more about the three steps of the application process

Applications that do not warrant a fee

Groups exempt from paying the fee

The fee for submitting an application for a residence permit, extension of a residence permit, or permanent residence permit in case types that normally warrant a fee can be waived if Denmark's international obligations or EU regulations require it. The fee will be waived if it would violate EU regulations to demand it. Exemptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Consequently, all applicants in these case types must always create a Case Order ID.

Turkish citizens

Turkish citizens covered by the Association Agreement between the EU and Turkey are exempt from paying the processing fee. This applies to Turkish citizens applying for a residence permit on the grounds of work.

Read more about exemptions for Turkish citizens.

No fee

There is no fee for submitting an application for a residence permit or an extension of a residence permit in the following case types:

  • working holiday
  • volunteers
  • commuters (work permits for persons who reside outside Denmark)
  • asylum
  • family reunification, including family reunification under the EU regulations
  • residence permit on humanitarian grounds
  • accompanying family members of religious workers
  • residence permit as a non-deportable person
  • residence permit on the grounds of former Danish citizenship or Danish descent
  • residence permit for the purpose of adoption in cases processed by the regional state authority
  • residence permit in Greenland and the Faroe Islands

The same applies to appeals and requests to reopen a case in the above-mentioned case types.

Furthermore, there is no fee for applying for a permanent residence permit on the grounds of one of the above-mentioned case types.

Nordic citizens and EU/EEA citizens are not required to pay the processing fee. Furthermore, no processing fee is required for submitting an application after the EU Residence Order. Read more about the regulations covering EU and Nordic citizen's residence in Denmark

Please note: If a person submits an application, appeal or request to reopen a case without paying the fee on the belief that he/she is exempt from paying the fee and the immigration authorities later determine that the individual was, in fact, not exempt, the application/appeal/request will be rejected. In such instances, the person will need to go through the entire process again: create case order ID, pay the fee, and submit a new application/appeal/request.

If a person has paid the fee, but the immigration authorities find that he/she was, in fact, exempt, the fee will be refunded.

Contact information

If you have questions about fees in cases regarding permanent residence permit or cases regarding religious workers, please contact the Danish Immigration Service.

If you have questions about fees regarding all other case types, please contact the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment.



Last update: 6/21/2013
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