This page contains a list of questions and corresponding answers concerning information in general.
Who can come to Denmark?
Residence in Denmark is not freely available to all. Since 1973, Denmark has enforced an immigration embargo. Conditions to enter and reside in Denmark vary i.a. with the nationality of the applicant.
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Which of the rules for residency apply to Greenland and the Faroe Islands?
Those foreigners requiring a visa for entering Denmark require a special visa for the Faroe Islands and Greenland in order to travel to those places. Likewise, those foreigners must have a special residence permit in order to stay for a longer period on the Faroe Islands or Greenland. Neither the visa nor the residence permit to the Faroe Islands or Greenland gives the holder the right to reside outside of the Faroe Islands or Greenland, including Denmark.
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Can former Danish citizens obtain residence permits in Denmark?
Yes, persons who formerly have had Danish citizenship can obtain residence permits for Denmark.
Who can get a passport?
There are two different types of passports available to foreigners:
- A Danish Convention passport (travel documents)
- A Danish Alien’s passport
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Under what circumstances is a person obliged to hand over their passport while the Immigration Service handles their application for residence?
Foreigners, who have made an application for residence, and who in so doing have given up their passport to the Danish Immigration Service, can have it returned at short notice. Foreigners should however be aware that if they wish to have a passport returned for the purpose of travel out of the country, he or she must ensure they are able to make the return trip back to Denmark.
Under what circumstances would a foreigner require a re-entry permit? – and for how long?
A foreigner with a valid residence permit, who wishes to travel out of Denmark and to subsequently return to this country at a point when the residence permit is still valid, does not require a re-entry permit.
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When can a school travel list be used?
The EU-school trip list is for school students who are not EU-citizens, who have residence permits in Denmark and who plan to stay for a short time or travel through one or more of the EU-member countries.
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