Apply for a residence permit as a family member to a person in Denmark displaced from Ukraine
You would like to apply for a residence permit as a close family member to a person in Denmark, who has been granted a residence permit as a displaced from Ukraine. You can be granted a temporary residence permit under the law on temporary residence permits for displaced persons from Ukraine (the Special Act).
Who can be granted a residence permit?
If certain requirements are met, you can be granted a residence permit as a close family member to a person in Denmark, who has been granted a residence permit under section 1 of the Special Act. You can apply concurrently with the family member applying for a residence permit under section 1 of the Special Act.
If you are staying in Denmark, and you are either a Ukrainian citizen or a recognized refugee in Ukraine, you should not apply as a family member. In this case you can be granted a residence permit under section 1 of the Special Act yourself, if certain requirements are met.
If you are a citizen in another EU country and you for example have a job in Denmark, you can also get EU residency document. There is no expiry date on the residency document, which means that you have the right to stay in Denmark, as long as you meet the requirements of e.g. working in Denmark. You can apply for a EU residency document at the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).
What are the requirements?
You can obtain a residence permit under the Special Act section 2, if you are afamily member of a person who has been granted a residence permit under one of the above-mentioned conditions in section 1.
You are a family member of the person who has been granted a residence permit under section 1, if you are:
- cohabiting spouse,
- cohabiting partner,
- unmarried child under the age of 18,
- close family member who has resided with the person and who were supported by the person, or
- another close family member who is residing and has a family life worth of protection with the person who has been granted a residence permit under the conditions in section 1 (e.g. parent to a child under 18 years).
It is a requirement that the family life consisted on 24 February 2022.
You can also be granted a residence permit after section 2 of the Special Act as an unmarried child under the age of 18 if your parent has residence permit after section 2 as a spouse or partner to a person with a residence permit after section 1.
An application for a residence permit under section 2 may be submitted in Denmark or outside the country.
The Danish Immigration Service makes decisions on residence permits under the Special Act.
What terms are you staying on in Denmark, while the application is processed?
You can read more about the terms of your stay in Denmark and your opportunities while the application is processed at this page:
Which type of residence permit will you be granted?
You will be granted a residence permit with a view to temporary residence in Denmark that is valid until 17 March 2024.
If you are granted your residence permit in the period from 3 November 2023 to 17 March 2024, the Danish Immigration Service will at the same time extend your residence permit on its own initiative, so that it is valid until 17 March 2025. Read more about extension of residence permit under the Special Act
If you are granted a residence permit from 17 March 2024, your residence permit will be valid until 17 March 2025.
You are entitle to work in Denmark, when you have been granted a residence permit.
The information below explains how to apply for a residence permit if you are a family member to a person displaced from Ukraine.
You must fill in an application form and enclose documentation. It is a good idea to gather the documentation before you start.
You may need:
to fill in the application form.
You, who apply for a residence permit, need to fill in the application.
The application form includes detailed instructions for how to fill it in and which types of documentation you can attach.
You can fill in the application form in Word format on your computer before printing it out. The application form is also available as a PDF file that can be printed out and filled in by hand.
When you submit an application to the Immigration Service, we will process your personal information. You can read more about your rights and how we process your information on this page: Personal data – How we process your data
If you would like to make changes to an application after you have submitted it, you need to contact the Immigration Service. You do not need to submit a new application. Contact the Immigration Service
If you are in Denmark, you have to book an appointment to submit your application and have your biometrics recorded and be identity checked at the Immigration Service's Citizen Service. You book an appointment online at this page.
If you are abroad, you can submit the application to a Danish diplomatic mission (embassy), where you will also have to have your biometrics recorded and be identity checked.
On the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website, you will find a list of Danish diplomatic missions (embassies), where you can submit your application
If you have children, applying concurrently with you it is very important that the children are with you, when you shop up at Citizen Service, because an identity check must be made on the children. Therefore, you must bring the children’s passports or other identity documents.