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Published 13-03-2020

SIRI continues to process applications

SIRI's citizen centres have closed temporarily, but SIRI continues to process applications for residence and work permits. Below you can read about what this means for you in regard to how your application will be processed and when you need to have your biometric features recorded.

Applications for residence permit submitted to SIRI continue to be processed. This includes applications submitted by foreign nationals applying from within Denmark and applications submitted abroad.

It continues to be a condition that you have your biometric features recorded (facial photo and fingerprints) in order for us to process your application. If you have submitted your application in Denmark, you will under normal circumstances be able to have your biometric features recorded in Denmark at, among other places, SIRI's citizen centres.

SIRI's citizen centres are, however, closed temporarily.

Read more about the temporary closure of SIRI's citizen centres 

If you have not yet had your biometric features recorded, your application will only be processed once the citizen centres have reopened and you have your biometric features recorded.

In extraordinary circumstances where granting a residence permit is necessary for national security or for public order, security or health, it will possible, however, to have your biometric features recorded as part of an extraordinary quick processing of your application for a residence permit. This requires that you and your employer contact SIRI by phone or via SIRI's contact form.

Follow this link for information on how to contact SIRI

Applications will not be rejected due to lack of recorded biometric features

Normally you must have your biometric features recorded no later than 14 days after submitting you application. Since SIRI's citizen centres are closed, it is not possible to have your biometric features recorded in Denmark. If you have submitted an application in Denmark and you have not yet had your biometric features recorded, SIRI will wait to proces your application until it is possible for you to have your biometric features recorded regardless of whether the 14 days deadline is met or not. This applies to foreign nationals who have submitted an application in Denmark.

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