New deadline for recording of biometrics for applications submitted to SIRI
Due to the COVID-19 situation it can take longer than normal to have your biometric features (fingerprints and facial photo) recorded when you submit an application for a residence permit. The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) therefore extends the deadline for recording of biometric features until 31 October 2020. Please note that the extension only applies to applications submitted after 31 July 2020.
In normal circumstances it is a requirement that you have your biometric features recorded no later than 14 days after submitting your application – failure to do this will result in your application being rejected.
You have submitted or will be submitting an application after 31 July 2020
Due to the extraordinary situation the deadline for having your biometric features recorded has been extended until 31 October 2020. The extension only applies to applications submitted after 31 July 2020.
This means that you must have you biometric features recorded no later than on the 31 October 2020 if you submit or have submitted an application for a residence permit or for an extension of a residence permit after 31 July 2020. We will begin processing you application, but we are not able to reach a final decision until you have had your biometric features recorded.
You have submitted an application during the period from 15 February – 31 July 2020
If you have submitted an application during the period from 15 February – 31 July 2020 and have not yet had your biometric features recorded, you must contact SIRI via our contact form and give an explanation on why you have not had your biometrics recorded. If you have granted your reference – i.e. your employer, place of internship or a family member – power of attorney, your reference can contact SIRI with an explanation on why biometrics have not been recorded.
Currently it is possible to have your biometric features recorded in all SIRIs branch offices.
If you are staying abroad, you can keep yourself informed of your options in regard to have your biometric features rcorded on the website of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (new window)