Processing fee
DKK 3,215,-

What is a jobseeking permit

A jobseeking permit is a residence permit valid for up to 6 months with the purpose to seek a new job in Denmark.

You are not allowed to work while you have a jobseeking permit, but if you find a new job during the jobseeking stay you must submit a new application for a residence and work permit under one of the job schemes.

Who can apply for a jobseeking permit?

You can apply for a jobseeking permit if you have a residence permit under

And you have lost your job through no fault of your own.

If you have been granted a permit for less than 4 years under one of the abovementioned schemes your residence and work permit will normally be of the same length as your contract – in which case you would automatically have been granted a permit for jobseeking for a periode of up to 6 months where you can seek a new job in Denmark.

What are the conditions?

It is a condition that you have lost your job through no fault of your own, e.g. due to cut-backs.  You may therefore not have caused yourself to lose your job.

You must apply for a permit no later than 2 days after your employment has been terminated.

Remember to enclose your letter of dismissal or other documentation as to the reason for you becoming unemployed.

You must pay a fee for the application. Remember to enclose the receipt when you apply.

You must continue to be able to support yourself. You must therefore not receive any social benefits under the terms of the Active Social Policy Act, e.g. social security benefits.

If an authority, e.g. a municipality, disburses benefits to foreign nationals, SIRI will be notified.

You can see a list of benefits that you are not allowed to receive here.

What more do you need to know before you apply?

If you want to apply for a jobseeking permit you can continue in the tab ‘How to apply’.

Below you will find a step-by-step guide to submitting an application to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

It is important that you have carefully read the conditions for being granted a residence permit before you begin step 1. You can do this on the tab “Need to know” on the left.

Choose the case order ID category of either the Fast-track Scheme, the Pay limit Scheme, the Positive List or the Researcher Scheme, according to your present permit situation.

 

When submitting an application or appeal with a fee, you must first create a case order ID.

Fee:

DKK 3,215,-

DKK 3,215,-

DKK 3,215,-

DKK 3,215,-

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Are you exempt from paying the fee?

Are you sure a fee is not required to be paid in your case?

Only certain applicants are exempt from paying a fee. If the immigration authorities decide at a later stage that the applicant/appelant is not exempt from paying a fee, the application/appeal will be rejected.
If you have paid a fee and the following case handling shows that the fee should not have been paid, the whole fee will be refunded.

In certain cases the fee is not warranted (fee exemption). Examples are:

  • The Association Agreement between the EU and Turkey
  • Denmark’s international obligations
  • Citizenship of the EU/EEA

You are still required to create a case order ID, even if you are not required to pay a fee.

If you have paid a fee and it is not warranted, the whole fee will be refunded.

Read more about Fee exemption

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All fees are regulated every year on 1 January. Make sure to create your Case Order ID, pay the fee and submit your application in the same calendar year. If you pay the fee before 1 January and submit your application after 1 January, your application may be rejected.

If no case order ID is shown in the field below, please type your case order ID and click on View payment status.

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It is a good idea to gather the necessary documents before you start to complete the application form. You can use the check list below.

If you submit documents not written in English, German, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, you must also submit certified translations into Danish or English.

Gather documentation

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30 minutes

completing the application

1 person

You yourself complete the form.

At this stage you have access to the relevant application form JS1.

Make sure you have completed all the preceeding steps before you begin.

You must submit the necessary documentation together with the application.

The application in word format can be filled in on your computer before you print. The application in pdf format must be printed before you can fill it in by hand.

 

Get the JS1 form in word format for printing here

Get the JS1 form in pdf format for printing here

You can submit the applicaton in one of SIRI’s branch offices.

If you plan to submit you application at one of SIRI’s branch offices, you must remember to book an appointment.

You can also send the application to SIRI. Please use our contact form

When you apply for a residence permit, you must have your biometric features recorded.

This means that you must have a facial photo taken and your fingerprints recorded. The facial photo and your fingerprints will be stored on a microchip embedded in the residence card, which will be issued to you if you are granted a permit.

SIRI can, as a rule, only start processing your application once you have had your biometric features recorded. This must happen  no later than 14 days after you submitted your application.

If you do not agree to have your biometric features recorded, your application will be rejected. This means that your application will not be processed.

Read more about biometrics here.

You can have your biometric features recorded in one of SIRI’s branch offices.

If you plan to have your biometrics recorded in one of SIRI’s branch offices, you must remember to book an appointment.

You have submitted your application succesfully if you have:

  • created a case order ID
  • paid the fee
  • submitted the application
  • had your biometric features recorded

SIRI will contact you or your employer if we need further information to process your case.

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