The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) has established service goals for most case types, i.e. maximum time limits on how long an applicant can expect to wait for a decision.

The service goals are calculated from the day SIRI receives a complete application. A complete application is an application featuring all relevant information, signed all the required places and with all the required documentation attached.

SIRI determines whether the application is complete.

The majority of applications we receive are complete. Therefore you will typically not hear from us until we send you a decision.

If the application is not complete, you will be notified as fast as possible.

The service goals for processing an application vary from 1 to 3 months, depending on the type of application.

As an example, the service goal for an application for a residence permit as a researcher is 1 month. A complete application submitted on 1 March will be fully processed no later than 1 April of the same year.

It can have an influence on the service goals if the number of cases is extraordinarily high, e.g. due to seasonal variations.

Here is an overview of the service goals:

 

Type of application Service goal

The Pay Limit Scheme

1 month

The Fast-track Scheme

1 month

The Positive List

1 month

Researchers

1 month
PhDs 1 month

Start-up Denmark

1 month

Establishment card

1 month

Other work

1 month

Students

2 months

Working Holiday

3 months

Au pair

3 months

Internship

2 months

Volunteers

3 months

Residence and work permit on the Faroe Islands

3 months

Residence and work permit in Greenland

3 months

Accompanying family members

2 months

Extensions (all types)

3 months