Family reunification of spouses – Waived requirements due to illness or disability
One or more requirements for family reunification of spouses may be suspended if you, the spouse/partner in Denmark, are seriously ill or seriously disabled.
The Immigration Service may waive one or more requirements for family reunification if you are seriously ill or are seriously disabled that it would be indefensible from a humanitarian point of view to advise you to reside in the home country of the applicant because the needed treatment or care would not be available.
If you are seriously ill or disabled, you should include in the application for a residence permit a statement from a doctor which contains information about your diagnosis and which treatment/medicin you receive/use.
The Immigration Service will then assess whether you can receive the needed treatment/care in your home country or the home country of the applicant. Usually, the Immigration Service will not take into consideration whether the standard of treatment is lower in the other country, or whether treatment would have to be paid for in the other country.
If the Immigration Service decides that you can receive the needed treatment in your home country or the home country of the applicant, the requirements for family reunification will not be waived. This means that all requirements must be met.