SIRI has granted you a Working Holiday in Denmark. What should you do next?

If you are not already in Denmark when you receive your permit, the representation where you applied for a residence permit will inform you of our decision and hand you the letter granting you a permit. As a citizen of a country without a visa requirement you can then enter Denmark.

You can read more about visa free entry here.

When you have been granted a residence permit, you will also receive a residence card as proof of your permit. The residence card contains the biometric data which have been recorded.

Read more about residence cards here

After your entry into Denmark, you must, no later than 5 days after you have moved into your residence in Denmark, ask to be registered in the CPR registry as having entered and taken up residence in Denmark. You must appear in person bringing your residence permit, your passport and documentation of your Danish address, for example, in the form of a rental agreement.

Your residence card will then be sent to the address which has been registered in the CPR registry.

You can read more about registering with the CPR registry here

 

If you have not had your biometric data recorded

If you have not had your biometric data recorded, e.g. since you applied at a Norwegian representation with which Denmark has an agreement, you must have your biometric data recorded no later than 14 days after having entered Denmark.

You can read more about biometrics and how to have your biometrics recorded here

You can have your biometric data recorded at a Danish policestation that records biometric data or in SIRIs Citizen Centre.

If you choose to have your biometric data recorded in SIRIs Citizen Centre, you must remember to book an appointment here

If you live outside the greater Copenhagen area, you can have your biometric data recorded at a policestation that records biometrics.

View a list of local police station that records biometric data here

You will receive your residence card in the mail 2-3 weeks after you have had your biometric data recorded and have registered an address in the CPR registry.

You must make sure to have your name on the mail box or your residence card will be returned to SIRI.

A permit grants you the right to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days within a 180 days period. The permit does not grant you the right to work in other Schengen countries.

You can leave Denmark for up to 6 months without losing your permit, if you keep your address in Denmark.

If you give up your address in Denmark and leave, your residence permit will lapse.

Your permit will also lapse, if you reside outside of Denmark for more than 6 months.

Read more about how your permit can lapse here.

The link above also gives you information about what you should do, if you are going to reside outside of Denmark for more than 6 months or if your permit already has lapsed.

SIRI can revoke your permit if you do not meet the conditions for the permit. This is the case, for example, if

  • you work more than the allowed number of months, or

  • you undertake regular employment or work for the same employer longer than allowed.

You can also lose your permit according to the permit lapse rules, if you stay outside Denmark for more than 6 months.

Read more on the rules on how a permit can lapse here.

Here you can also find information about what you should do, if you are to stay outside Denmark for more than 6 months.

 

As you are from a visa free country you do not need a re-entry permit to re-enter Denmark after a travel abroad.

If you want, you can start a study as soon as you have arrived to Denmark.

As soon as your permit is valid you can start working according to the outlines of your permit letter (allowed work quantity depends on which country you are from).

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