The expected maximum processing time is

4 months

The fee is

DKK 255

Who can be issued a new residence card?
If you have lost your residence card
Who needs to pay a fee?

Who can be issued a new residence card?

You can apply for a new residence card if you hold a temporary residence permit on the grounds of family reunification or asylum, or if you have a permanent residence permit, and:

  • you have lost your residence card,
  • you need to update the personal details listed on your card (such as your name),
  • you have an old, laminated residence card and would like a new, plastic card, or
  • you are under 18 and require proof that you hold a residence permit.

Your new residence card will be sent to the address you are registered with the Civil Registration System (CPR).

If you hold a residence permit on the grounds of work or study, you need to apply for a new residence card from the Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

If you have already submitted an application to extend a residence permit or for a permanent residence permit, you do not need to submit an application for a residence card.

If you have lost your residence card

If you have lost your residence card, you need to fill in police declaration P 650-031 (loss of passport or identity document). The declaration can be obtained at a police station. The declaration needs to be signed and stamped by the police and attached to your application for a new residence card.

The police can help you with entering the number of your old residence card in the declaration.
 

Who needs to pay a fee?

If your residence card is lost or damaged, the fee for a new residence card is DKK 255 (2018 level). You also need to pay the fee if you have an old, laminated residence card and would like a new, plastic residence card.

You do not need to pay a fee for a new residence card issued in connection with one of the following changes:

  • New CPR number
  • New grounds for residency (new residence permit)
  • Name change in connection with marriage or divorce

If you are applying for a residence card for one of the abovementioned, fee-free reasons, you need to attach documentation for the change when you submit your application.

You do not need to pay the fee for a new residence card if you are child under the age of 18 and need proof that you hold a residence permit.

Refund

If you paid the fee for a residence card and the Immigration Service later determines that you did not need to, the fee will be refunded.

The information below explains how to apply for a new residence card. 

You need to fill in the application form and attach documentation. Therefore it is a good idea to gather all documentation before you start.  

You may need:

Set aside

10 to 15 minutes

 to fill in the application form.

1 person

You, the applicant, need to fill in the application form.

The application form includes detailed instructions for how to fill it in and which types of documentation you need to enclose. If you are a child under the age of 15, your custody holder needs to submit the application.

You need a NemID code card when filling in the application form. Read more about NemID

If you want to resume filling in an application form online select ‘Start online application’. Once you are logged in, select ‘Continue a previously saved application’.

If you would like to make changes to an online application after you have submitted it, you need to contact the Immigration Service. You do not need to submit a new application. Contact the Immigration Service

Start KO1/US online application

You are required to use the online version of application form KO1/US when applying for new residence card, unless you have been granted an exemption. Read more about mandatory online self-service
 

When you submit your application, you will normally need to provide us with your fingerprints and a picture of your face (biometric features) within 14 days. Your biometric features are required in order for you to get a new residence card.

You can have your biometric features recorded at the Immigration Service’s Citizen Service. If you live outside Greater Copenhagen, you can also have your biometric features recorded at certain police stations. See the list of police stations capable of recording biometric features 

If you need to pay a fee for your new residence card, you will need to pay it when you appear in person at the Immigration Service’s Citizen Service or a police station. You cannot pay for your residence card on newtodenmark.dk.
 

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