Apply to extend a residence permit as a humanitarian quota refugee
You wish to apply for an extension of your residence permit which you have been granted on the grounds of the Aliens Act section 8 (3).
The expected maximum processing time is
Who can be granted an extension of their residence permit as a humanitarian quota refugee?
You can be granted an extension of your residence permit in Denmark as a humanitarian quota refugee if your residence permit was issued in accordance with the Aliens Act section 8 (3).
If you have a residence permit as a refugee in accordance with the Aliens Act section 7 or 8 (1) or (2), you can read more about extension of a residence permit under Extension of a residence permit as a refugee or an ordinary quota refugee
If you have been granted a residence permit in Denmark on the grounds of the Aliens Act section 8 (3), it means that you have been granted a residence permit as a quota refugee because you e.g. suffer from a serious illness or are disabled.
A quota refugee is s refugee who is resettled in Denmark following an agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or a similar international organisation. Read more about quota refugees
If you are in doubt about which provision in the Aliens Act you have been granted a residence permit in accordance with, you can see it in the letter which the Immigration Service sent you when you were granted your latest extension.
What are the requirements?
Your residence permit can be extended, unless the Immigration Service has grounds to revoke it.
The Immigration Service may deny extending your residence permit if the grounds for issuing it are no longer present.
The Immigration Service may deny extending your residence permit on the grounds of changed conditions, if the special conditions underlying your residence permit have changed (this will often be health conditions). The Immigration Service then decides whether or not there are otherwise grounds to deny extending your residence permit.
Personal situation will be taken into consideration
If your personal situation indicates that revoking or denying extension of your residence permit would be a particularly hardship, the Immigration Service will not revoke or deny extension of your residence permit. It follows from the Aliens Act section 26 (1).
Some of the things the Immigration Service will consider are:
- Your attachment to Danish society, including the duration of your residence in Denmark
- Your age, health, and other personal circumstances
- Your attachment to others in Denmark
- Consequences to close family members living in Denmark
- Your attachment to your home country
- Whether returning to your home country would endanger you.
How long can your residence permit be extended?
Your residence permit can be extended for up to two years at a time.
The information below explains what you need to do when you apply to extend your residence permit if you are a humanitarian quota refugee.
You need to complete the application. You also need to enclose documentation, so it is a good idea to gather it all before you start.
You may need:
10 to 15 minutes
to fill in the application form
You, the applicant, need to fill in the application form. If you are under 18, your parent needs to fill in the form for you.
You can fill in the application form in Word format on your computer before printing it out. The application form is also available as a PDF file that can be printed out and filled in by hand.
Application form for applicants over the age of 18
Application form for applicants under the age of 18
When you submit an application to the Immigration Service, we will process your personal information. You can read more about your rights and how we process your information in the application form or on this page: Personal data – How we process your data
When processing your case, we may seek to verify the accuracy of the information you have given. Read more about verification at the Danish Immigration Service
You can submit your application to the Immigration Service's Citizen Service. You must book an appointment before you show up at the Citizen Service. Read more about where the Immigration Service’s Citizen Service has branch offices and how you book an appointment
When you submit your application, you will normally need to provide us with your fingerprints and a picture of your face (biometric features) within 4 weeks. 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. You must book an appointment before you show up at the Citizen Service. Read more about where the Immigration Service’s Citizen Service has branch offices and how you book an appointment
If you are a minor and live with your parent in Denmark, you don’t need a residence card. If you don’t want a card, you don’t need to have your fingerprints or picture taken.