A new card normally costs
DKK 260

Who can apply for a new residence card from SIRI?

When should I apply for a new residence card?

What more do I need to know before I apply?

Who can apply for a new residence card from SIRI?

If you have been granted a Danish residence permit, you will receive your residence card automatically.

The residence card is proof of your right to reside in Denmark.

The card is automatically sent to the address you register in the Civil Registration System (CPR). In order to receive your card, you must therefore register your Danish address in the CPR registry.

You will normally receive your residence card 2-3 weeks after you have been granted a residence permit and registered an address in Denmark.

You should only use this page to apply for a new card if:

  • you need a new residence card and

  • you hold a residence permit issued by SIRI based on e.g. work, study, Working Holiday, an internship or au pair stay or if you are an accompanying family member.

When should I apply for a new residence card?

You can apply for a new residence card if:

  • You have lost your residence card
  • There are errors in the information on your card - e.g. changes have been made to your personal data (e.g. your name has changed)
  • You are under the age of 18 years and need a residence card
  • You have not received the residence card that was sent to you when you were granted a residence permit.

If you have lost your residence card, you must remember to complete the police declaration concerning a lost passport or identity document (P 650-031).

You can download the declaration here 

You can also get the declaration at the local police station.

The declaration must be signed and stamped by the police and it must be submitted along with your application for a new residence card. 

If you want a new card because changes have been made to your personal data after you received your residence card, you must submit documentation of the changes to your personal data.

For example, if you have changed your name, you must submit documentation of your name change.

What more do I need to know before I apply?

If you hold a residence permit based on work, study, an internship or au pair stay or as an accompanying family member, you application for a new residence card will be processed by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

If asylum or family reunification is the basis of your residence permit, your application for a new residence card is processed by the Danish Immigration Service. 

You can access the relevant online application form, KO1/SIRI, on the “How to apply” tab to the right.

SIRI will contact you if we need further information to process your case.

Below you will find a step-by-step guide to submitting an application to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

It is important that you have carefully read the conditions for being granted a dispensation to prevent your permit from lapsing before you begin step 1. You can do this on the tab “Need to know” on the left.

It is a good idea to gather the necessary documents before you start to complete the application form. You can use the check list below.

If you have lost your residence card, you must remember to complete the police declaration concerning a lost passport or identity document (P 650-031).

You can download the declaration here

If you submit documents not written in English, German, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, you must also submit certified translations into Danish or English.

You must submit:

If you have lost your residence card, you must also submit:

If changes have been made to your personal information, you must also submit:

Expect to use

15 minutes 

completing the application

1 person

You fill in the application form yourself.

 

In this step you have access to the relevant application form, KO1/SIRI

Make sure that you have completed all the preceeding steps before you begin.

All our application forms contain careful instructions on how to complete the form and what kind of documents you must submit along with the form.

Make sure you have all documents ready in digital form, in order to attach them as you complete the application form.

 

Use the online form KO1/SIRI                 

When you apply for a residence card, you must have your biometric features recorded. This means that you must have a facial photo taken and your fingerprints recorded. The facial photo and your fingerprints will be stored on a microchip embedded in the residence card.

If you do not agree to have your biometric features recorded, your application for a new residence card will be rejected. T

Read more about biometrics here.

 

Recording of biometrics

Your biometric features can be recorded at a Danish local police station with facilities for recording biometrics or in SIRI’s Citizen Centre.

If you will have your biometrics recorded in SIRI's Citizen Centre, you must remember to book an appointment here.

If you live outside the Greater Copenhagen area, your biometric features can be recorded at a Danish local police station with facilities for recording biometrics.

See a list of police stations capable of recording biometrics.

 

If you are not in Denmark

You can have your biometric features recorded at a Danish diplomatic mission or an application centre in the country, where you reside.

See the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ list of diplomatic missions or application centres where you can have your biometric features recorded.

You must bring:

You have submitted your application correctly if you have:

  • submitted the application
  • had your biometric features recorded
  • paid for a new residence card (except in certain cases)

SIRI will contact you if we need further information to process your case.

Your new residence card will be sent to your CPR-registered address.

It is important that your name is on the mail box. If your name is not on the mail box, you risk that the card will not be delivered, but instead returned to SIRI.

Responsible agency

Contact SIRI