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The Danish immigration authorities are informing about changes of conditions regarding residence in Denmark being implemented by the new Danish government

Denmark has decided to tighten the regulations concerning refugees in a number of areas.

The Danish Parliament has just passed a regulation to:

  • Reduce the social benefits significantly. The social benefits for newly arrived refugees will be reduced by up to 50 percent.
The government will maintain and ensure that:

  • Foreign nationals granted temporary protection in Denmark will not have the right to bring family members to Denmark during the first year.

  • Foreign nationals can only be granted a permanent residence permit after 5 years at the earliest. Prior to this they risk having their residence permit revoked.

  • In order to obtain a permanent residence permit in Denmark there are language requirements in terms of the ability to speak and understand the Danish language.

  • When an application for asylum is regarded manifestly unfounded it is refused in accordance with a particularly expedited procedure.

  • All rejected asylum seekers must be returned quickly from Denmark.  

  • There is a special return centre to ensure that rejected asylum seekers leave Denmark as quickly as possible.

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Last update: 9/7/2015
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Published by: Ministry of Immigration, Integration and Housing and the Danish Immigration Service