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05.12.2016

New information film for asylum seekers

The Immigration Service has launched a new film that will inform all new asylum seekers in Denmark about the asylum procedure.

The film covers the different processes in an asylum case – starting when the applicant arrives at an asylum center and ends when the applicant is granted a residence permit or when the application is rejected. During the film different situations are shown, e.g. how the applicant’s biometric features are recorded at a police station and how an interview is conducted. Furthermore the film provides information about the rights and duties an asylum seeker has in Denmark.

Young people under the age of 18, who arrive unaccompanied to Denmark, watch an extended version of the film. Among other things it shows how an age test is carried out at the national hospital (Rigshospitalet). The age test can be necessary in cases where it is not possible to determine the age.

Available in 19 languages  

As stated in i.a. the Dublin Regulation the asylum seeker must be informed of the asylum process in a language that they understand or, in all fairness, can be expected to understand. The film is a supplement to the information the asylum seekers already get. The film is available in 19 different languages.
 
Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Danish, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Hindi/Urdu, Kurmanji, Mandarin, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Sorani, Tigrinya.

The new information film about asylum in Denmark is available from 5. December 2016.

Watch information film about asylum in Denmark at newtodenmark.dk 



Last update: 12/5/2016
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Published by: The Danish Immigration Service