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20.03.2017

Revocation of student’s residence permits due to illegal work – new procedure as of 15 March 2017

On 2 March 2017, the Danish Parliament amended parts of the legislation governing revocation of student’s residence permits due to illegal Work.

Recent cases where student’s residence permits have been revoked due to minor work permit violations have prompted a review of the rules regarding revocation based on illegal work. The aim of the amendment is to make the rules regarding revocation of student’s permits more flexible in these situations.

Read the amendment here (in Danish only)

Violations of the terms of a student’s work permit will continue to possibly result in a fine and revocation of the residence permit.

However, the amendment means that the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration will issue an initial warning for some offenses. A warning will be valid for 2 years, and a new violation of the work permit in this period may result in a revocation of the residence permit.

The Agency will also commence routine checks of foreign students by comparing information contained in the registers of the agency and the Danish income register.

The amendment became effective on 15 March 2017. The new rules will be applicable to all foreign students holding a residence permit pursuant to section 9 i of the Danish Aliens Act, irrespective of whether the permit was issued before or after 15 March 2017.



Last update: 3/20/2017
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