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Foreign nationals with diplomatic status or a residence permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

A foreign national who moves to Denmark in order to work for an international organisation which is party to a host agreement entered into by that organisation and Denmark can according to section 47 of the Danish Aliens Act only be granted a residence permit by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A foreign national holding such a residence permit from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs can only be granted a residence permit by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration based on other schemes – e.g. as a student or as an employee under the pay limit scheme – if the foreign national leaves the international organisation.

An accompanying family member to a foreign national holding a residence permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who himself or herself holds a residence permits from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can only be granted a residence permit by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration based on other schemes – e.g. as a student or as an employee under the pay limit scheme – if the accompanying family member no longer shares the same address as the main foreign national.

A foreign national already holding a residence permit in Denmark (granted by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration or by the Danish Immigration Service) can, however, be granted a residence permit based on employment by an international organisation party to a ”host agreement – since we view such employment to be employment on local terms with salary and employment conditions corresponding to Danish standards.

Last update: 1/24/2017
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