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Avenues for appeal

It is possible to appeal the rulings of the Regional State Administration and the Immigration Service.

Rulings by the Regional State Administration regarding proof of registration or residence cards

If the Regional State Administration has turned down your application for proof of registration or a residence card, you can appeal the ruling to the Immigration Service.

You can submit your written appeal either to the Danish diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general) where you submitted your application (if applicable) or to the Immigration Service.

If you are in Denmark and you submit your appeal no later than seven days after receiving the ruling, you have the right to stay in Denmark while the Immigration Service processes your appeal.

Rulings by the Immigration Service regarding proof of registration or residence cards

The Immigration Service has until 1 April 2014 been processing cases regarding family reunification under EU regulations, where the family member residing in Denmark (the sponsor) is a Danish National. As of 1 April 2014 these cases are processed by the State Administration.

In cases, where the Immigration Service before 1 April 2014 has turned down your application for proof of registration or a residence card, you can appeal the ruling to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration.
 
You can submit your written appeal either to the Danish diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general) where you submitted your application (if applicable) or to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration.

If you are in Denmark and you submit your appeal no later than seven days after receiving the ruling, you have the right to stay in Denmark while the Ministry of Immigration and Integration processes your appeal.

Reopening applications

In certain cases, your application can be reopened. Applications can normally be reopened if you present new information that relates to the reason why your application was initially turned down. In order for an application to be reopened, the new information should be significant enough that it is likely that the application would not have been turned down, had the information been available at the time of the decision.

If you would like to request to have your application reopened, you must contact the organisation that last reviewed it.

Once your request has been lodged, a decision will be made on whether there are grounds for reopening your application.

Lodging a complaint

Applicants have the right to complain if they feel their application has not been processed properly (also known as a ‘case-processing complaint’).

Examples of grounds for lodging a complaint include: exceeding maximum processing times or if your application was not processed according to the correct guidelines.

Complaints about an application processed by the State Administration (Statsforvaltningen) should be submitted to the Immigration Service.

Complaints about an application processed by the Immigration Service should be submitted to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration.



Last update: 12/8/2016
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