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Please note that the information on this page is a simplified and edited version of the rules. If you are in doubt about the rules, or you want further information about the rules, please contact the Danish Immigration Service.

A foreign national under the age of 18 whose parents are living permanently in Denmark kan be granted a residence permit under the family reunification rules, provided that certain requirements are met.

If the parent in Denmark has been temporary protected status in accordance with Aliens Act Section 7 (3), he/she must normally had his/her residence permit extended after the first 3 years of residence in order to qualify to sponsor individuals for family reunification. Read more about temporary protected status

The requirements vary depending on whether the applicant is under or over the age of 15, and depending on whether the child is applying to be family reunified with his/her biological parents, adopted parents or foster parents.

Read more about children under the age of 15.

Read more about children between the ages of 15 and 18.

Read more about adopted children, foster children etc.

Last update: 1/10/2017
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