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When applying for family reunification in Denmark, you must choose between seven different application packages. Each application package contains a thorough description of how to fill in the form, and which documentation to include.

Please note: If an application for a residence permit on the grounds of family reunification does not include all the necessary information or documentation, it may be rejected. This means that the Immigration Service will not process the application. Please use the check list at the back of each application form before submitting the application.

It is mandatory to use the printable application forms that the Immigration Service provides for applications for family reunification, unless you are exempt from this requirement. Read more about mandatory use of the printable application forms

Family reunification for spouses

The spouse in Denmark is a Danish or Nordic citizen or holds a residence permit issued on grounds other than asylum:
> Application packet FA1 (English version)
> Application packet FA1 (Danish version)

The spouse in Denmark has asylum:
> Application packet FA10 (English version)
> Application packet FA10 (Danish version) 

See guidance on family reunification for refugees in Denmark 

Family reunification for children, who are applying concurrently with a parent

The parent in Denmark is a Danish or Nordic citizen or holds a residence permit issued on grounds other than asylum:
> Application packet FA6 (English version)
> Application packet FA6 (Danish version)  

The parent in Denmark has asylum:
> Application packet FA11 (English version)
> Application packet FA11 (Danish version)

See guidance on family reunification for refugees in Denmark

Family reunification for children, who are not applying concurrently with a parent

The parent in Denmark is a Danish or Nordic citizen or holds a residence permit issued on grounds other than asylum:
> Application packet FA7 (English version)
> Application packet FA7 (Danish version)

The parent in Denmark has asylum:
> Application packet FA12 (English version)
> Application packet FA12 (Danish version)

See guidance on family reunification for refugees in Denmark

Family reunification with other family members under the age of 18

The family member in Denmark is a Danish or Nordic citizen or holds a residence permit issued on grounds other than asylum:
> Application packet FA7 (English version)
> Application packet FA7 (Danish version)

The family member in Denmark has asylum
> Application packet FA12 (English version)
> Application packet FA12 (Danish version)

See guidance on family reunification for refugees in Denmark

Family reunification with other family members over the age of 18

> Application packet SG1 (English version)
> Application packet SG1 (Danish version)

Family reunification for parents and siblings of an unaccompanied minor child in Denmark

> Application packet SG2 (English version)
> Application packet SG2 (Danish version)

Furthermore, you can obtain a printed version of the application form at the Danish diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general) in your country of origin, at the Danish Immigration Service's Citizen Service, or at a Danish police station capable of recording biometric features.

If you submit your application for family reunification in Denmark during a valid visa stay, extended visa stay, visa free stay, or extended visa free stay, or while holding a residence permit on other grounds, you are allowed to stay temporarily in Denmark while it is decided whether you can be granted a residence permit. This is called procedural residence.

Read more about application, case processing and decision.

Fee

A processing fee will normally have to be paid in order for your application to be processed by the Immigration Service. Read more about fees

If you submit your application to a diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general) you will normally also have to pay a fee to the diplomatic mission. The fee can vary in price. The Immigration Service recommends that you check the fee on the website of the diplomatic mission before submitting your application.

Biometric features on residence cards

To obtain a residence card, you normally must have your biometric features (facial image and fingerprints) recorded in connection with the application being submitted. Read more about residence cards with biometric features.

Family reunification under EU rules

If you apply for family reunification with a Danish citizen in Denmark under the EU rules, special EU application packets should be used. Read more about family reunification under EU rules. Please note that there is no fee for submitting an application for family reunification under EU rules.



Last update: 4/15/2016
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