A fee must normally be paid when a foreign national applies for a residence permit in the following case types:
Case types administered by the Agency for International Recruitment and Integration: Work, studies, au pair, interns, accompanying family member of a foreign national working or studying in Denmark.
Case types administered by the Danish Immigration Service: Family reunification and religious workers.
For all case types mentioned above, you must also pay a fee if you apply for an extension, want to appeal a ruling or request to reopen a case.
Furthermore, you must pay a fee when you apply for a permanent residence permit. This does also apply if you are a refugee or has a residence permit on humanitarian grounds.
Some applicants are exempt from paying a fee. Read more about exemptions from paying a fee
Fees are regulated every year on 1 January.
Case types which do not warrant a fee
There is no fee for submitting an application for a residence permit in the following case types: Asylum, residence permit on humanitarian grounds, residence permit as a non-deportable person, residence permits under the International Cities of Refuge Network programme, residence permit on the grounds of former Danish citizenship or Danish descent, Working Holiday, volunteers, commuters, sideline employment or residence permit in Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Likewise, there is no fee for submitting an application for an extension of one of these case types, or when submitting an appeal or a request for a case to be re-opened in one of these case types.
Read more about fees