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SIRI cannot meet all service goals due to increasing number of applications

For an extended period of time the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) has received an increasing number of applications for residence and work permits in a number of areas.

This has meant that our users over the last few months have experienced extended processing times and non-compliance with our service goals.

In particular, it concerns applications under the Pay Limit Scheme, applications for extensions in the agricultural sector and for special individual qualifications as well as applications from accompanying family members in all areas (both first time applications and applications for extension).

Therefore, the agency is now launching a special processing project for pending applications while at the same time working on an optimization of our processing times starting this September. This means that for a period of time expected to last into the first quarter of 2018, service goals for applications submitted before 4 September 2017 cannot be expected to be met at the usual frequency - resulting in longer processing times.

The following applies to applicants who have a pending application for extension of a residence and work permit in the field of agriculture, work schemes other than the Pay Limit and Fast-track Schemes, or an application as an accompanying family member to one of these groups: If the application was submitted before 4 September 2017, applicants will be notified by the agency during September of when they can expect to receive a reply to their application.

Last update: 9/7/2017
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Published by: The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration