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Study, Work and Au Pair Permits

How to apply - a simple 3-step application procedure

Residence Permits

 

Step 1 - Gather information

Gather relevant information and application forms from www.newtodenmark.dk. Complete the user friendly application forms and remember to attach all supplementary documentation which is requested on the application form.

 

Step 2 - Pay the application fee

The total application fee consist of two different fees + a VFS processing fee:

An application fee to the Danish Immigration Service + A submission fee to the Embassy + processing fee to VFS = Total fee.

Please note that the application fee must be paid directly to the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen before submitting your application to the Embassy.
The payment procedure is explained in the applications forms.

The submission fees to the Embassy and VFS must be paid by debit or credit card at VFS.

 

Step 3 - Submit your application and do biometrics

When you have applied online, paid the application fee and received your case order-ID, you can submit your application to the Embassy of Denmark in Pretoria via one of our VFS offices.

You must appear in person at VFS when you submit your application. Personal appearence is required in order to capture your fingerprints, photo and signature electronically for the residence card.

Please note that you will have to make an appointment for submitting your application and doing the biometric recording at VFS. This can be done online or by calling VFS

 

Documents to submit

Please submit the below documents when you go to VFS to do your biometrics:

  • Relevant application form - completed and signed
  • Online payment receipt containing your case order-ID
  • Original as well as a full 32 page A4 colour copy incl. cover of your passport
  • The required supporting documents for the type of permit you are applying for

 

Decision and interview

Your application will be processed by the Danish Immigration Service.

Some times, the Immigration Service asks the Embassy to conduct an additional interview with an applicant. If this is the case with your application, we will contact you to make an appointment. The interview always takes place at the Embassy's premises in Pretoria, therefore, if you do not live in South Africa you must be prepared to travel.

The Embassy cannot track the decision process, but we will inform the applicant once a decision has been made. If your application is successful, you must submit your passport to VFS or the Embassy (if your haven't already). The Embassy will then issue your visa.

 

Embassy of Denmark

iParioli Office Park, Block B2
1166 Park Street
Hatfield 0083
Pretoria 

Phone +27 (0) 12 430 9340

pryamb@um.dk