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Application for residence and work permit to Denmark

On this page, you can find the necessary information regarding Visa for residence or work permit to Denmark.

Warning: Please note that the Royal Danish Embassy only cooperates with VFS Global and no other agents or travel agencies. 

Where to apply
An application for residence/work etc. may be submitted to the Danish Embassy in Tehran through VFS Global.
For further information, please use this link.

For questions and queries:
Helpline: +98 (21) 2675 1377

The application form may be downloaded from the homepage of the Danish Immigration Service. The titles of the forms in the manual link directly to the relevant forms on

If the applicant does not show up on the appointed date and time or is late, the appointment will automatically be cancelled and postponed till the next available appointment.
If the application form is not duly completed and/or if the requested documentation is not submitted, the processing time with the Danish Immigration Service may be prolonged.
If a substantial amount of information or documentation is missing, the Danish Immigration Service is authorized to reject the application. Posted, mailed or faxed applications are not accepted.

After collection of the application, it will be sent to the Danish Immigration Service for processing and decision. The Embassy will subsequently pass on the decision of the Danish Immigration Service to the applicant. The Embassy has no influence on this process.

Denmark introduced Biometric residence cards, May 2012  
According to regulation (EC) No. 380/2008 of 18 April 2008 residence cards issued after May 20th. 2012 shall contain an electronic chip with photo, fingerprints and signature recorded digitally. In this way the security against forgery and misuse of residence cards is strengthened considerably. The decision to introduce fingerprints in residence cards, has been made at a central level in the EU as part of the combat against terrorism, human trade, human trafficking, illegal immigration and other transnational crime.

Biometrics must be obtained when the application is lodged
In order to issue biometric residence cards, installation of special equipment for taking photos and recording fingerprints and signature is necessary.

Applicant’s fingerprints and photo
From October 2nd 2012, applicants need to appear in person for the collection of the biometric data: ten fingerprints and a photograph are collected from persons applying for a visa. Before the recording of the photo applicants may be asked to remove glasses or adjust head coverings if they hide facial features. Certain categories of applicants are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints, including:
• Children under the age of 12
• Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible.
• Heads of State and members of national governments, and members of their official delegations when invited for an official purpose.

The introduction of biometric data is part of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS). For more information about VIS, fingerprints, data protection and legal background, please see Visa Information System (VIS)

Can I apply for a residence/work permit if one or more of my fingers are injured?
According to the law biometric data must always be contained in a biometric residence card. If the index finger is injured, a biometric residence card can be issued. In that case, a fingerprint will be taken of an alternative finger.

Must children also give their fingerprints?
No. Fingerprints are not collected from children under 6 years of age.

What to bring?
Bring the application and supporting documents (originals as well as copies). Copies of the originals must be in colour and size A4.

Babies: We recommend to bring a recent photo of the child, which meets the requirements for a photo. (Requirements can be found at: The photo can then be scanned by the mission, in case the mission does not have the means to take a valid photo.

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To download our list of service and residence fees - click here