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Residence and work permit

Application for residence and work permit

If you wish to apply for a Danish residence and work permit, the procedure depends on which type of permit you apply for. A series of application forms has been developed for specific types of applications.
Please consult the following link from

Before submitting the application to the Embassy, you or your employer (if request for work permit)  must create a Case Order ID and must normally pay a fee. The Case Order ID must be stated in the application.

The fee is a case processing fee. This means that the fee covers the processing of your application. Consequently, the fee will not be refunded if your application is processed - regardless of whether you are granted a permit or your application is turned down because you do not meet the requirements. Similarly, the fee will not be refunded if you withdraw your application.

An additional fee of 195€ to the Embassy in Lisbon will have to be paid online from 1 July 2019.

The embassy fee should be paid online using this link:

The receipt for the payment should be submitted at the embassy when you hand in your passport, relevant documentation and supply biometrics.

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In connection with applying for a residence and work permit , your biometric features (facial image and fingerprints) will be recorded and stored on a chip on your residence card. If you fail to have your biometric features recorded, your application will be rejected. This means that your application will not be processed.

When handing in the documentation at the Embassy you will be able to record your biometric features at the same time.

Exceptions (situations where biometric data are not necessary): 

  1. Children under the age of 18 only applying for a permit (and not applying for a residence card)
  2. Applications for Greenland and the Faroe Islands
  3. Family reunification for Danish nationals under EU law

For further information please consult the website of or contact the Embassy.

Kindly note that you have to book an appointment prior to attendance.

Embassy of Denmark

Rua Castilho 14.C.3
1279-077 Lisboa
Phone:     (+351) 21 351 2960
Fax:        (+351) 21 355 4615