Denmark: New Biometric Residence Card Requires In-Person Registration
The Danish government has begun issuing foreign residents a new biometric work and residence permit card. Foreign nationals applying for an initial or renewed permit must now submit biometrics in person to receive the card.
On May 20, 2012, the Danish government began issuing new biometric residence and work permit cards to non-European nationals age 18 or older, replacing the traditional cards previously in use. Foreign nationals applying for an initial or renewed permit must submit biometrics for authentication in person.
Within 14 days of submitting a work and residence permit application, the applicant must schedule a biometric authentication appointment online. If the foreign national is applying from abroad, the appointment will be at the nearest Danish consular post in the applicant’s home country. Renewal applicants’ appointments are held at a Danish police station or, if in Copenhagen, directly to the Danish Immigration Authority. Applicants must bring a printout of the online system’s confirmation page or a copy of the submitted work and residence application. The application will not be processed until the biometric authentication is complete.
Applicants living in countries without a Danish consular post can submit biometrics after arriving in Denmark; specific instructions will be given to them upon entry.
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