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Residence and work permit application procedure at The Denmark Embassy in New Delhi

The Denmark Embassy in New Delhi is pleased to introduce a new facility in order to meet the increasing demand for residence and work permit applications.

This site provides information on procedures applicable to all nationals who wish to apply for Residence and Work permit for Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Island.


From the 01 July 2019, you must pay the embassy fee online before going to Meritide to have your biometrics taken and/or submit your application for a residence permit. You should pay the fee using this link: . After you have paid the visa fee online, you must print the payment confirmation and bring it with you to Meritide along with any other required documents

Application procedure

The Meritide Visa Denmark Visa Application Centre in New Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Thimpu (Bhutan) and Kathmandu (Nepal) will accept all long term applications from all nationals and their dependents:

  • Work (Positive List/Pay Limit Scheme/Fast Track Scheme)
  • Accompanying family members
  • Researchers
  • Trainees
  • Religious workers
  • Start-up Denmark
  • Studies
  • Au pairs
  • Interns
  • Family Reunification
  • Greenland and Faroe Islands

Meritide Global will submit all such applications to The Denmark Embassy in New Delhi.

Long Term applications accepted at the Denmark Visa Application Centre in New Delhi will be submitted on the next working day to the Embassy. Applications accepted at other locations will be submitted after two working days to The Denmark Embassy in New Delhi.

When you come to the Meritide Global Denmark visa application centre to deliver a residence/ work permit application, you will need to have your biometric data recorded. You should remove any henna on your fingertips, or allow it to fade, as this may prevent us from getting a clear scan.

Every applicant who is submitting a residence permit application must attend the visa application centre in person. Children of less than6 years need to attend, but are not require to have fingerprints or signature recorded, only a photograph.

Applicants should bring Original loose leaf colour documents + copies of all

  • Supporting Documents
  • All Pages of the passport
  • In a standard format (A4 Size). All copies must be in the same format

On-line applications and applications submitted by the company in Denmark

If your application is submitted in Denmark/on-line, you will be informed by the Danish authorities that you must contact Meritide within 14 days in order to have your biometric data recorded

You must bring a print of the confirmation letter that the application was submitted on-line, as well as your original travel document. (The confirmation letter has information about the case order ID, the application type and more).

As the application form is already submitted in Denmark (on-line) you don’t have to bring the application and the supporting documents.


On Newtodenmark you can find printable application forms and online forms (digital self-service) needed in connection with an application to the immigration authorities


Fee for applicants applying at The Denmark Visa Application Centres in India & Bhutan is payable in Cash and fee for applicants applying in Nepal is payable in demand draft.

Applicants can instantly track the status of their application by clicking on Track your Application

For more information about long-term application processing time at Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration, please visit Newtodenmark


The Danish Embassy New Delhi will continue to issue D-Visas to applicants who receive permission for a residence permit. The D-Visa will allow the applicant to travel to Denmark within a prescribed time frame.

In Denmark, the applicant has to register with the local authorities (Borgerservice) within 5 days in order to receive a CPR-number and be covered by the Danish social security system. The applicant will then automatically receive the residence permit (in form of a plastic card) by mail within approximately 4 weeks

The new procedure is in accordance with EU regulations

Holders of a D-visa or residence permit issued by a Schengen Member State and holders of a valid travel document may travel for up to 90 out of any 180 days within the territories of the Member States.

Residence cards with biometric features

If you are granted a residence permit in Denmark, you will be issued a residence card in Denmark with biometric features (facial image and fingerprints) stored on a microchip embedded in the card.

The residence card is documentation that you hold a residence permit in Denmark.

When you submit an application for a residence permit, your biometric features will be recorded. The features are incorporated into the residence card and are used for identification and identity verification. Biometric features are stored in a database maintained by the Immigration authorities.

Storing of biometric features

Biometric features (fingerprints and facial images) are stored by the Immigration authorities. If you are granted a residence permit, your fingerprints and facial image will be stored for 10 years. If you are not granted a residence permit, your fingerprints and facial image will be stored for 20 years. If you become a Danish citizen, your fingerprints and facial image will be deleted.

Information for all applicants

You are responsible for ensuring that the information in the issued sticker is correct. When you receive your sticker, please verify it immediately. If the sticker contains inaccurate details, inform the Danish Mission or the ESP immediately in order to have it corrected. The Danish Mission will correct the mistake and issue a new sticker without demanding an extra fee.

Applicants should check that all details on the sticker are correct (e.g. name, validity dates, passport number etc.).

In general, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet foreign entry requirements and that your travel documents, such as passports and visas (transit, business, tourist, and otherwise), are in order and any other foreign entry requirements are met.

The Danish Mission is not liable for expenses related to e.g. change of flight ticket, new flight ticket, hotel etc. due to inaccurate details in the issued sticker.


  • From 01 July 2019, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark including all Danish diplomatic missions are introducing online payment of the embassy fee for residence or work permit. The embassy fee should be paid online using this link The receipt for the payment should be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Centre (Meritide) when you hand in your passport, relevant documentation and supply biometrics. Please note that in R/W permit cases there are three fees to be paid. 1) The fee to either The Danish Immigration Service or The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), 2) the fee to the Danish embassy (using the link ) and 3) the fee to the Danish Visa Application Centre (Meritide). Please, also be informed that Meritide Visa Application Centers in Gurugram, Jaipur, Goa, Puducherry and Trivandrum will not acceptv visa applications for Denmark or Iceland from 01 July 2019 and therefore it will not be possible to book appointments for these locations.


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