Residence Permit

Nordic, European and Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Read more about obtaining your student residence permit and registration in the following:

Students from the Nordic countries

Students from the Nordic countries are allowed to enter Denmark freely and to study in Denmark without registration.

Students from EU/EEA countries

Students from the EU/EEA must register when they have arrived in Denmark. Registration is made via the regional state authority named "Statsforvaltningen":www.statsforvaltningen.dk

Be aware that it may take up to three weeks to register with the Danish authorities and therefore we recommend you to start the process just after arrival. After registration with the regional state authority, the student must register with the local municipality to receive a Danish CPR ID number and a social security card. 

Read more about the process at the site Work in Denmark.

Students from outside the EU/EEA countries

Students from outside the EU/EEA must apply for a residence permit before they enter Denmark. The student must apply at the local Danish consulate or representation in their country of origin. To find your local Danish representation, please visit the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.um.dk/en

RDAM will help with providing all the necessary documents needed for the application. Please note that it may take up to 60 days to process your application for residence so it is important to submit your application as soon as possible -  and also to keep contact with RDAM during the process.

Students from outside the EU/EEA should also register upon arrival to Denmark with the local municipality to receive a Danish CPR ID number and a social security card. Read more about the process at the site Work in Denmark.

 

Processing Fee for Residence Permits

Students applying for a residence permit to Denmark will pay a service fee to the Danish Immigration Services. The application will not be processed before the payment has been registered with the Danish Immigration Services. The processing fee for students is approximately 2,315 DKK (in 2017).

Note that some local representations charge an extra fee to accept your application. To find your local Danish representations, please visit the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.um.dk/en

Residence Permit -  Application Process

  • RDAM sends all the official documents to the student, incl. application form (ST1).
  • Student pays the processing fee for residence permit to RDAM via bank transfer.
  • RDAM creates a case order ID (the processing fee covers this cost).
  • RDAM fills in the ST1 form online with signature and returns it to student via email.
  • Student submit the visa application online.
  • Student visit the local Danish diplomatic mission within 14 days of submitting the online form for the recording of biometric features (please check rules and regulations for this, i.e. extra fees, appointment booking, etc). 
  • The application is processed by the Danish Immigration Services. This may take up to 60 days, if complete. Incomplete applications will take longer. 
  • Ruling letter from immigration service is send to the applicant and RDAM. 
  • Student is able to plan his/her arrival to Denmark.

NB: Postgraduate students will receive further information via email due to late intake offer of admission. 

For detailed information, please visit www.newtodenmark.dk or contact us: international@dkdm.dk.