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Family reunification

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Family reunification of spouses

Foreigners can obtain a residence permit in Denmark if they have a spouse, a registered partner, or a cohabiting partner already residing in Denmark.

However, a number of requirements must be met, both with regards to the spouses/partners themselves, and to their marriage/partnership. There are also a number of specific requirements for the individual, who is already a resident in Denmark. Read more about the specific requirements at the site of the Danish Immigration Service.

There are two application forms, one to be filled out by the applicant and one to be filled out by the partner, who is already residing in Denmark. Both forms and instructions on filling them can be downloaded here.

With the form filled out by the applicant the following should be enclosed:

  • Copy of passport (all pages including front page)
  • Copy or original version of marriage certificate or documentation of registered partnership, with an authorized translation to Danish or English (list of authorized translators)
  • Documentation of cohabitation. Only required of couples that are neither married nor registered partners
  • Such documentation includes a rental agreement showing joint tenancy, letters received at the same address, statements from landlords or employers, etc.

With the form filled out by the partner already residing in Denmark the following should be enclosed:

  • Documentation of child custody. Only required if the partner already residing in Denmark has children under the age of 18 in Denmark from a previous relationship, and he/she would like the Immigration Service to evaluate whether this exempts the application from any of the regulations for family reunification of spouses
  • Statement from the municipality (kommune) of the partner already residing in Denmark that he/she has not received public assistance (Attachment 1) or documentation that he/she is currently following an academic or vocational line of study
  • Documentation of the housing situation of the partner already residing in Denmark
  • Documentation of cohabitation. Only required if the couple is not married/registered partners
  • Declaration of cohabitation (Attachment 2). Only required if the applicant is already in Denmark
  • Pledge of partner’s financial support for the applicant (Attachment 3). Only required if the couple is not married/registered partners

The form filled out by the partner already residing in Denmark should be submitted to the Danish Immigration Service.

Family reunification of children

Foreign nationals under the age of 15, who have a parent or parents living in Denmark can be eligible for a residence permit in Denmark, provided a series of conditions are met. Read more about the specific conditions here.

In order to apply for family reunification with children, two forms must be filled out; an application form and an information form about the parent of the child. Both forms and instructions on filling them can be downloaded here.

With the application form the following must be enclosed:

With the information form about the parent of the child the following must be enclosed:

  • Copy or original version of documentation proving that the parent is legal guardian of the child, with an authorized translation to Danish or English. Only required if the child is born out of wedlock, or if the child’s parents are separated / divorced. Such documentation can include legal proof of separation or divorce;
  • Statement from the municipality (kommune) of residence regarding public assistance;
  • Documentation of adequate housing.

If the child is applying for a residence permit in conjunction with being adopted by a family member, foster care, or in order to live with close relatives, the following additional documents are required:

A. Adoption by a family member (adoption not arranged through a recognised adoption agency):

  • Documentation that the adoption is approved by authorities in the home country;
  • Statement from Danish authorities that they expect to approve the adoption;
  • Statement from municipality (kommune) of residence regarding public assistance;
  • Documentation of adequate housing.

B. Recommended foster care:

  • Recommendation of foster care from the local council (kommunalbestyrelsen);
  • Statement from the municipality (kommune) of residence regarding public assistance;
  • Documentation of adequate housing.

C. Living with a close relative, including a parent, who is not the child’s legal guardian:

  • Statement from the municipality (kommune) of residence regarding public assistance;
  • Documentation of adequate housing.
  • The information form filled about the parent of the child should be submitted the Danish Immigration Service.

The information form filled about the parent of the child should be submitted the Danish Immigration Service.

Family reunification of other family members

For information on Family Reunification of other Family Members, please click here.
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The application form should be submitted to the Danish Immigration Service, the Danish Police, or personally to the Embassy of Norway in Brasilia or to the Consulate General of Norway in Rio de Janeiro. The list of fees can be found on the website www.noruega.org.br, under the links "Visas and passports" – "Visa and other permits" – "Fees".

IMPORTANT: All applicants must contact the mission of Norway in Brazil in order to schedule a visit to submit the application.

Website www.noruega.org.br

Embassy of Norway in Brasilia
E-mail: embbrasilia@mfa.no
Tel.: +55 (61) 3521 9800

Consulate General of Norway in Rio de Janeiro
E-mail: cg.riodejaneiro@mfa.no
Tel.: +55 (21) 2586 7500

The processing time is in between 3 and 7 months. It will only be processed after all documents - including photos - have been correctly submitted.

For more detailed information about famliy reunification, visit the site of the Danish Immigration Service - find link below.

A processing fee will normally need to be paid when a foreign national applies for a residence permit.

 

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