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Application procedure for work permit

Information about the application procedure for obtaining a work permit in Denmark is available below.

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If you are applying for a residence and work permit as an employee (including applicants under the Positive List, the Pay Limit scheme, the Corporate scheme, researchers, athletes and trainees), both you and your employer in Denmark (e.g. the company, research institute, or sports club) must supply information for the processing of your application.

It is your employer in Denmark who begins the application process by completing his/her part of the application form and attaching the required documents. He/she sends or gives the form and attached documents to you. You then complete your part of the form, attach the required documents, and submit the entire application.

There are different application forms for different types of applicants. Each application form contains a detailed description of how you and your employer in Denmark should complete the form, and which documents you must attach.

Please see the links to the application forms on the homepage of the Danish Immigration Service here.

The processing time is between one and three months. The application will only be processed after all documents have been correctly submitted.

The application should normally be submitted in your country of residence. However, if you are in another country legally for more than 3 months you may submit the application in that country.

The application must be filled in and handed in 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, under the links "Visas and passports" – "Visa and other permits" – "Fees".

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


Embassy of Norway in Brasilia
Tel.: +55 (61) 3521 9800

Consulate General of Norway in Rio de Janeiro
Tel.: +55 (21) 2586 7500

For more detailed information about applying for a work permit, visit the site of the Danish Immigration Service - find the link below.

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

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