If your partner or cohabiting accomplice lives in Denmark, you possibly can apply for a residence allow on the grounds of family reunification.
Please observe that ‘partner’ is used as an umbrella term for both partner and cohabiting partner. ‘Marriage’ is used as an umbrella time period for both marriage and everlasting cohabitation. With few exceptions, the identical rules apply for each spouses and cohabiting partners. If there is a difference between the requirements for spouses and cohabiting partners, it will be made clear in the text.
If the spouse in Denmark has been granted non permanent protected standing in accordance with Aliens Act Section 7 (three), he/she must normally has had his/her residence permit extended after the first 3 years of residence with the intention to qualify to sponsor an individual making use of for family reunification. Read more about temporary protected standing
Please word that particular guidelines apply to EU/EEA citizens and Swiss residents residing in Denmark beneath the EU laws on free movement. Read more about EU and Nordic Citizens.
Additionally observe that particular rules apply in case your spouse/accomplice in Denmark is a overseas national with a residence allow on the grounds of research or work. Read more about research and work.
Beneath follows a brief overview of the requirements.
Please word that the information on this page is a simplified and edited version of the rules. If you are unsure concerning the rules, or you want further information about the foundations, please contact the Danish Immigration Service.
Guidance system for younger people
The Danish Immigration Service has a special steering system for young people. The guidance system is aimed toward young people of both genders, which is about to enter into a marriage that’s not entered into by his/hers personal request. Read more in regards to the steerage system for young people.
Necessities for household reunification with a spouse/associate
There’s a number of requirements that must usually be met in order for you to be granted household reunification. There are requirements relating to each spouses as well as specific necessities relating to every of the 2 spouses. There are additionally necessities relating to the marriage.
Under each requirement is a link to a more in-depth description of the requirement as well as details about the chances of dispensation/exemption.
Necessities relating to you and your partner/partner
You have to each be at the least 24. Read more concerning the 24-year rule
Your mixed attachment to Denmark have to be greater than your mixed attachment to every other country. Read more concerning the attachment requirement.
You should both sign a declaration that you’ll both contribute actively to the applicant (and any accompanying youngsters) learning Danish and integrating into Danish society to the perfect of his/her skill
Requirements regarding you (the applicant)
You (the applicant) should pass a Danish as a second language test zebra02 within six months of being granted residence. Read more about the Danish test
Requirements regarding your (the applicant’s) spouse in Denmark
Your spouse/companion in Denmark must be able to support him/herself and you. In most cases, this requirement can be met if your spouse/associate has not acquired public help underneath the phrases of the Energetic Social Coverage Act (lov om aktiv socialpolitik) or the Integration Act (integrationsloven) for the previous three years previous to the applying being processed by the Immigration Service. Read more in regards to the self-help requirement
Your partner/accomplice must have an independent reasonably sized residence at his/her disposal. Read more about the housing requirement
Your spouse/companion should publish DKK fifty four,289.forty eight (2017 degree) in bank-backed collateral to cowl any public help paid to you by your municipality after you relocate to Denmark. Read more in regards to the collateral requirement
In the event you and your cohabiting associate usually are not legally married, your cohabiting accomplice in Denmark should assume full duty for supporting you. Read more about everlasting cohabitation
Your partner should reside completely in Denmark
Your spouse might not have been convicted of violence towards a former spouse within a interval of 10 years previous to your utility being processed. Read more about violence towards a former partner
It will not be the case that you’re additionally applying for household reunification with a baby, and that utility is turned down because your partner in Denmark has been convicted of violence against kids prior to now ten years, and the child can’t reside with different family members in his/her country of origin. Read more about violence against children
Further necessities if you happen to partner/accomplice in Denmark is just not a Danish/Nordic citizen
Your partner/companion in Denmark should hold a residence permit granted on the grounds of asylum or protected standing in accordance with Aliens Act Part 7 (1) or (2) or Section eight, or have held a permanent Danish residence permit for the previous three years or more
Your spouse/partner in Denmark hold a residence allow that has been extended after the primary three years in accordance with Aliens Act Part 7 (3)
Your partner/companion must meet a part of the conditions for being granted a everlasting residence allow in Denmark. This requirement, nevertheless, does not apply if the spouse in Denmark holds a residence allow granted on the grounds of asylum or protected status. Read more about circumstances for a everlasting residence permit