The authorities of Denmark have announced that the country has officially started applying new fee rates for family reunification and permanent residence permit applications.
According to the Danish Immigration Service, the new fee rates will apply for all applications submitted from May 17, 2023, onwards, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
“The Danish Immigration Services’ fee rates for applications in the area of family reunification and permanent residence permit have been adjusted on May 17, 2023. The new fee rates must be paid for applications submitted on May 17, 2023, onwards,” the statement of the Danish Immigration Service reads.
In line with the new rules, those submitting a family reunification application will now be required to pay DKK 9,750 (€1,306.97) instead of DKK 10,330 (€1,387.40)
Moreover, those applying for the extension of family reunification will now have to pay DKK 3,230 (€432.98) instead of DKK 2,920 (€392.18).
The fee has also increased for foreigners applying for permanent residence permits on the grounds of family reunification and asylum, for those applying for permanent residence permits on the grounds of work and study, as well as for religious workers and accompanying family members.
According to Danish Immigration, the fee for permanent residence permits on the grounds of family reunification and asylum will now be DKK 4,835 (€648.12) instead of DKK 4,820 (€647,36).
Additionally, the fee for permanent residence permits on the grounds of work and study will now be DKK 7,355 (€985.92) instead of DKK 6,745 (€905,91) and the fee for religious workers and their accompanying family members from now on will be DKK 12,595 (€1,688.34) instead of DKK 10,965 (€1,472.68).
Apart from sharing the new fee rates, the Danish Immigration Service also reminded everyone once again that it is important to create the Case Order ID, pay the fee, as well as submit the application during the same fee rate period.
“If you have paid the fee before May 16, 2023, but submitted the application after May 17, you have paid the wrong fee. If the fee rate has increased, you will have to make an additional payment of the remaining fee,” the Immigration Service emphasised.
The same explained that in cases when applicants have to make an additional payment, the time needed to process the application might get prolonged.
Previously, SchengenVisaInfo.com reported that Denmark had introduced new residence forms for citizens of the EU as well as their family members. This group of people can now use new printable application forms.