Agricultural interns – an additional 3 months extension of residence now possible
The Minister for Immigration and Integration has decided that agricultural interns holding residence permits expiring no later than 25 September 2020 can extraordinarily have their permits extended for 3 months.
In a news item published 22 March 2020 SIRI informed the public of the minister's decision that due to the COVID-19 situation, foreign interns with a Danish residence permit could extraordinarily have their existing residence permit extended by an additional 3 months, if their permit expired no later than 25 June 2020.
The minister has now decided to extend this possibility by an additional 3 months. This means that an extension for 3 months can now be granted to foreign agricultural interns whose permit expires no later than 25 September 2020. Interns whose 12 months permit expires before this date can therefore have their permit extended to a total of 15 months – and interns who have already made use of the extraordinary extension up to 15 months can, if this extension expires before 25 September 2020, be granted an additional extension up to a total of 18 months.
After submitting the application the intern can continue the stay in Denmark and at his or her place of employment – even though SIRI has not finished processing the application for the extension. Please note that as a general rule, the application for an extension must be submitted before the present residence permit has expired.
In connection with the application, the normal fee must be paid.
Please note that this special arrangement applies only to permits which expire on 25 September 2020 at the latest, and only for interns in the agricultural field - not for interns in other fields of the green sector, e.g. the horticultural field.