Published 17-05-2021

Too many interns’ applications lack the required information and documentation

SIRI has received an extraordinarily large amount of applications from interns in the months of April and May of 2021. Some of the applications are incomplete or lack the required documentation. This delays case processing.

On 21 April 2021 new rules were introduced concerning entry into Denmark. As a result, it was once again possible to be granted a residence permit as an intern for foreign national residing outside Denmark.

Since 21 April 2021 SIRI has received over 500 applications from interns who wish to enter Denmark. Unfortunately, some of the applications are incomplete and are incorrectly filled in or lacking the required documentation. If an application includes all required information and documentation, SIRI can process it faster.

If you have submitted or are about to submit an application as an intern, please pay attention to the following:

  • Your entire salary must be paid out. We often see contracts where rent and other expenses are deducted before the salary is paid out to a Danish bank account. Since 1 January 2021 it is a requirement for paid interns that the entire salary be paid to a Danish bank account. In other words, the intern host is not allowed to deduct rent etc. before paying the salary.

  • It the power of attorney still valid? We have received several applications in which the power of attorney is no longer valid. This may be the case if the power of attorney has been used in connection with a previous application, and power of attorney has not been given to cover other applications.

  • Are you residing legally in Denmark? If you submit your application in Denmark, you must be able to document that you are residing legally in Denmark. If you are in Denmark on a visa free stay, make sure that you have not spent more than 90 days out of the past 180 days in the Schengen region. If you are not residing legally in Denmark, your application will be rejected.

  • Do your salary and terms of employment correspond to Danish standards? If you are to work as an agricultural intern in Denmark, make sure that your salary and terms of employment correspond to current Danish collective bargaining agreements for interns. For example, your employment must begin with a one-month trial period.

  • Documentation that you are enrolled in an educational programme. If you are to work as an agricultural intern in Denmark, you must be enrolled in an educational programme. Your educational documents must show that you have begun at a relevant educational programme, and that you are still enrolled. Pay attention to how old your documentation is, and what it shows. Furthermore, if your educational documents were issued in the Ukraine, you must submit additional documentation for your education. There continues to be stricter requirements for educational documents issued in the Ukraine.

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