Proposal to change the rules regarding permanent residence permit and family reunification of spouses
The Ministry of Immigration and Integration has drafted a proposal to change the rules regarding permanent residence permit and family reunification of spouses. This proposal was sent to the relevant authorities and organisations for comments today 18 January 2024.
The drafted proposal contains a tightening of the requirements to get a permanent residence permit and family reunification of spouses. The draft tightens the requirement that you may not have been convicted of certain crimes, so that also a charge or indictment of certain crimes in the future will hinder you from getting a permanent residence. The same applies to the transferred requirements for permanent residence permit, which you must meet, when you apply for family reunification of spouses if the spouse in Denmark is a foreigner but not a refugee.
In accordance with the drafted proposal the new rules will apply on applications for permanent residence permit and for family reunification of spouses submitted from the time where the proposal may be presented to the Danish parliament, unless a decision is made in such cases before the time of entry into force.
The Immigration Service will once again inform when the proposal may be presented to the Danish parliament.