Apply for a new residence card (family or asylum)
You want to apply for a residence card to replace a lost card or because you need to update the personal details listed on your card (such as your name), or because you are under 18 and require proof that you hold a residence permit. You hold a residence permit in Denmark on the grounds of family reunification or asylum.
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Who needs to pay a fee?
If your residence card is lost or damaged, the fee for a new residence card is DKK 1,230 (2023 level). You also need to pay the fee if you have an old, laminated residence card or an old plastic card without expiry date and would like a new biometric, plastic residence card.
Please note that non-biometric residence cards issued as proof of permanent residence permit (issued before May 2011 without an expiry date) are not considered to have expired and thus remain valid.
You do not need to pay a fee for a new residence card issued in connection with one of the following changes:
- New CPR number
- New grounds for residency (new residence permit)
- Change in your personal data (e.g. date of birth, country of birth or nationality)
- Name change in connection with marriage or divorce
- You have permanent residence permit and your residence card expires within 3 months or has expired.
If you are applying for a residence card for one of the abovementioned, fee-free reasons, you need to attach documentation for the change when you submit your application.
You do not need to pay the fee for a new residence card if you are child under the age of 18 and need proof that you hold a residence permit, or if your already issued residence card expires within 3 months or has expired.
Please note that children under the age of 18 can be issued a residence card for a maximum of 5 years at a time.
If you paid the fee for a residence card and the Immigration Service later determines that you did not need to, the fee will be refunded.
If you have lost your residence card
If you have lost your residence card, you must fill in a declaration (P 650-031) to the police concerning a lost passport or identity document.
You can also get the declaration at a police station.
The declaration must be signed and stamped by the police and attached to your application for a new residence card.
The police can help you with entering the number of your old residence card in the declaration.
Who can be issued a new residence card?
You can apply for a new residence card if you hold a temporary residence permit on the grounds of family reunification or asylum, or if you have a permanent residence permit, and:
- you have lost your residence card,
- you have permanent residence permit and your residence card has expired,
- you need to update the personal details listed on your card (such as your name or nationality),
- you have an old, laminated residence card, or an old plastic card without an expiry date, and would like a new biometric plastic card, or
- you are under 18 and require proof that you hold a residence permit.
Your new residence card will be sent to the address you are registered with the Civil Registration System (CPR). It is important that your full name appears on the mailbox.
If you hold a residence permit on the grounds of work or study, you need to apply for a new residence card from the Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).
If you have already submitted an application to extend a residence permit or for a permanent residence permit, you do not need to submit an application for a residence card.
The information below explains how to apply for a new residence card.
You need to fill in the application form and attach documentation. Therefore it is a good idea to gather all documentation before you start.
You may need:
10 to 15 minutes
to fill in the application form.
You, the applicant, need to fill in the application form.
The application form includes detailed instructions for how to fill it in and which types of documentation you need to enclose. If you are a child under the age of 15, your custody holder needs to submit the application.
You need MitID when filling in the application form. Read more about MitID
If you want to resume filling in an application form online select ‘Start online application’. Once you are logged in, select ‘Continue a previously saved application’.
If you would like to make changes to an online application after you have submitted it, you need to contact the Immigration Service. You do not need to submit a new application. Contact the Immigration Service
You are required to use the online version of application form KO1/US when applying for new residence card, unless you have been granted an exemption. Read more about mandatory online self-service
When you submit an application to the Immigration Service, we will process your personal information. You can read more about your rights and how we process your information in the application form or on this page: Personal data – How we process your data
When you submit your application, you will normally need to provide us with your fingerprints and a picture of your face (biometric features) within 4 weeks. Your biometric features are required in order for you to get a new residence card.
You can have your biometric features recorded at the Immigration Service’s Citizen Service. You must book an appointment before you show up at the Citizen Service. Read more about where the Immigration Service’s Citizen Service has branch offices and how you book an appointment
If you need to pay a fee for your new residence card, you will need to pay it when you appear in person at the Immigration Service’s Citizen Service. You cannot pay for your residence card on newtodenmark.dk.