Normal processing time
3 months

Processing fee
No fee

Can I apply for a sideline employment permit?

If you already hold a residence permit based on work in Greenland, you can apply for a sideline employment permit.

A sideline employment permit is granted on the basis of an individual assessment.

The application procedure is the same, but the conditions are not the same, e.g.  it is not in all cases that we send your application to the Government of Greenland for approval. 

What are the conditions?

It is condition that your sideline job must be naturally related to the job that your residence permit in Greenland is based on. For example, this could be the musician who wishes to take sideline employment as an instructor at a music school.   

In order to be granted a sideline employment permit, you must attach a specific job offer to your application.

The salary and terms of employment must correspond to Greenlandic standards. 

Normally, you can only be granted a permit for sideline employments that involve between 8 and 15 hours of work per week.

How long can I have my sideline job?

Your sideline employment permit can be granted for a period equal to the period of your main job. However, the period cannot exceed the duration of your sideline job contract. 

Can my sideline employment permit be extended?

You can extend your sideline employment permit if you still hold the same job and if you still meet the conditions of your permit for your main job. 

Below you will find a step-by-step guide to submitting an application to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

It is important that you have carefully read the conditions for being granted a residence permit before you begin step 1. You can do this on the tab “Need to know” on the left.

Expect to use

30 minutes

completing the application

2 persons

You and your employer are each required to complete a part of the form.

In this step you and your employer have access to the relevant application form GL1.

Make sure that you have completed all the preceeding steps before you begin.

All our application forms contain careful instructions on how to complete the form and what kind of documents you must submit along with the form.

You can read more about how we process your personal data here.

In the printable application form GL1 your employer must complete part 2 of the form. When your employer has completed his or her part, you must complete your part. Once parts 1 and 2 have been completed, they must be submitted together – read more in the next step.

You must submit the necessary documents with the application.

The printable application form in Word format can be completed on screen before you print. The application form in pdf format must be printed first and then completed by hand.

Download the printable form GL1 (Word format)

Download the printable form GL1 (Pdf format)

It is a good idea to gather the necessary documents before you start to complete the application form. You can use the check list below.

If you submit documents not written in English, German, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, you must also submit certified translations into Danish or English

You must submit

Your employer must submit

You can see the normal case processing time to the right on this page. When we make a decision in your case, you will receive an answer.

SIRI will contact you or your employer if we need further information to process your case.

Read more about what you can expect while you are waiting for an answer.

You can submit the application at the police in Greenland.

You can also send the application to SIRI.

Responsible agency

Contact SIRI