The expected maximum processing time is
6 months

The fee is
DKK 10,965,-

Who can be granted an extension of residence permit?

Your residence permit in Denmark can be extended if you are the accompanying:

  • spouse,
  • cohabiting partner, or
  • minor child

of a foreign national who resides in Denmark and works as a member of the clergy, missionary, nun or monk.
 

What are the requirements?

Your residence permit can be extended if the religious worker you came to Denmark to live with also has his/her residence permit extended.

In order to be granted an extension, you still need to live in Denmark with your family member.

If you are the child of a religious worker, and your residence permit expires when you turn 18 years old, your residence permit can be extended past your 18th birthday if you still live at home.

Your residence permit can be extended only up to 3 months prior to your passport’s expiry date. In other words, if your passport expires in 12 months, your residence permit can be extended for only 9 months.

National passports are renewed by the embassy or consulate of the country that issued them. Convention and alien’s passports are renewed by the Immigration Service.

The Immigration Service does not extend temporary residence permits for less than 6 months.

 

When do you need to apply for an extension of your residence permit?

It is very important to submit your application for an extension before your current residence permit expires. You may not submit your application more than three months before your residence permit is due to expire.

If you submit your application in time, you may remain in Denmark legally while your application is being processed.

If you do not apply in time

If you do not submit your application in time, you should expect the application to be rejected on the grounds that you would be in Denmark illegally. The application will be rejected regardless of how briefly you are in Denmark illegally.

If your application is rejected because you missed the deadline, you will need to leave Denmark and apply for a new residence permit in your home country. Your application will be considered a new application for a residence permit, and will be processed based on the current rules for first-time applicants. These rules may not be the same as the ones you had to meet when you were granted your residence permit.

If you are staying in Denmark illegally, you risk being punished for illegal residence. You also risk being deported and banned from entering Denmark or any other EU or Schengen country for up to two years.

If Denmark’s international obligations demand it, an application is allowed to be submitted even though it is submitted to late. This means that you have a legal residence while we process your application for extension. However you can risk being punished for illegal residence in the period from your residence permit expired and until you submitted your application for extension.

The information below explains what you need to do when you apply to extend your residence permit as an accompanying family member of a religious worker.

We recommend that you make sure you know the requirements for obtaining an extension of your residence permit before paying the application fee. Read more about the requirements in the ‘Need to know’ tab.

When submitting an application or appeal with a fee, you must first create a case order ID.

Case type:

Extension for religious worker and accompanying family

Fee:

DKK 10,965,-

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Are you exempt from paying the fee?

Are you sure a fee is not required to be paid in your case?

Only certain applicants are exempt from paying a fee. If the immigration authorities decide at a later stage that the applicant/appelant is not exempt from paying a fee, the application/appeal will be rejected.
If you have paid a fee and the following case handling shows that the fee should not have been paid, the whole fee will be refunded.

In certain cases the fee is not warranted (fee exemption). Examples are:

  • The Association Agreement between the EU and Turkey
  • Denmark’s international obligations

You are still required to create a case order ID, even if you are not required to pay a fee.

If you have paid a fee and it is not warranted, the whole fee will be refunded.

Read more about Fee exemption

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All fees are regulated every year on 1 January. Make sure to create your Case Order ID, pay the fee and submit your application in the same calendar year. If you pay the fee before 1 January and submit your application after 1 January, your application may be rejected.

If no case order ID is shown in the field below, please type your case order ID and click on View payment status.

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You need to fill in the application form. You also need to enclose documentation, so it is a good idea to gather it all before you start.  

You may need:

Set aside

20 to 30 minutes

to fill in the application form

1 person

You, the applicant for an extension, 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 under 16, your custodial parent needs to sign the application.

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 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

Start RF2 online application

We encourage you to use the digital application form. It adapts according to your answers and is automatically send to the Immigration Service, when you have submitted it

You can also print out and submit the application form. You can fill in the application form in Word format on your computer before printing it out. The application form is also available as a PDF file that can be printed out and filled in by hand.

Download form RF2 (word)

Download form RF2 (pdf)

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

You can submit your application to 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

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 are under 18 years old, and are to live with your parent in Denmark, you don’t need a residence card. If you don’t want a card, you don’t need to have your fingerprints or picture taken. Instead, you need to enclose two passport photos with your application.

Read more about residence cards with fingerprints and facial pictures

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