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New mandatory procedure for online payment of residence permit applications:

From the 1st of July 2019, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark including all Danish diplomatic missions are introducing online payment of the embassy fee for residence or work permit.

The embassy fee should be paid online using this link

The receipt for the payment should be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS) when you hand in your passport, relevant documentation and supply biometrics.

Please note that in R/W permit cases there are three fees to be paid:
1. Fee to either The Danish Immigration Service or The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI)
2. Fee to the Danish embassy using the link and
3. Fee to the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS).

Foreign nationals who intend to stay in Denmark for more than 90 days cannot travel to Denmark on a regular Schengen visa. Long-term stays, for instance for work or study purposes, require a residence permit.

The Embassy in Dhaka only has a mailbox and service function in connection with residence permit applications. The applications will be assessed either by the Danish Immigration Service (DIS) or the Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment in Denmark (SIRI). More detailed information can be found on the website

Please also consult the website of the International Citizen Service (, if you plan to move to Denmark. It offers you "help with the paperwork", "personal guidance" and other use information. ICS is located in four major cities in Denmark.

Please keep in mind that, as a business traveler going to Denmark for work purposes, you have to apply for a residence and work permit, even if your intended stay is less than 90 days. A short-term visa does not allow you to work in Denmark!

Read more about the difference between a business visa and a work permit here .