Fast-track Scheme employees must pre-book biometrics appointments

9 Jan 17

DENMARK

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Beginning Feb. 7, foreign employees on work permits under the Fast-track Scheme must pre-book their biometrics appointments before appearing in-person at the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) in Copenhagen. Beginning  Jan. 13, appointments may be booked online.

What does the change mean? Applicants should plan to book their appointments rather than walk in. On Feb. 7, pre-booking of appointments becomes mandatory.

  • Implementation time frame: Feb. 7.
  • Visas/permits affected: Work permits under the Fast-track Scheme.
  • Who is affected: Companies registered under the Fast-track Scheme.
  • Impact on processing times: Danish immigration authorities do not anticipate a significant wait time for appointments.

Background: Companies registered under the Fast-track Scheme may start employees almost immediately upon arrival after submitting biometrics at SIRI while their work permit is still pending.

BAL Analysis: Employees planning to start work in Denmark under the Fast-track Scheme should plan to book their appointments online as early as possible to avoid delays in their start dates.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Denmark. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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