Update: new biometrics requirement will apply to all work permit applicants

7 Feb 17

DENMARK

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Denmark has implemented a requirement that work permit applicants must pre-book a biometrics appointment before appearing in-person at the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) in Copenhagen. The requirement took effect Tuesday.

What does the change mean? Applicants should plan to book their appointments rather than walk in. The change will apply to all work permit schemes, including Fast-Track applicants.

  • Implementation time frame: Feb. 7.
  • Who is affected: Employers and foreign nationals applying for work permits on or after Feb. 7.
  • Impact on processing times: SIRI does not anticipate significant wait times for appointments.
  • Next steps: Biometrics appointments can be booked online at this website.

BAL Analysis: Employees planning to start work in Denmark under any work permit scheme should book their appointments online as early as possible after their applications have been submitted in order 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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