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Pakistani nationals are required to hold a residence and work permit to live and work in Denmark. The same applies to Afghan nationals. The specific requirements are outlined by the Danish Immigration Service.

If you are a family member of a EU/EEA citizen or Swiss citizen with residence in Denmark or seeking residence in Denmark, you may be subject to special regulations.

Highly qualified professionals can - under certain conditions - apply for a work permit in Denmark.
Click here to see more about the Danish system for recognition of qualifications.

Click here to see more about the assessment of formal education vis-a-vis the criteria of "highly qualified professionals".

Click here to go to the website of the Danish Immigration Service and find more information on the above subjects.

For all applications for Residence Permit a fee is required to be paid directly to the Danish Immigration Service. If applicants hand in their application at the Gerry's/VFS Visa Service Centre in Islamabad, Lahore or Karachi an application processing fee of PKR 27,950  has to be paid in cash, alongwith service charges of Gerry's.

All applicants must book their appointment before visiting the Embassy by e-mail at