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    What is study and work permit?

    If you are a non-EU/EEA student, you must have obtained study and work permit prior to travelling to Denmark. A study and work permit allows you to reside and study in Denmark during your studies. Furthermore the permit allows you to work up to 20 hours per week during the normal period of study from September to May and full time in June, July and August.

    The study and work permit is connected to the specific programme, to which you are admitted. This means, that if you change programme, you will need to apply for a new study and work permit.

    The portal www.lifeindenmark.dk provides you with information, links and in many cases also options concerning the most important subjects when living in Denmark.

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    How do I get a study and work permit?

    When you receive the offer of admission, you will also receive a separate message requesting you to pay tuition fee for your first semester. Once we have received the first tuition fee payment from you and you are fully admitted, the Admissions Office will fill in the first part of a ST1 form, which you need when applying for a study and work permit.

    Once the Admissions Office has filled in the first part of the ST1 form, you will receive a message in the Application Portal with the login information you need to complete the application to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). In this message, you find a link that directs you to part 2 of the ST1 form, where you use the login information stated in the message.

    When you sign in to SIRI’s website, you must sign your part of the application using NemID or a scanned signature. If you choose to sign the application with a scanned signature, you must open the ‘Sworn declaration’. You sign this by hand, scan it and attach it to the online application.

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    How to apply - step-by-step

    Below you find a step-by-step guide on how to submit an application for a study and work permit to SIRI:

    1. Before you submit an application, you must create a case order ID at SIRI for your application. You can create a case order ID before The Admissions Office fill out the first part of the ST1 form.
      ► Create a case order ID

    2. When you have created a case order ID, you must pay a fee before applying for the study and work permit 
      ►Pay fee here

    3. When you have created a case order ID and paid the fee, you can start filling out the ST1 form. You will receive login information via a message in the Application Portal. Remember to submit:
      - Documentation of paid fee.
      - Copy of all pages of your passport (including all empty pages and the passport’s front and back cover.
      - Documentation that you can support yourself during your stay in Denmark.

    4. When you apply for a study and work permit, you must have your biometric features recorded within 14 days. Read more about this in the section below.

    5. If you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive an answer within 2 months.

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    Biometric features

    When you apply for a study and work permit, you must have your biometric features recorded. You must have a facial photo taken and your fingerprints recorded no later than 14 days after you submitted your application online at a Danish diplomatic mission abroad, at a Danish local police station with facilities for recording biometrics or in SIRI’s Citizen Centre.

    If you submit a printable application form, you can have your biometric features recorded at a Danish diplomatic mission or an application center in the country, where you reside.

    ►Where to get your biometrics features recorded

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    Fees

    When you submit your application, you must create a case order ID. When you have created a case order ID, you must pay a fee of DKK 1,900.

    Remember to take screen shot of the payment as you need it later in the application process. 

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    Required documentation

    When applying for a study and work permit you must submit:

    • Documentation of paid fee (receipt)
    • Copy of all pages of your passport – including all empty pages and the passport’s front and back cover
    • Documentation that you can support yourself during your stay in Denmark
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    Obligation to report / Leave of absence

    Aalborg University is obliged to inform International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) if your student status changes, e.g. if you take a leave from your studies or if you are unenrolled.

    Please note that maternity or parental leave will have no influence on your student residence permit.

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    Residence permit for European citizens

    EU/EEA students staying in Denmark for more than three months must obtain residence documents at the local Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) upon arrival in Denmark.

    To obtain a residence document as an EU/EEA student, you need to bring the following things to The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI):

    • A completed OD-1 form. You can also find it in the welcome folder you receive at the arrival days for new students at Aalborg University.

    • Final confirmation letter (to prove you have been admitted to AAU).

    • Your passport or national ID Card.

    • One color photocopy of the ID pages from your original passport or one color copy of both sides of your National ID. The photo must be clearly visible.

    • An original, accurate passport-size photo of yourself (please note that copies are not accepted).

    • Declaration on self-support (students)

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    Questions to your study and work permit?

    Aalborg University does not handle your residence permit application after you have filled out the ST1 form online.

    You must contact Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) if you wish to make any inquiries about your study and work permit.