Green Card Information

by Mohamed

I have a question please: Alhamdulilah, I received my approval on my GC and they gave me a visa to go to Denmark within 180 days and then to get my residence permit there. According to the letter from them, I have to register with the local authority (Borgerservice) within 5 days in order to receive my CPR-number: First question please: Do I have to have a residence lease in Denmark before I go to them? what work as a lease? How can I issue the lease before I have a CPR but in the same time I have to have a lease to issue the CPR? How long does the CPR card take to be issued? How long does it take the residence permit to be issued? And thank you again for this good work everyone.


Response: It is a bit of a catch-22. If you sign a lease, you will need a CPR card, but often if you explain your situation, you can sign a lease on the condition that you get your CPR number immediately. Your number is issued to you when you go to the borgerservice. The actual card comes in about 2-3 weeks time. It varies on how busy they are and the time of year. During the summer months, the process time can be long. As for how long a residence permit takes - that can be within a month or up to a year. I hear varying stories and there seems to be no set time. My wife's took almost a year due to all sorts of delays, lost papers, snafus, etc.. Nothing to do on her part - it was all administration problems!

A lease is any type of written agreement stating that you are living at there. Hotels are often not excepted. Pensions and personal room lets and/or sharing a house or apartment. You can always contact your local borgerservice for their requirements. Some are more laxed than others.

You need a place where your card can be sent, so giving a false address or a place where you will not be living in a few weeks time will only cause you problems.

Charlie - Expat in Denmark

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