Denmark: Follow-up to Response to Information Request DNK27415.E of 28 July 1997 on whether an individual in possession of a valid residence permit can apply to have their residence status reinstated after having been out of Denmark for more than 12 consecutive months
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 August 1997|
|Citation / Document Symbol||DNK27750.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Denmark: Follow-up to Response to Information Request DNK27415.E of 28 July 1997 on whether an individual in possession of a valid residence permit can apply to have their residence status reinstated after having been out of Denmark for more than 12 consecutive months, 1 August 1997, DNK27750.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ad318c.html [accessed 17 April 2014]|
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The information that follows was provided during a 28 August 1997 telephone interview with a representative of the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen.
An individual in possession of a valid Danish residence permit who has been out of Denmark for longer than 12 consecutive months can apply to have their residence status reinstated. Prior to departing Denmark the individual can also apply to have their residence status remain in place despite their anticipated prolonged absence from the country. The Danish Immigration Service will also consider applications from individuals after they return to Denmark. It is possible, depending upon the individual case, that the individual in question will be considered as a new applicant and will have to meet the same requirements they did when awarded the original residence permit. The applicant also has the right to lodge a complaint with the Ministry of Interior in order to have their case re-examined.
A representative of the Danish Refugee Council in Copenhagen provided the following information during a telephone interview on 26 August 1997.
An individual in possession of a valid residence permit will lose his or her residence privileges if they are out of Denmark for more than 12 consecutive months. In exceptional cases it may be possible for such an individual to submit an application to the Danish Immigration Service and request to have their residence status reinstated. However, since the success of an application is dependent upon a number of factors including the individual's personal circumstances, each application is determined on a case-by-case basis.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Danish Immigration Service, Copenhagen. 28 August 1997. Telephone interview with representative.
Danish Refugee Council, Copenhagen. 26 August 1997. Telephone interview with representative.