Family Reunification

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If you are living abroad and are considering moving to home to Denmark together with your foreign members of your family, you must apply for family reunification.

You can either apply for family reunification according to the Danish national rules or according to the EU rules depending on which conditions you meet.

Family reunification according to Danish rules

Spouse/partner

Family reunification according to the Danish rules is for you if you live in a third country (meaning outside of the EU/EES) and have family members from a third country who you would like to bring with you to Denmark to take up residency.

See the conditions for family reunification for spouse/partner here.

The contact form is based on the questions that are included in the application for family reunification. Some of the questions may be complicated. Therefore, we recommend that you read the conditions for family reunification before you complete the contact form.

Children

If you are planning to move to Denmark together with your children who are not Danish citizens, you must apply for family reunification. If you also have a spouse with foreign nationality who is to apply to join you for the purpose of family reunification, your spouse and your children can apply at the same time and have their applications processed together.

This only applies to children who are third country citizens. This means all countries outside of the EU. If the children are EU citizens, you must read more about this under EU registration.

See the conditions for family reunification for children here.

The contact form is based on the questions that are included in the application for family reunification for children. Some of the questions may be complicated. Therefore, we recommend that you read the conditions for family reunification for children before you complete the contact form.

Family reunification according to EU rules

Spouse/partner

Family reunification according to EU rules is for you, as a Danish citizen (and thus a EU citizen), who has lived in another EU country than Denmark together with your spouse who is not an EU citizen. By having lived in another EU country for 1.5-2 years, the Danish spouse has exercised his or her right to free movement together with his or her spouse and may therefore move to Denmark together with the spouse in accordance with the EU rules.

If your spouse is an EU citizen, he or she will be able to register in the EU independently. Read more under EU registration.

See the conditions for family reunification for spouse/partner according to EU rules here.

The contact form is based on the questions that are included in the application for family reunification according to EU rules. Some of the questions may be complicated. Therefore, we recommend that you read the conditions for family reunification according to EU rules before you complete the contact form.

Children

Family reunification for children is for you, as a Danish citizen and thus an EU citizen, who has lived in another EU country than Denmark together with your child who is not a EU citizen. The child can either be your own or your spouse’s/partner’s child who will also move to Denmark together with you. You must have lived together with the child in another EU country for 1.5 – 2 years in order to have used your right to free movement and thus make use of the EU rules for family reunification in Denmark.

If your child is an EU citizen, you will be able to register in the EU independently. Read more under EU registration.

The contact form is based on the questions that are included in the application for family reunification according to EU rules. Some of the questions may be complicated. Therefore, we recommend that you read the conditions for family reunification according to EU rules before you complete the contact form.

Do you have any questions?

As a member you have the opportunity to contact our team in the legal advisoy if you have any questions or need any particular help on jura@danes.dk. If your questions regard family reunification, please use the following e-mail address: famsam@danes.dk.

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