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Do I lose my right of residence if I leave Denmark?

The answer to this question depends on whether you have been granted leave to remain/permanent residence or not before departure and how long you will be living abroad.

Find out how and when you can be granted permanent residence pursuant to EU rules here.

I do not have permanent residence

If you have not been granted permanent residence, your right of residence will usually terminate if you take up residence in another country. The State Administration cannot confirm your right of residence or grant dispensation from termination of your right of residence if it is not permanent.

I do have permanent residence

Leaving Denmark for less than two years: When you have permanent residence, you will be able to reside outside Denmark for up to two years without this affecting your right of residence. When you wish to re-enter Denmark and register your address with the CPR register, your local authority of residence will ask for a confirmation of your continued right of residence from the State Administration.

Please note that you only need this confirmation if you take up/have taken up residence abroad and your address has been deregistered from the CPR register. If you are only going abroad e.g. on holiday and your address has not been deregistered from the CPR register, you do not need the confirmation.

Leaving Denmark for more than two years: If you have or are entitled to permanent residence and need to live outside Denmark for more than two years and intend subsequently to return to Denmark, you may in certain circumstances be granted dispensation so that your right of residence does not terminate.

When applying, you must attach proof of the reason for leaving Denmark and the period you will be living abroad. Depending on your circumstances, the State Administration may grant dispensation from the rules applicable to absence for up to two years (in addition to the two years to which you are already entitled to reside abroad if you have permanent residence in Denmark).

Application for dispensation from termination or confirmation of right of residence

If you have permanent residence, you may apply for confirmation of right of residence or dispensation from termination either before you leave Denmark, while you are abroad or when you have returned to Denmark after residing outside Denmark.

When applying for confirmation of right of residence (when you have permanent residence and have left Denmark for less than two years), please use the D1 form.

The State Administration will then notify you by post that your right of residence will not terminate if you again take up residence in Denmark before you have lived abroad for two years.

When applying for dispensation from termination of right of residence (when you have permanent residence and have left Denmark for more than two years), please use the D2 form.

The State Administration will then notify you by post whether your application can be granted or not. If your application cannot be granted, you will receive a decision stating the reasons and a guide to appealing the decision with the Danish Immigration Service.

If you are granted dispensation from termination or you are issued confirmation of your right of residence, you must present the letter to the Citizen Service in your local authority.

 

 

 

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