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Information for students

Please read the below information carefully as it answers the most common questions we are asked daily.

Processing Time of ST1 Applications

The Danish Immigration Service (DIS) has set a service goal for processing of study permits which is 2 MONTHS.

The processing time is calculated from the date DIS receives the fully completed application – NOT the date it is lodged with Embassy of Denmark abroad. Please do not contact the Embassy in Cairo for updates during these two months. If you wish an update on your application please call DIS directly on telephone number: +45 3530 8750 (open 9am to 3pm Danish time).

Residence and Work Permit

Once DIS has granted your permit they will notify the Embassy in Cairo who in turn will notify you. The written approval from DIS is your documentation that you have been granted a residence permit for Denmark.

Check with Airline

If you are leaving Egypt BEFORE the permit is granted and are travelling on a one-way ticket to Denmark or another Schengen country OR have a return ticket where the return date is more than 90 days from your date of entry into the Schengen Region PLEASE CONTACT THE AIRLINE you are flying to Europe with, as they may require further documentation. You may need to show proof of sufficient funds for a return flight within the first 90 days OR show that your return flight is flexible and can be brought forward.

After Arrival in Denmark

If you arrive in Denmark BEFORE the permit is granted, please contact DIS on the telephone number below and notify them of your contact details in Denmark. They will then contact you directly when they have reached a decision.

Should the Embassy in Cairo receive the decision from DIS before you, it will be posted to your nominated address in Egypt.

For all information regarding your permit after you arrive in Denmark, please contact:

The Danish Immigration Service
Ryesgade 53
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Telephone: +45 35 30 87 50

Once the residence permit has been granted and you have arrived in Denmark, you must register as a resident of Denmark with the CPR-registry in your municipality within 5 days. Approximately 4 weeks after you register you will receive the residence card by mail.

With a CPR-number you will also be able to open a bank account, register for tax and be covered by the Danish public health system.