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Applicants fingerprints and photo

As of 12 October 2015, applicants need to appear in person for the collection of the biometric data: ten fingerprints and a photograph are collected from persons applying for a visa.

As of 12 October 2015, applicants need to appear in person for the collection of the biometric data: ten fingerprints and a photograph are collected from persons applying for a visa. 

Before the recording of the photo, applicants may be asked to remove glasses or adjust head coverings if they hide facial features.

Certain categories of applicants are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints, including:

◾Children under the age of 12

◾Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible

◾Heads of State and members of national governments, and members of their official delegations when invited for an official purpose.

The introduction of biometric data is part of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS). For more information about VIS, fingerprints, data protection and legal background, please click here.

 


Information on processing of your fingerprints and photograph for the use of identification and verification of identity within the immigration area

As per July 1, 2017 an amendment regarding the Danish Aliens Act has been introduced.

According to the amending act, an alien’s fingerprints and photograph (biometric features) will be stored for a longer period in a central register in Denmark managed by the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, the Danish Immigration Service and the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration for the purpose of identification and identity control.

This means, that with respect to applications for visa to Denmark, fingerprints and photographs (biometric features) recorded from 1 July 2017 for the purpose of applying for a visa to Denmark will be stored by the Danish authorities for 10 years or until the alien is granted Danish citizenship.

With respect to applications for residence permit to Denmark, fingerprints and photographs (biometric features) recorded from 1 July 2017 for the purpose of applying for a residence permit to Denmark will be stored for 20 years or for 10 years if the alien is granted a residence permit. The fingerprints and photographs (biometric features) will be deleted if the alien is granted Danish citizenship.

For futher information, please click here.