To be granted asylum in Denmark there are multiple factors, which has to be taken into consideration. As a refugee there may be different paragraphs that applies to you, which allows you to be granted asylum in Denmark. Below we have listed the conditions that allows you to be granted asylum in Denmark.
If you’re a refugee at risk of persecution in your home country, your application can only be submitted in Denmark if you wish to seek refuge here. Therefore, you can’t apply for asylum in Denmark from another country.
There are different forms of protection available for refugees in Denmark. If the UN Refugee Convention applies to you, you will receive a convention status, which complies with paragraph 7(1) in the Danish immigration law (DMI).
If article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) applies to you, which protects against death penalties, torture or other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, you will receive a protection status in accordance with paragraph 7(2) in the DMI.
However, if article 3 of the ECHR applies to you, because of a special situation in your home country, which is characterized by the random use of violence and assault against civilians, you can be granted a temporary protection status in accordance with paragraph 7(3) in the DMI.
To seek asylum in Denmark you either have to direct yourself to the local police or at Sandholm reception centre. Here the police will register you as well as take photos and fingerprints. Afterwards, you’ll be accommodated at an asylum centre.
If you have previously committed a crime, you can be excluded of receiving a residence permit even though you meet all requirements to be granted protection.
If you have been granted a visa or have had your fingerprints taken in another EU-country, you can have your asylum case rejected due to the Dublin Regulation.
If you have been granted a residence permit in another EU-country, your application for asylum in Denmark will typically be rejected, because you can seek protection in your first country of asylum.
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