|Which ministry has overall responsibility?||Ministry of Employment|
|The Ministry is responsible for residence permits granted on grounds of work or studies, including the Green Card scheme, the Positive List, the Pay Limit scheme and au pair stays. It is also responsible for the integration of refugees and non-EU citizens into the labour market and the education system, including introduction programmes.|
|Are there other ministries involved?||Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|The Ministry is in charge of Danish foreign policy.|
|Diplomatic missions abroad|
Applications for admission of non-EU citizens are filed at the missions abroad and forwarded to the Danish Immigration Service.
The Ministry of Education is responsible for instruction in Danish as a second language.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration
The Ministry is responsible for integration policy, prevention of radicalisation and integration studies.
The Ministry is responsible for asylum, humanitarian residence, family reunification, residence for EU citizens, Danish citizenship and short-term visas.
|What are the implementing agencies?||Danish Immigration Service|
|The Danish Immigration Service is the state agency implementing the Aliens Act. It is responsible for processing applications for asylum, family reunification, visas, residence and work permits.|
|Are there general immigration policy papers?||Statistical overview ? Migration and Asylum 2008, Danish Immigration Service|
|Are there impact assessments, studies and reports available?||Publications of the Danish Immigration Service|
|What is the key legislation?||Aliens (Consolidation) Act, No. 947 of 24 August 2011|
Act No. 833 of 6 July 2011 amending the Aliens (Consolidation) Act no. 1061 of 18 August 2010 (tightened ruls for foreign students)
Act No. 1511 of 27 December 2009 amending the Aliens (Consolidation) Act No. 785 of 10 August 2009
Act No. 400 of 21 April 2010 amending the Aliens (Consolidation) Act No. 785 of 10 August 2009
Executive Order on Aliens' Access to Denmark (Aliens Order), No. 270 of 22 March 2010
Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (the EU Residence Order), No. 322 of 21 April 2009
Executive Order on the dwelling requirements in cases of family reunion and on the local council's opinion on dwellings, No. 814 of 20 July 2004
Executive Order No. 123 of 21 January 2009 amending the Executive Order on the dwelling requirements in cases of family reunion and on the local council's opinion on dwellings, No. 814 of 20 July 2004
Executive Order on the Issue of Residence and Work Permits for Students, No. 904 of 4 July 2007
Executive Order on the Issue of Permanent Residence Permit, No. 1376 of 18 December 2008
Consolidation of the Act on Integration of Aliens in Denmark (the Integration Act), No. 1593 of 14 December 2007
Consolidation of the Act on Danish courses for adult aliens, etc., No. 259 of 18 March 2006
Executive Order on the elaboration of an integration contract and on the introduction programme according to the Integration Act, No. 445 of 19 May 2009
Act on Ethnic Equal Treatment, No. 374 of 28 May 2003
Circular on naturalisation, No. 9 of 12 January 2006
Access Danish immigration law online
|What are the national scientific research and statistical offices on immigration?|