Are there special residence permits for unaccompanied minors?  

An unaccompanied minor asylum seeker can obtain a residence permit as a refugee in Denmark based on the same provisions that apply for adult asylum seekers. In addition, unaccompanied minor asylum seekers can, according to the Danish Aliens Act Article 9c, Section 3, be granted certain special residence permits applicable only to unaccompanied minors.

  • A child may be granted a temporary residence permit (pursuant to the Danish Alien Act, Article 9c, Section 3, subsection 1) if the Danish Immigration Service decides that the child is not sufficiently mature to go through the asylum procedure, and has no family or network in the country of origin. 
  • A child may be granted a temporary residence permit (pursuant to the Danish Alien Act, Article 9c, Section 3, subsection 2) if the child has received a rejection of the asylum application but has no family or network in the country of origin. 

Residence permits pursuant to the Danish Aliens Act Article 9c, Section 3 are temporary and can only be prolonged until the child reaches the age of 18.