What requirements apply for residence permits due to special circumstances? 

An unaccompanied minor can be granted a residence permit pursuant to the Danish Aliens Act, § 9c Section 1 (special circumstances) if the child has previously had a residence permit and if special circumstances apply – for example, if the child’s attachment to Denmark is considered stronger than to the country of origin, or if the child needs special support pursuant to the Danish Social Service Law to be able to function physically and mentally. 

Applications for residence permit pursuant to the Aliens Act § 9c, Section 1 are processed by the Danish Immigration Service.