Application for a humanitarian residence permit

The Ministry of Immigration and Integration processes personal data in connection with the processing of applications for humanitarian residence permits.

Purpose and legal basis

The purpose of this processing of personal data is to be able to make decisions in specific cases concerning humanitarian residence permits.

The legal basis for our processing of your personal data is laid down in the Aliens Act, the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act.

Recipients or categories of recipients

In connection with the processing of your case, we may – depending on the circumstances – receive and/or disclose information about you from/to the following authorities, institutions or other bodies:

  • Immigration authorities
  • Police and prosecution service
  • Local authorities
  • The Danish Parliament
  • The Parliamentary Ombudsman
  • Other ministries and subordinate authorities
  • Authorities in other EU and EEA countries
  • International organisations within the EU and EEA
  • The Legal Adviser to the Danish Government

Storage of your data

We file and store documents with personal data about you in accordance with the mentioned purposes of processing, and we hand them over to the state archival authorities in accordance with the rules set out in the legislation on archives (approximately every five years). After this, we will make a specific assessment of whether we need to retain a copy of the cases. This assessment will take into account whether the case may be likely to form part of future cases, such as in connection with requests for renewed consideration, etc. If the Ministry does not have an administrative need to retain a copy of the cases, they will be erased.

Specific cases

Your personal data will be stored for as long as it is necessary for the Ministry to perform its tasks in relation to the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims for residence permits or visa, for example (Article 9(2)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Thus, the information is stored for the purpose of any cases about you under the Ministry.