Meet the new staff at the Danida Fellowship Centre – and get familiar with the important new procedures for obtaining health information and new rules when applying for a residence permit.
Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) welcomes one new staff member. One will be back in office after maternity leave and others have merely changed desk.
Lisbeth Juel Sørensen began her work as a new Office Trainee on the 16th of September. She is taking over after Ahsan Iqbal Khan, who had his last working day at DFC on the12th of August.
On the 1st of August, Anna Jeppesen, former Receptionist, became Research Administrative Officer in the research department.
Sara Etlersø Gøtterup, Administrative Officer and Project Coordinator, returned from maternity leave on 1st of August.
Githa Bruun, Receptionist/Administrative Officer/Project Coordinator, who took over after Sara Etlersø Gøtterup during her maternity leave, is back in the reception.
New procedures for obtaining health information
DFC has decided to introduce new procedures for obtaining health information from candidates applying for a Danida fellowship in Denmark. Therefore, the use of the Declaration of Health form will be phased out.
From January 2012 there will instead be a statement about health conditions in the ‘Fellowship Application for Training in Denmark’ to confirm that no reasons of health will prevent the applicant from participating in the proposed study.
In the administration guidelines for research fellows, the project contact person will be made aware of his/her responsibility of informing DFC of a research fellow’s health issues.
Before implementing the new procedures, DFC will provide all embassies and other interested parties with more detailed information.
New rules when applying for a residence permit
On January 1st 2011 the Danish Immigration Service introduced a processing fee when applying for a residence permit (stays over 90 days). DFC will always prepay this fee when DFC is responsible of the administration. Likewise, DFC will fill in part two of the application form. The fee has to be paid before the application for a residence permit reaches the Danish Immigration Service.
In addition to this, when applying for a residence permit, a fellow will no longer receive a residence permit sticker in his/her passport. Instead the Embassy will issue a long-term visa which is valid for 3 months. Please note that this can only be done, after the Embassy has received the authorization for residence permit from the Danish Immigration Service.
Once in Denmark, DFC will make sure that the fellow registers at the local national registration office within the time limit of 5 days. When this is done, a residence card will automatically be issued and sent to the fellow’s residential address in Denmark. It may take up to 4 weeks to receive the residence card.
The fellow should at all time carry their residence card together with their passport or a copy of their passport.