The Danish Immigration Service (Danish: Udlændingestyrelsen or Udlændingeservice) is a directorate within the Danish Ministry of Refugees, Immigration and Integration Affairs. The service administrates the Danish Aliens Act (Danish: Udlændingeloven), in other words, it handles applications for asylum, family reunification, visas, work permits, etc. In addition, the service is engaged in a wide range of other duties relating to the asylum and immigration area, including the task of accommodating asylum seekers.

There have been disagreements between the Danish Immigration Service and Minister for Integration Søren Pind over the requirements for family reunification for immigrants.[1][2][3]

In October 2017 the Danish migration agency Udlændingestyrelsen rejected over 600 asylum applications because the applicants had lied about their national identity in order to achieve preferential treatment.[4]


  1. ^ "Minister forces Service to comply. The Danish Immigration Service has been forced to change its report to the Ombudsman". News in English. September 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
  2. ^ "Minister-vs-Directorate battle continues. The Danish Immigration Service and the Minister for Integration still at odds over family reunions". News in English. September 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
  3. ^ Kubosova, Lucia (August 28, 2008). "Rasmussen defends Danish immigration rules against EU law". EUobserver. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
  4. ^ "Over 600 asylansøgere får afslag efter snyd med deres identitet". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 12 October 2017.