I am a British citizen, so it's fairly urgent (considering Brexit). I was getting everything ready to apply for EU residency through the self-sufficiency option. Then I found out that I should have applied for this within 3 months of arriving in Denmark. I feel stupid, but I thought this applied to non-EU citizens.
I think I have overstayed over a year. I feel a lot of anxiety and guilt about it and don't know the best way to deal with it. I can't return to the UK and come back in a few weeks because of Covid restrictions.
The document requires me to put a date of entry. It doesn't say I need to provide proof but I assume they might ask for it. I am wondering whether to call and ask what my options are and admit that I have overstayed. However, I feel very concerned about what the punishment might be for overstaying as an EU citizen. I can only find examples for non-EU citizens overstaying.
I looked here. They explain about the 3-month rule but don't mention any consequences or what to do, what will happen, if you have spent longer than 3 months before applying.
According to this EU website:
In some EU countries, failure to report your presence might result in a fine, but you cannot be expelled just for this.
I should add that while I have been in Denmark I have not claimed benefits, used any services etc.
Does Denmark impose fines for EU citizens overstaying? And if so, how much might this be? Will it be a matter for police?
Will this overstay be a problem for me applying for residency?