I cannot seem to find a definite information about this. I know that in Norway children do not need to pay, but is this the case in Denmark?

My family and I are non-EU nationals. My children were not born in Denmark. We are considering about moving to Denmark.

It seems from here that accompanying family members need to pay.

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    What's your citizenship and status? Was your child born in Denmark? It does not seem that residence permits are free for children per se but fees are waived for family reunification and a few other cases that should cover most (or all?) children.
    – Gala
    Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 10:16
  • @Gala, what is the difference between accompanying family and family reunification?
    – adipro
    Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 10:40
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    I would guess that accompanying family is when people move together around the same time, family reunification is when one member of the family is a resident and he or she gets his spouse and children to join him or her later on (either because they initially stayed in another country or because they married after one of them moved to Denmark). But I don't know Danish law so that's just a guess.
    – Gala
    Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 10:58
  • Alternatively, this could also be a distinction between the family of third-country nationals and the family of Danish or EU citizens.
    – Gala
    Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 15:11

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There are many cases in which the fee is waived, for example, for Turkish citizens. Being a child does not seem to be, in and of itself, sufficient.




Children, regardless of age, count as accompanying family members and pay the same residence permit fee as other accompanying family members.

When applying for a residence permit, there are however additional fees that one must pay on top of the permit fee itself, and children under 18 are exempt for certain application categories.

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