Reporting duty

The reporting duty means you must report to Danish Return Agency staff at the return centres at specific times.

The purpose is to ensure that the Danish Return Agency knows where you are staying at all times. The reporting duty is also intended to facilitate your departure from Denmark as soon as possible.

The Danish Return Agency regularly monitors your compliance with the reporting duty. If you do not comply with your reporting duty, you may be punished.

Who can be made subject to a reporting duty?

A reporting duty may be imposed if:

  • You have received a final refusal of asylum and are not cooperating on your departure arrangements. 
  • You have been expelled by judgment.
  • You have exceptional leave to remain.
  • Your residence permit has been terminated under section 21(b)(1) of the Danish Aliens Act.
  • You have been expelled by an administrative decision under section 25 of the Danish Aliens Act.

As a general rule, if you have exceptional leave to remain, you will be required to report daily. In other cases, you will generally be required to report three times a week, typically on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.



If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact the Danish Return Agency.

You can find our contact details here.