Report on the processing of family reunion applications


Report no. 3/2023

This report concerns the processing of family reunion applications and the information provided to the citizens on the processing time. 

The purpose of the study is to assess whether the processing time for family reunion cases is relative to the time it takes to process applications, i.e. the active processing time. Additionally, the purpose is to examine whether the authorities inform the applicants of the expected processing time and of extensions of the processing time. 

The Ministry of Immigration and Integration has not managed the processing of family reunion applications in a satisfactory manner due to a combination of long processing compared to the active processing time, and the fact that some applicants are informed too late of changes in previously communicated processing times as well as expected changes in the processing time. 

Rigsrevisionen took the initiative to carry out the study in September 2022.

Read the introduction and conclusion (PDF)