Danish Green Card Association had written a letter to Danish Immigration authority on 13th of August. It was related to the concern of our hundreds of members on an extremely delayed process time on extension applications. Till today we have not received a reply from them. We request the concerned authorities to take an action on this serious issue. We also request media to provide proper coverage to our real issues. The letter is copied below for our members and media:
Date: 13 August 2012
Danish Immigration Service
DK-2100 København Ø
I am writing this letter on behalf of the members of Danish Green Card Association, regarding extension of green card visa applications.
As you are already aware that large numbers of green card holder are waiting for their extension, in spite of fulfilling all the criteria(as mentioned on your website) required to get an extension. The waiting period has reached over 12 months in many cases whereas immigration website (http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/authorities/the_danish_immigration_service/service_goals/service_goals.htm) shows that processing time of green card extension application to be a lot less (3 months).
Delay in process and not having any clarification from the Immigration authorities is causing concern and confusion among the members as to what will be the future of Green Card Visa Holders.
The matter has become complicated with the changes in Green Card rules over the time. First of all, when green card was introduced, it stated that successful candidate will get green card visa of up to 3 years and then an extension of 4 years will be granted. Now we would kindly like you to confirm how applications of these people will be dealt with, who have planned their future carrier based on those terms?
Secondly As the current Danish Green Card condition states that after 3 years one year extension will be given, and after that another for 4 years. The matter of the fact is that many applicants have applied for an extension for more than 12 months now. Can we know what would be the rule applying to them now? Should they apply for another extension while the result for the first application is not yet out?
Furthermore this delay in visa extension is causing problem in family reunification and de-void applicants of their basic human rights, as in number of cases spouse visa has been linked to extension of principle applicant.
I hope immigration authorities will soon look into this matter and will reflect their decision on the website so that Green Card Visa holders can have a first-hand information rather than relying on rumours.
Thanks and warm regards,
Danish Green Card Association (DGCA)
Note: This email has following recipients.
The Ministry of Employment
Department for Labour Law, Legal Affairs and International Relations
The Ministry of Justice