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1 OpportunityEvaluation 

Prospecting licence

  • For standard areas North, East and West Greenland
  • Non-exclusive, and no exploration commitments
  • Granted for 5 years
  • Not renewable

Exploration licence

  • Specified areas min. 5 km2
  • Exclusive, with exploration commitments
  • Granted for 5 years
  • Renewable

Special exploration licence

  • In North and East for areas >1000 km2
  • Exclusive, with reduced exploration commitments
  • Granted for 3 years
  • Not renewable


2 Compileapplication 

Provide documentation:

  • financial and technical capabilities,
  • registration in the Central Business Register (CVR) (CVR number)
  • maps and coordinates of the applied areas (excluding for prospecting licence applications).

All applications are subjected to application fees:

  • Prospecting licence application fee: DKK 3,000
  • Exploration and special exploration licence application fee: DKK 5,000

3 Submitapplication  

Apply through our online application portal or application forms sent via post or e-mail. Further details on applications are under Applications.

Applicants are informed about incomplete applications. The MLSA will inform the applicant and request for additional information.

Should the applicant fail to provide the requested additional information within 14 days, the MLSA can reject the application, and the application fee will not reimbursed if already paid.

Licences are usually granted no later than 3 months after the registration of a complete application.