Denmark Danish Green Card Scheme
Professionals who are looking to migrate and settle in the European Union, the Danish Green card gives you the best opportunity to work.
Overseas skilled migrants are permitted to settle in Denmark under open work visa which is given for 3 years Green Card permit for the purpose of finding work& Live. The Danish visa grants you to travel to Denmark and give you the opportunity to work. You are also eligible to apply for EU-Bluecard which allows you to travel around in Europe, as soon as you find a job. This is an excellent opportunity for any professional looking for a career and life in the EU.
Note: EU and Danish companies are facing shortages in getting qualified employees in several key areas. Skilled program is the best and fastest way of allowing qualified individuals worldwide to settle and work in Denmark or any other EU country.
Basic Features of Danish Green Card or Denmark Green Card:
- If you have worked for the past 12 months, residence permit can be extended for a minimum of ten hours per week
- At the end of 7 years in Denmark, you may apply for indefinite leave to remain/Citizenship
- Process time minimum 5-6 months
- Danish Green Card holder can also get his family members in Denmark to get permanent residence. The family members are entitled to same rights as are enjoyed by the main applicant
Process for ImmigrationApproval
Application for a work and residence permit must be filed with the Danish Immigration Service. Application forms (in Danish and English) can be found on the webpage: www.nyidanmark.dk. The application is normally filed via the local Danish Embassies or Consulates abroad. It is normally required that the employee, at some point of time during the application process, appears in person, either at the Danish Embassy or Consulate abroad or at the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen, in order to identify him or herself properly. Both the Danish Immigration Service and the Embassies or Consulates charge a fee of variable size for processing the application.
It is a basic requirement for all of the procedures mentioned above that the salary and terms and conditions of employment must be customary according to Danish standards. Thus, the Danish Immigration Service is legally bound to examine the conditions of the individual employment relationship.
If the work and residence permit is granted by the Danish Immigration Service, it will be limited to either the length of the work contract or, if the contract is not time limited, for a maximum of 4 years, depending on the legal basis of the permit, with a possibility of getting the work and residency permit renewed. However, a permit will always be limited in time to 3 months before the expiry of the applicantâ€™s passport. It is important to apply for a renewal of the work and residency permit before the existing permit expires.
If a foreign national employee is employed or posted in Denmark for more than three months, he or she is entitled to a civil registration number. This personal identification number can be of importance, for instance, in the event that the employee needs health services, if the employeeâ€™s children are to attend a Danish school, etc. Civil registration numbers cannot be issued until a work and residence permit has been obtained. To obtain a civil registration number the employee must register in the National Register of Persons (â€œFolkeregisteretâ€). This registration should be reported to the local Citizen Service Centre (â€œBorgerserviceâ€) within five days after the occupation of a residence in Denmark. When the employee is registered in the National Register of Persons a civil registration number will be assigned to the employee by the Central Register of Persons.
Time required for Approval
Pursuant to Section 9a of the Danish Aliens Act, permits are granted exclusively at the discretion of the Danish Immigration Service, but under normal circumstances the processing should take no longer than 2 months. However, the Danish Aliens Act operates with a number of different categories according to which the employee can make use of a â€œfast trackâ€ application process to obtain a work and residence permit, usually within one month cf. above. Employees are entitled to take their family with them to Denmark; in this case it is important to also apply for a residency permit for the family simultaneously.
It is important to keep in mind, that these timeframes are merely guidelines and can be considerably longer at times. Furthermore, it must be kept in mind that the timeframes only apply if the Danish Immigration Service finds that the case has been fully disclosed.
Positive List Denmark
- Bachelor’s degree/Graduated from medium-length education: 30 points
- Bachelor’s degree followed by one-year Master’s degree: 50 points
- Master’s degree: 60 points
- PhD: 80 points
Education Bonus Points:
- Top 400: 10 points
- Top 200: 15 points
- Top 100: 20 points
Prøve i Dansk 1(A2/B1 level)- 5 points
Prøve i Dansk 2(B1 level)- 10 points
Prøve i Dansk 3(B2 level)/IELTS with test score: 5.0-6.0 bands- 20 points
Studie-prøven(C1 level)/IELTS with test score: min. 6.5 overall – 40 points