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It is possible to be granted a residence permit for the purpose of seeking work, and subsequently working, in Denmark. A residence and work permit under the Greencard scheme is issued on the basis of an individual evaluation using a point system designed to assess the likelihood that the applicant will be able to find qualified work in Denmark.
Do You Qualify
In order to be granted a residence permit under the greencard scheme, you must attain a minimum of 100 points. Points are given for: educational level, language skills, work experience, adaptability, and age.
In order to receive points for educational level, you must, as a minimum, have the equivalent of a Danish Bachelors degree. You will only be given points for one educational level. Points are given as follows:
- 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
You will be given bonus points if you graduated from a university which is internationally recognised for its high academic level according to the latest THES-QS World Ranking. Points are given as follows:
- Top 400: 5 points
- Top 200: 10 points
- Top 100: 15 points
See the top 400 list.
Positive list Bonus point
You will be given 10 bonus points if your education qualifies you to work in a field where Denmark is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified professionals. You can find these fields on the positive list. In order to obtain the bonus points, your education must be of the level specified for the job type in question, e.g. a Master's degree or a Professional Bachelor's degree.
20 points can be given (If you did Job where English is a language of communication for 1 year or you did studied Masters/Bachelors in English medium, or you have scored 6.5 bands in IELTS, if English is not your medium of communication).
Your work experience can be given points according to how many years, within the last five years, you have worked as a researcher or in a field where Denmark is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified professionals. You can see these fields and specific job titles on the positive list. You can also be given points for other work experience. Points are given as follows:
- 1-2 years within the past five years as a researcher/in field listed on the Positive List: 10 points
- 3-5 years within the past five years as a researcher/in field listed on the Positive List: 15 points
- 3-5 years within the past five years, other work: 5 points
You can be given a maximum of 15 points for your work experience.
You can be given points for your educational or work related attachment to the EU/EEA (including Denmark) or Switzerland. Example Points are given as follows:
- Completion of at least one year's study at a higher educational programme in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland: 5 points
- Completion of at least three years' study at a higher educational programme in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland: 10 points Or
- At least one full year's (12 consecutive months') legal residence and work in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland: 5 points (eg., you are on Post study work visa in UK for 1 year)
- At least two consecutive year's legal residence and work in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland: 10 points (eg., you are on Post study work visa in UK for 2 years)
- 35-40 years: 10 points
- 34 years or younger: 15 points
You must have full health insurance covering you and any accompanying family members until you are covered by the Danish National Health Insurance.
You must document that you are able to support yourself during your first year in Denmark. Documentation can be a recent bank statement in your name which clearly states in which currency, and on which date, the statement was issued. If you wish to apply for a residence permit for accompanying family members, you must also document that you are able to support your family members. This documentation must be in either your own or your spouse's/partner's name.
DKK 5,367 for persons under the age of 25 living alone
DKK 6,472 for persons over the age of 25 living alone
DKK 5,367 per person for spouses or cohabiting partners
It is possible to receive a caregiver supplement if there are children under 18 living in the household. A household can receive a maximum of two caregiver supplements. The monthly caregiver supplement is (2011 level):
DKK 1,342 per child for married or cohabiting parents
DKK 1,619 per child for single parents
Bank account statements and similar documents can be used as documentation that you can support yourself and any accompanying family members.
Jobseeking in Denmark
It is your own responsibility to find work in Denmark so you can support yourself.
There are several web portals, databases and CV banks which can be useful in the process of seeking work in Denmark. Visit here Our Job Search Site .
Family Status and members
If you hold a residence permit under the greencard scheme, your spouse, registered partner or cohabiting partner, as well as any children under the age of 18 who are living at home with you, are also eligible for residence permits. Your family members must be able to support themselves and you must live together in Denmark at the same address. Your spouse, registered partner or cohabiting partner is allowed to work full-time for the entire period his or her permit is valid.
Opportunities and Development:Danish business culture is characterised by a horizontal structure and open dialogue between management and employees, and much is done to ensure a good working environment. Danish companies offer good working conditions, modern facilities and high-quality technical equipment. Competence development is highly prioritised and most workplaces regularly offer continuing education to their employees. The Danish economy has resulted in a rise in employment and a decrease in unemployment. Therefore, Denmark needs foreign manpower. A series of initiatives have been implemented to make it easier for foreign workers to work in Denmark.
Why Denmark Green Card Benefits
When most people think of immigrating to the European Union, Denmark -- doesn't immediately spring to mind. But with an attractive corporate culture, flourishing IT industry, and laid back European lifestyle, Denmark turns out to be a very good prospect for someone who wants to live and work abroad. The Denmark allows skilled individuals to obtain a residence permit visa based solely on their qualifications for the purpose of finding work in Denmark. The residence permit is granted after a successful evaluation based on a points based system, which scores applicants on factors such as age, educational level, language skills, and work experience.
Family and Career: Previous studies have shown that a majority of foreign national workers in Denmark felt that their quality of life increased while living in Denmark. This is the result of many factors, but many highlight the positive balance between family and career in Denmark: * Nearly all respondents said that their families enjoyed living in Denmark * A majority of respondents felt that Denmark is a good place to raise children * Many felt that Danish companies are good at respecting employees' family lives * Generally, there is a high level of satisfaction with leisure and cultural opportunities in Denmark.
We provide only consultancy services as per the guidelines given by immigration service. We do not guarantee you the immigration. It's on your own fundamental profile on which the higher diplomatic mission will give you the decision.