Denmark Green Card

Denmark Green Card is a multiple entry Residence permit initially issued for 2 years and then extended on various terms for another 3 years; any one can apply for residency after 5 years and citizenship after 10 years. Denmark's Immigration Program is similar to the United Kingdom's Skilled Immigration Program. This program develops a point’s based system called the Danish Green Card to be a focus for skilled workers from outside the European Union.

Denmark has a work permit system called the Positive List scheme for people who have a valid job offer from a Danish Employer. Denmark is one of the European Union's most dynamic members in trying to recruit skilled workers from around the world.

Point System For Green Cards Denmark

The Danish Green Card scheme allows you to live and work in Denmark if you are able to achieve adequate point’s i.e 100 points at least based upon some condition such as:

1. Education:

To score points for Education, you must have the Danish comparable of a Bachelor’s Degree. Your academic qualifications must be evaluated by CIRIUS (a body under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation).

In addition to points scored for your degree, bonus points can be awarded under Education for obtaining a degree from a top school or by having an education which qualifies you for work in an occupation on the Positive List. With the addition of bonus points, the maximum number of points that can be scored for Education is 105.

2. Language skills:

IELTS is required with minimum score of 5.0 overall and you must provide documentation for a passed language. Applicants with aptitude for learning foreign languages should ideally apply under the option, as long-term successful settlement requires one to be able to converse in Danish Language. The maximum number of points that can be scored for Language is 30.

3. Work Experience:

If you have 3-5 years experience within the past 5 years or if you have at least 1 year of experience within the past 5 years as a researcher there is some points for it too. The maximum number of points that can be scored for experience is 15.

4. Adaptability:

Adaptability points can be given for Danish language/Educational or work related attachment to the EU/EEA (including Denmark) or Switzerland. The maximum number of points that can be scored for Adaptability is 15.

5. Age:

Some points are based on your age. The maximum number of points that can be scored for age is also 15.

If you score at least 100 points, you are able to get a residence permit valid for up to18 months. Furthermore, you will also be able to take your immediate family along with yourself. In addition to scoring 100 points, you must have a valid Health Insurance policy and be able to provide proof that you can support yourself and your family while you search for work in Denmark.

Positive List Scheme

Work and residence permits can be acquired for up to 3 years under the Positive List scheme with the opportunity of extension of up to 4 years. The Positive List contains occupations in a wide range of fields, such as health care and information technology. If your occupation is no more on the Positive List when you apply for an extension to your work and residence permit. Even than you can live and work in Denmark under the Positive List scheme.

The Positive List is broken into a number of fields of work:

  • Hotel, Restaurant, Kitchen, Canteen
  • IT and Telecommunication
  • Management
  • Educational,
  • Social and Religious Occupations
  • Sales, Purchases and Marketing
  • Construction
  • Project management
  • Engineering
  • Lawyers
  • Doctors
  • Health, Healthcare and Personal Care
  • Freight Forwarding,
  • Postal Services,
  • Storage and Engine Operation
  • Education and tuition
  • Family Members

If you have been granted a work and residence permit under the Positive List scheme, your partner is also eligible for residence permits. Any children under the age of 18 who live with you are also eligible for residence permits. Your partner would be eligible to work for the whole time. his or her residence permit is also valid.

Pay Limit Scheme:

To qualify for a work and PR in Denmark under the Pay Limit scheme, you must be offered a job by a Danish employer for no less than DKK 3,75,000 per year (just about USD $ 80,000).

In some cases Danish consent is necessary, for example, those taking employment in Denmark as a Medical Doctor. Work and PR permits are granted for a maximum of 3 years under the Pay Limit scheme, with the possibility of addition of up to 4 years.

Family Members means:

If you have been granted a work and PR permit under the Positive List Scheme, your partner is also eligible for the same. Any children under the age of 18 who live with you are also eligible for PR. Your partner would be eligible to work for the entire period his or her residence permit is valid.

Financial Requirements are:

You must be able to provide proof that you can support your stay in Denmark for the first year while you search for work. This can be done in the form of a recent bank statement in your name which clearly states in which currency it was issued and on what date. You must also show that you are able to support any dependents that will be staying with you in Denmark.

The monthly rates required to meet the financial requirements before tax are (as of 2011):

  • DKK 5,367 for persons under the age of 25 living alone
  • DKK 6,472 for persons 25 years of age and older living alone
  • DKK 5,367 per person for spouses or cohabiting partners

Additional monthly rates (called "caregiver supplements") apply if you have children under 18 living in the household. A household can receive a maximum of two caregiver increments. The monthly caregiver increment is (as of 2011):

  • DKK 1,342 per child for married or cohabiting parents
  • DKK 1,619 per child for single parents

Processing Fee

Processing fee for Applicant is DKK 6,850 and for all his/her dependents DKK 1,600 for each person

*Note: please note that the processing fee & financial requirement may change as per the requirements. Please contact Visa Valley counselors for the latest update.

For Immigration Assessment

To check which option is best suited for you, kindly send the following to evisavalley@gmail.com for appropriate advice.

  • Your updated Resume/CV.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Also mention you or your spouse IELTs/ French/ TOEFL score.
  • Information on any immediate family member (blood relations) residing in Denmark or any other country.

*Please contact Visa Valley counselors for more details.