Working in Denmark

Denmark is one of the most active country of Europe which recruits skilled workers from around the world. Following below are some schemes that will help you in working in Denmark.

The Danish Green Card

The Danish Green Card scheme allows you to live & work in Denmark if you have a Denmark Visa and if you can score good points based upon criteria such as age, skills, language, work experience & education. If you score at least 100 points, you can obtain a residence permit which is valid for 18 months only.

The points are score under five areas –

  1. Education

Bachelor’s degree – 30 points
Master’s degree – 60 points
PhD – 80 points
Bonus points are added for school rankings.
Top 400 – 5 points
Top 200 – 10 points
Top 100 – 15 points

Denmark also has special requirements for degrees earned from Indian & Pakistani universities.

  1. Language Skills –

Language Proficiency Level 1 – 5 points
Language Proficiency Level 2 – 10 points
Language Proficiency Level 3 – 15 points
Study Test in Danish as a Second Language – 20 points

  1. Work Experience

3-5 years of experience in a field or as a researcher on the Positive List – 15 points
1-2 years of experience in a field or as a researcher on the Positive List – 10 points
3-5 years of experience in other work – 5 points

  1. Adaptability

You can only claim points for either work  experience or education experience but not both.

EU/EEA Education Experience
Completion of at least an year of study in the EU/EEA or Switzerland – 5 points
Completion of at least 3 years of study in the EU/EEA or Switzerland – 10 points

EU/EEA Work Experience

At least an year of work in the EU/EEA country or Switzerland – 5 points
At least 2 years of work in the EU/EEA country or Switzerland – 10 points

  1. Age

34 years or younger – 15 points
35-40 years – 10 points

The Positive List

There are so many jobs in Denmark for which there is a huge lack of qualified workers. Permits & Visas can be obtained for up to 3 years with the possibility of extension of up to 4 years under the Positive List scheme. If you have skills & qualifications for these occupations, then you can obtain Denmark Work Permit in very short time under the Positive List scheme.

The Positive List is divided into various fields of work –

  1. Academic Work – Accountants, Chemists, Consulting physicians, Geologists, Music teachers & Lawyers require a Master’s degree.
  2. Construction Work – Construction engineers, Geophysicists, Geologists & Building engineers require a Master’s degree.
  3. IT & Telecommunication Work – Database developers, IT consultants, IT project managers, Network consultants & Software developers require a Documentation of at least 3-4 years of I.T education.
  4. Management – Accounting managers, Head of institutions, Production managers & Sales managers require a documentation of minimum 3 years of education at university level.
  5. Educational, social and religious work – Remedial teachers, Social educators & Social workers require a Professional Bachelor’s degree.
  6. Health, healthcare and personal care – Bioanalysts, Physiotherapists, Radiographers & Surgical appliance makers require a Professional Bachelor’s degree.

The Pay Limit Scheme

If you have a highly-paid job offer in Denmark, you may be eligible to obtain a work & residence permit in very short period of time. To qualify for a work & residence permit in Denmark under the Pay Limit scheme, you must have a job offer by a Danish employer for no less than 75,000 Danish Krones a year. There will be some cases where Danish authorization is needed. Work & residence permits are granted for 3 years under the Pay Limit scheme, which could have a possibility of an extension of up to 4 years.

So these are the various schemes under which you can apply for work in Denmark on Denmark Visa.