Guidelines on Denmark Immigration

There are many good reasons for immigrate and looking for work in Denmark. Primarily, Denmark has an attractive working environment with calm and development-oriented functioning conditions. Danish corporate culture is characterized by a flat structure and an open conversation between management and employees.

Denmark’s most important competition parameter is know-how, which is reflected in both the work facilities and views on employee development. Workplaces attach considerable priority to competence development, and most offer ongoing supplementary training to their employees.

And it doesn’t just make sense to come to Denmark as a worker. Your family will also be offered good conditions here; it is a secure and safe country in which to live, and many foreigners also find there is good balance between family life and work when they come to Denmark. This is largely because the working week is only 37 hours, and because Danish employers generally respect family life.

In Denmark you are able to spend a relatively large amount of time with your family, and there are good possibilities for being professionally challenged artwork.

As a worker, how do I come to Denmark?
As a worker, you can come to Denmark either with or without a specific job offer in your hand. If you have a concrete job offer, you can obtain a work and residence permit if you meet one of the following three conditions:
• The job which you have been offered is included on the so-called Positive List.
• The salary you are being paid is min. DKK375, 000 p.a.
• You have been offered a job for which you are specially qualified.
In some cases, you may be required to first obtain Danish authorization, for example if you are employed as a nurse or doctor.

1. The Positive List:
If you have found work in one of the areas that is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified labor, e.g. as a doctor, IT specialist, engineer, lab technician etc., you will be granted a Danish residence and work permit immediately.
It is a requirement that your pay and contract of employment correspond to Danish standards, and that you have a concrete job offer.

2. Pay limit Scheme:
If you have agreed or been offered employment with an annual salary of min. DKK 375,000, you will also be granted a residence and work permit in Denmark.

Even though you do not have a concrete job offer, it’s still possible to approach to Denmark to look for work. Here, you can be granted a residence permit exclusively on the basis of your qualifications. The residence permits granted following a personal evaluation based on a point system.

The points are awarded consistent with four criteria: Educational level, language skills, work experience and age. Bonus points are granted if you come from an acknowledged university, and if you have trained/qualified within one of the fields/professions included in the Positive list.

The residence and work permit is valid for three years and assumes you can support yourself throughout the entire period of your stay. The residence permit entitles you to both look for and accept work.

Can I study in Denmark?
Denmark is very keen to attract foreign students to the country. If you would like to study at a college of further education etc. in Denmark, you must have been granted a residence permit before your arrival in Denmark. To be granted a residence permit, you must be able to document:
• That you have been enrolled on a course of further education which is approved by a state authority or which is offered by a state approved educational institution.
• That you can support yourself during your stay, or that you have paid tuition fees.
• That you can speak and understand the language used to teach the course, and that you can speak and understand Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German at a reasonable level.
Basically, as a foreign student, you can obtain a residence permit while you complete your studies/training in Denmark and for participating in part of the education/training as a guest student.
If you complete a higher educational programme in Denmark, you can also remain in the country for six months after you have finished your education/training in order to look for work. You will also be granted a permit to work 15 hours a week alongside your studies as well as for full-time work in June, July and August.

Can I bring my family in Denmark?
If you have been granted a residence permit on the basis of the Positive List, pay limit, Green Card scheme or as a student on a higher educational programme, your family can normally accompany you to Denmark. It is a requirement that your family can support itself throughout the entire period, and that you must all live at the same address.

Further information regarding Denmark Immigration:
You can find available jobs in Denmark at From 1 October 2008, you can produce a CV which Danish employers can then use to match available jobs with your profile. You can read more about authorization for health professionals at the National Board of Health’s website;
You can find more information about how you apply for a residence permit
• As a worker at
• Under the Green Card scheme at card
• As a student at
You can find contact information for the relevant offices at the Immigration Service at


Tania said...

Thankyou for postingthis Denmark Immigration Information. Great Job Comrade

hassamshah2010 said...

my wife is a student in denmark and she is a national but she has no job how can i come to denmark to live with her syed hassam ul hassan

Anonymous said...

Hi,I am kakoli from dhaka.I want to get Denmark age is 29years and married.My qualification is Dentist in june experience is three years.Language proficiency:medium of instrction is BDS was english.Can some guide line me that how to immigrate to denmark? dr.kakoi

Anonymous said...

Is there any point for age over 40 when applying for green card?
ASIF from Dhaka Bangladesh

Anonymous said...

hi ,
i am international non EU student in Uk and have Completed 2 years study here .i already hav Master Degree in Commerce accounts from Pakistan as well.i am doing job in accounts here as part time for last two years in company UK .i am interested to migrate to Denmark ,can anybody tell me plz, am i eligible for immigration to Denmark ?

Manchester, UK

Anonymous said...


i am a management consultant and planning and development professional, i am keen to be part of Denmark society.

how can i procede further?


Muhammad Azhar khan
Nowshera pakistan

Anonymous said...

well found the page accidently,i am from pakistan and a doctor wanna settle in denmark guide me properly

Siama said...

I did Masters Degree in English from University of Peshawar, at present teaching in University, married and age is 24, please guide me for Immigration to Denmark.

salman said...

muhammad salman khan
I did bechoular Degree in electrical from University of newports, at present job in karachi electric , married and age is 29, please guide me for Immigration to Denmark.

drasif said...

i am 37years old married person with two daughters and a wife . i am a m.b.b.s. doctor. i have more than ten years experience in anaesthesiology. i want to migrate with my family from pakistan to denmark.please guide and help me. my mailing address is . i shall be thankful to you. dr.asif iqbal

Mamoona said...

Hi, This is Mamoona , I have master degree in pharmaceutical sciences and MBA in marketing , working in sanofi aventis Pakistan as Director Regulatory affairs, what will be my chances to get family immigration

kamal hosen said...

Dear Sir,
Have a nice day. I am 27 years old from Bangladesh.I have completed B.Sc in Leather Technology (4 years) and have more than three years experience in Leather production Department.The medium of my education is in English, can I apply for Greencard scheme?

kamal hosen said...

have a nice day.My name is kamal and 27 years old.I have completed B.Sc in Leather Technology (4 years) and have more than three years experience in leather production department. The Medium of education is in English. can I apply for Green Card scheme in denmark.
some Agency said me that i am eligible for greencard scheme....if anyone give guidence i shall be thankful to you.

kamal hosen

gieeith said...

Hi,I am r.indumathy from srilanka.I want to get Denmark age is 39 years and married.My qualification is degree of bachelor of business administration in june experience is eleven years .Language proficiency:medium Can some guide line me that how to immigrate to denmark? thank you,e-mail r.indumathy

Anonymous said...

slam sir
Muhammad Rehman
my qualification is B.A B.ed one year PGD diploma in computer science and one year master degree in computer science .sir give me guide line for Denmark immigration

Anonymous said...

I have done MBA from University of Wales Insitute of Cardiff, United Kingdom and i am 33 years old. I am living in Pakistan since last one year. I want to apply for Denmark immigration. please guide me. many thanks. Abdul Rehman

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