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Easier access to residence and work permits in Denmark

April 2007 - Employment. Legal Developments by Norrbom Vinding Law Firm, member of ius laboris.

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The Danish Job Card Scheme essentially provides foreign nationals with a fast-track route to residence and work permits for up to 3 years if they have a job offer in hand and the job is on the approved list of job categories.

  

In March 2007, the Danish Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs issued a press release announcing an increase in the number of job categories on the approved list with immediate effect.

By virtue of this increase, midwifes, dentists, veterinary doctors, architects, lawyers, economists and various other occupational groups are now allowed to apply under the Job Card Scheme provided that they have a specific job offer. Also, engineers will be required to show that they have received at least 3 years' university education (BA equivalent).

Moreover, the Danish Parliament is currently considering a bill which, if adopted, will open up the Job Card Scheme to foreign nationals who have been offered a job in Denmark if the annual pay is at least DKK 450,000 and the terms of employment and pay are normal in Denmark. There is no requirement for the job to be one of those stated on the approved list.

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Marianne Granhøj

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