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Easier access for migrant workers

January 2009 - Employment. Legal Developments by Norrbom Vinding Law Firm, member of ius laboris.

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17-06-2008 - The most recently proposed Bill to amend the Danish Aliens Act by securing easier access for qualified migrant workers has now been passed.

The Danish Aliens Act amended

The most recently proposed Bill to amend the Danish Aliens Act by securing easier access for qualified migrant workers has now been passed.

The key elements of the amendment are a relaxation/expansion of the Job Card Programme in relation to academic qualifications and the 'DKK 450 000 threshold' (DKK 463 000 in 2008), expansion of the Green Card Programme, introduction of group work permits and easing the conditions for foreign nationals to change jobs while in Denmark. For a detailed review of the individual elements of the amendment, please click here.

With regard to the 'DKK 450 000 threshold', it is expected to be reduced to DKK 375 000 through an amendment of the Danish Aliens Order to be effected together with the commencement of the amendment.

The amendment will come into force on 1 July 2008 - except for the provisions on the Green Card Programme, which will come into force with effect from another date which will be set administratively.

Marianne Granhøj
mg@norrbomvinding.com

Elsebeth Aaes-Jørgensen
eaj@norrbomvinding.com 

This information does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such

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