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Relaxation of business visa rules

January 2009 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Norrbom Vinding Law Firm, member of ius laboris.

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17-12-2008 - The Danish Parliament has passed the Bill introduced by the Danish Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration to relax and improve the efficiency of business visa rules.

Act to amend the Danish Aliens Act

Marianne Granhøj
mg@norrbomvinding.com

The Danish Parliament has passed the Bill introduced by the Danish Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration to relax and improve the efficiency of business visa rules.

It should be easier for people travelling on business to Denmark to obtain a visa. That was one of the objectives behind the amendment to the Danish Aliens Act which was recently passed by a large majority in the Danish Parliament.

In future, Danish businesses may apply for a licence to sponsor visa nationals coming to Denmark on business. If such a licence is granted, Danish embassies will be allowed to issue visas to foreign nationals going to Denmark to visit the business in question without first consulting with the Danish Immigration Service. This new measure will speed up the process. For more details of the amendment, please click here to see our previous comments on the Bill.

The major part of the amended provisions will enter into force on 1 March 2009. The licensing system, however, will not enter into force until 1 July 2009.

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

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