Denmark | New Law Passed to Ease Recruitment of International Workers

The Danish government has passed a bill to strengthen international recruitment to Denmark from April 1, 2023.

Key Changes
  • Fast Track Scheme | The minimum requirement for the number of full-time employees has decreased from 20 to 10, and the NEW Supplementary Pay Limit Track has a gross base salary of DKK 375.000 per year.
  • NEW Supplementary Pay Limit Scheme | The minimum gross base salary is DKK 375,000 per year, gross unemployment does not exceed 3.75%, and the job has been posted on Jobnet and EURES for at least two weeks. 
    • This permit can be valid for five years, with the possibility of an extension, even if the gross unemployment exceeds 3.75%, and without being posted on Jobnet and EURES.
    • If more than 15,000 people obtain a residence and work permit based on this agreement, the authorities will evaluate if the scheme should be dissolved.
  • Positive List | Additional job titles will be added to the Positive List, and jobs on the Positive List will now remain on the list for at least two years.
  • Start-up Scheme | Foreign innovative companies who wish to start a new branch in Denmark can now use the Start-up Scheme.
  • Student – Job Seeking Permit | international students, who finish their degree (minimum bachelor’s degree level), will automatically obtain a Job seeking permit valid for three years with the right to work full-time.
  • Establishment Card Scheme | The new Student Job seeking permit will replace this scheme.


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