The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) has published updated income statistics which will take effect August 1, 2023.
Immigration Application Processing
When processing most immigration applications, SIRI assesses whether the salary corresponds to Danish standards with reference to income statistics produced by the Confederation of Danish Employers (DA). This applies to the Pay Limit Scheme, and the Fast Track Scheme, among other routes.
SIRI will usually assume that the salary corresponds to Danish standards, and will not make further assessment, if it is stated in the application form and employment contract that:
- The employer is covered by a collective agreement though a membership of an employers’ association.
- The employment is covered by a collective agreement in the relevant sector.
- The salary is at least DKK 67,812.50 per month (2023 level).
If the above-mentioned terms are not documented in the employment contract, SIRI will assess whether the salary offered corresponds to Danish standards, using the income statistics from the DA as a guideline.
All the applications that SIRI receives before August 1, 2023, will be evaluated by the previous income statistics from fourth quarter of 2022.
SIRI will use the updated income statistics on all applications submitted from August 1, 2023.
The statistics made by The Confederation of Danish Employers (DA) will be updated every quarter, approximately two months after the end of the latest quarter.
Positive List for Skilled Work
For the Positive List for Skilled Work, salary correspondence with Danish standards is never automatically accepted. An assessment is always made using Denmarks Statistik’s wage register as a guideline.
All applications that SIRI receives before August 1, 2023, will be evaluated by the previous wage statistics from third quarter of 2021.
SIRI will use the updated wage statistics from the first quarter of 2023 for all applications submitted from August 1, 2023.
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