Danish Immigration - Green Card Scheme
The Denmark Green Card Scheme was formed to help skilled workers move into Denmark for better opportunities and prospects that are not otherwise available in their home country, this is known as the Danish Labour Market system. In order to qualify individuals must secure the minimum points required which currently stands at 100 points under the Danish point system.
Points can be acquired from the following field:
- Work experience
- Language ability
Candidates applying under the Green Card Scheme may be awarded the following points.
- 30 points (Bachelor's degree/Graduated from medium-length education)
- 50 points (Bachelor's degree followed by one-year Master's degree)
- 60 points (Master's degree)
- 80 points (PHD)
Additional points can be achieved if a candidate can demonstrate that their University is listed within the top 400 in the world rank of schools, giving you a maximum of up to 20 additional points. Also candidates are awarded extra points if your qualification is related to any of the occupations outlined on the Danish positive list of jobs (maximum of 30 points).
To obtain a residence permit under the Green Card scheme, you must document that you can support yourself during your first year in Denmark.
Consequently, when you submit your application you must document that you have at your disposal an amount equivalent to one year's social benefits for single non-providers over the age of 30.
The annual amount is DKK 130,188 (12 x 10,849) for you (the main applicant) (2015 level).
Spouses and children are allowed to join the main applicant under this visa category, please be advised that you must comply with the financial requirements.
Please contact our office and speak with one of our Danish specialist for further information.