Bussiness Immigration

 

Introduction

Denmark is one of the European Union’s most active members in trying to recruit skilled workers from around the world. Denmark’s immigration policy, similar to the United Kingdom’s skilled immigration program, utilizes a points based system called the Danish Green Card to attract skilled workers from outside the EU.

The Danish Green Card

If you can score enough points based upon criteria such as age, education, language skills, and work experience, you can obtain a three year residence permit under the Danish Green Card Scheme which will allow you to live in Denmark and find work.You must attain a minimum of 100 points.

The Danish Green Card Points Based System

Under the Danish Green Card scheme, points are score under five areas: Education, Language Skills, Work Experience, Adaptability, and Age. It is also possible to score a number of bonus points for various factors described below.

Education

To score points for Education, you must have the Danish equivalent of a bachelors degree. Your academic credentials must be assessed by CIRIUS, a body under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

In addition to points scored for your degree, bonus points can be awarded under Education for obtaining a degree from a top school or by having an education which qualifies you for work in an occupation on the Positive List.

With the addition of bonus points, the maximum number of points that can be scored for Education is 105. It is possible for you to score enough points for a work and residence permit based solely upon points earned for Education.

 Education level  Points
 Bachelors degree  30
 Bachelors degree + 1 year Masters degree  50
 Masters degree  60
 Phd  80

Bonus points can also be earned under Education:

Education related to occupation on the Positive List Bonus Points

 

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Please take note that Denmark has special requirements for degrees earned from Pakistani and Indian universities.

Pakistan Master degrees completed in 2007 and later:

 

 Pakistani qualification:  Danish level of education
 2-year bachelor degree + a 2 year master degree  A Danish bachelor degree
 3-year bachelor degree + a 2 year master degree  A Danish bachelor degree as well as 1 year of a Danish master’s degree
 4-year bachelor degree + a 2-year master degree  A Danish bachelor degree as well as 1 year of a Danish master’s degree, possibly a Danish master�s degree if the programme includes a thesis
 Master of Philosophy  A Danish master’s degree

 

Master degrees completed before 2007:

 Pakistani qualification:  Danish level of education
 2-year bachelor degree + a 2-year master degree  2 years of a Danish bachelor degree, or a Danish academy profession degree.
 3-year bachelor degree + a 2-year master degree  A Danish bachelor degree as well as 1 year of a Danish master’s degree
 4-year bachelor degree + a 2 year master degree  A Danish bachelor degree as well as 1 year of a Danish master’s degree, possibly a Danish master�s degree if the programme includes a thesis
 Master of Philosophy  A Danish master’s degree