Danish Green Card: Denmark's point based Immigration scheme
The United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark welcome skilled professionals against Points based immigration systems. Denmark Green card holders get a three-year residence permit for the purpose of seeking work, and subsequently living and working, in Denmark. A residence and work permit under the Green card scheme is issued on the basis of an individual evaluation using an immigration point system designed to assess the likelihood that the applicant will be able to find qualified work in Denmark. Points are given for educational level, language skills, work experience, adaptability, and age. Program offers bonus points to the immigrant applicants who have worked in EU or have earned European educational qualification. Only applicants whose occupations are in shortage in Denmark and are mentioned in the positive list can apply for Danish Green Card.
Immigration Denmark Green Card- Accompanying spouse and children
If you hold a permit under the Denmark Green card scheme, your spouse, registered partner or cohabiting partner, as well as any children under the age of 18 who are living at home with you, are also eligible for residence permits. Your family members must be able to support themselves and you must live together in Denmark at the same address. Your spouse, registered partner or cohabiting partner is allowed to work full-time for the entire period his or her permit is valid.
Immigration Denmark Green card - Duration
A residence permit under the Green card scheme can be granted for up to three years with a possibility for extension of up to four years. Your residence permit can only be granted or extended up to three months before your passport expires. This means that if your passport expires in 12 months, you can only be granted a permit for nine months, or your permit can only be extended by nine months.
Immigration- Denmark Green Card Extension
Your residence permit can be extended by four years if you have worked for the past 12 months for a minimum of ten hours per week. Your residence permit can be extended by one year if you have lost your job through no fault of your own (e.g. due to cutbacks) no more than three months before applying for an extension, and if prior to this, you worked for 12 months for a minimum of ten hours per week.
In order to be granted a residence permit under the Green card scheme, you must attain at Least 100 points. Points are given for: educational level, language skills, work experience, adaptability and age.
You must have full health insurance covering you and any accompanying family members until you are covered by the Danish national health insurance. You must be able to support yourself during your first year in Denmark.