Denmark Green Card scheme

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Denmark Green Card scheme

 It is possible to be granted a residence permit for the purpose of seeking work and working in Denmark. A residence and work permit under the Green card scheme is issued on the basis of an individual evaluation based on a point system.

If you are granted a residence permit under the Green card scheme, you do not need to obtain a separate Denmark work permit. A residence permit under the Green card scheme gives you the right to carry out paid or unpaid work. However, a residence permit under the Green card scheme does not give you the right to work as a self-employed person (run your own business).

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Basic Features of Danish Green Card or Denmark Green Card:

  • Under the Green Card scheme, the applicant will be granted a first -time temporary residence permit for 3 years and at the end of this period, you can apply for an extension of one year. Before the end of this period you can apply for an extension of up to 4 years
  • Residence permit can be extended if you have worked for the past 12 months for a minimum of ten hours per week
  • Denmark Immigration under the Denmark Green Card entitles a person to get permanent residence status in 7 years of Denmark immigration. After gaining permanent residency the migrant is entitled to work in whole European Union.
  • Danish Green Card holders can also travel freely in all the Schengen countries without requiring a visa.
  • Danish Green Card holder can also get his family members in Denmark to get permanent residence. The family members are entitled to same rights as are enjoyed by the main applicant.

Conditions

In order to be granted a residence permit under the greencard scheme, you must obtain a minimum of 100 points. Points are given for: educational level, language skills and adaptability.

Education

To score points for Education, you must have the Danish equivalent of a bachelor’s 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:

 

School Ranking Bonus Points
Top 400 5
Top 200 10
Top 100 15
 Education related to occupation on the Positive List Bonus Points
Yes 10

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

India

Indian Qualification Danish equivalent
Diploma (1 year)/Polytechnic and College of Technology Individual assessment in comparison to (possibly part of) a Danish vocational qualification (EUD)
Diploma (2 years)/Polytechnic and College of Technology Individual assessment in comparison to (possibly part of) a Danish vocational qualification (EUD)
Diploma (3-4 years)/Polytechnic and College of Technology Individual assessment in comparison to a Danish vocational qualification (EUD)
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Engineering/Polytechnic Individual assessment
Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce (Pass), 3 years 2 years of a Danish Bachelor’s Degree
Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce (Honors/Special Degree), 3 years 2 years of a Danish Bachelor’s Degree (in certain circumstances, a full Danish Bachelor’s Degree)
Bachelor of Engineering etc., 4 years Danish Bachelor’s Degree (in certain circumstances, a professional Bachelor’s Degree)
Master’s Degree/Master’s of Arts/Science/Commerce,1 to 2 years 4 years of a Danish master degree (if a thesis is included, the degree may be comparable to a full Danish Master’s Degree)
Master’s of Engineering etc, 2 years Danish Master’s Degree
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), 1-2 years Individual assessment.
Master of Philosophy, 1-2 years Individual assessment
PhD (3 years) Danish Ph.D. degree

 

Language SkillsYou can earn a maximum of 30 points for language skills which includes knowledge of Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German. Points can be earned for both one Scandinavian language (Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian) and either English or German, but not for both English and German or two or more Scandinavian languages.You will be required to show that you have passed an exam equivalent to at least a Danish Language Test, Level 1. Alternatively, you can prove language proficiency through a statement by your previous employer stating that you used Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German while performing your job for at least one year, or by proving that you have completed at least one year’s study in higher education which was taught in one of these languages. In the case of these last two requirements, you will have shown a language proficiency equal to a Study Test in Danish as a Second Language.Financial RequirementsYou must be able to provide proof that you can support your stay in Denmark for the first year while you search for work. This can be done in the form of a recent bank statement in your name which clearly states in which currency it was issued and on what date. You must also show that you are able to support any dependants who will be staying with you in Denmark.Updates on Green CardAdditional fee on greencard applications implemented 01 January 2011The Denmark Government has in the Finance Bill for 2011 proposed that an additional fee of approximately 50,000- INR be added for submission of Green Card applications. If adopted, the fee will be implemented as of January 1, 2011. Applications submitted before this date will not have to pay the extra fee Applicable Charges Application Centre is payable by Cash.All Green Card applicants and their dependents are required to pay the following verification charges at the time of submitting their application:Verification Charges for Green Card applicant – Rs. 7304.00 per applicant (Inclusive of tax 14.50%)Verification Charges for dependents of Green Card holder/applicant – Rs. 2107.00 per dependent (Inclusive of tax 14.50%)(Verification charges have to be paid in cash at the time of submitting the application)There will be a service charge of Rs. 1432/- (inclusive of Service Tax 14.50%) levied per application over and above the Visa Fees and verification charges. In case you would like your passport couriered to your specified address, you can request for this facility at the time of submitting your application. This optional service is available for an additional fee of Rs 300/- (inclusive of Service Tax 14.50%). The service charge and the courier fee is payable in cash at the time of submitting your application.

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How to apply for the Green Card visa?

Well, you need to go through the multifaceted process to apply for and receive the Danish Green Card Visa. Once you are thorough with all the procedural guidelines and requisite parameters, you can apply online generating a Case Order ID. However, it is advised that you coordinate with the Danish immigration expert at Maple Fly to get your file best prepare for the scheme.To start the proceedings, you can fill the free assessment form  to first confirm your eligibility for the Danish Green Card. The expert will call you after the thorough assessment of your profile and with the comprehensive plan as to how you can secure your Danish Green Card Visa.For any further query or consultation in this regard you can directly Call the visa expert at Maple Fly on contact no. 011- 43511747 or inclusive immigration support or fill the free assessment form to get a call from expert with assessment of your profile.

Language Proficiency Level Points
Level 1 5
Level 2 10
Level 3 15
Study Test in Danish as a Second Language 20
AdaptabilityIf you have studied or worked in the European Union/European Economic Area, you can claim a maximum of 15 points for adaptability. You can only claim points for either education experience or work experience — not both.

EU/EEA Education Experience Points
Completion of at least one year of study in higher education in the EU/EEA or Switzerland 5
Completion of at least three years of study in higher education in the EU/EEA or Switzerland 10

 

EU/EEA Work Experience Points
At least one year of work and residence in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland 5
At least two years of work and residence in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland 10
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