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Immigration for non-EU citizen workers

Regulation updates as of 1 January 2020

The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) has announced a number of updates to the immigration regulations covering non-EU citizens coming to Denmark to work.

8 January 2020

 

As of 1 January there will be changes to the immigration regulations covering non-EU citizens coming to Denmark to work. 

The changes include
  • The application fees for the Pay Limit, Fast Track, Positive List Schemes and extensions have been reduced to DKK 2,990 and DKK 1,470 for accompanying family members and extensions respectively.
  • The minimum salary requirement for the Pay Limit Scheme and the Pay Limit Fast Track Scheme has been increased to DKK 436,000 per year (approx. 2%). 
  • The Positive List has been updated, which means that a number of positions have been added while other positions have been taken out.
  • The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration’s service center has moved, and is from 2 January located at Carl Jacobsens Vej 39, Valby, for both non-EU and EU citizens. The office in Njalsgade, Copenhagen S is closed.

Companies using the Positive List Scheme should be aware of the specific changes in consideration for new hires to ensure compliance. Furthermore, companies should be aware of the new minimum salary limit when agreeing employment terms for new non-EU employees.

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