Immigration News July 2022

Fast-Track Certification and Pay Limit

From 1 December 2022 Danish companies with minimum 10 full-time employees can get certified and be able to use the Fast-Track Scheme, and the yearly amount for the Pay Limit Scheme and the pay limit track for the Fast-Track Scheme will be lowered to DKK 375,000.

12 July 2022


The Danish Parliament has made an agreement to strengthen the international recruitment in Denmark. The agreement is temporary and will have effect from 1 December 2022.

The agreement states that:

  • The yearly minimum salary amount for the Pay Limit Scheme and the pay limit track on the Fast-Track Scheme is lowered to DKK 375,000. However, it is a requirement that the gross unemployment exceeds 3.75% and that the job has been posted on Jobnet and EURES.
  • A residence and work permit will be valid for 5 years instead of 4 years.

The agreement will be dissolved if more than 15,000 obtains a residence and work permit based on this agreement.

Fast-Track Scheme

More Danish companies will get easier and more flexible access to non-EU nationals, whom they wish to employ, since the requirements for a Fast-Track certification are adjusted. The requirement for number of employees is currently 20 full-time employees. This number is lowered to 10, hence more Danish companies will be able to get Fast-Track certified and use the Fast-Track Scheme. 

The Positive List

Finally, the Positive List for people with a higher education will also be extended, meaning that the unemployment insurance fund (A-kasse) may insert additional employment for a specific area in Denmark.

SIRI has published a new Positive List for highly educated and skilled workers. The new list is valid from 1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022.

More information on employment on the Positive List for the Highly Educated and for Skilled Work can be found here.

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