The Denmark Green Card!

Denmark offers permanent residence programs for foreign nationals who would want to live and work in Denmark. In order to qualify under the Danish Green Card, the applicant has to earn a minimum of 100 points. The criteria for eligibility includes age, work experience, language skills, adaptability as well as educational qualifications. If qualified and scored the above points, an applicant can obtain a permanent residence for a period of three years. More so, the immigrant is permitted to bring his family along.

However, the criteria for eligibility tend to vary based on the country of the applicant. If the applicant is a Nordic citizen, then the immigrant would be free to reside, study as well as work in Denmark. For a citizen of a nation belonging to the European Union or if he is a Swiss national, his admission would be subject to the rules as brought out by the EU regarding the freedom of movement. He might even have to follow certain specific rules.

On the other hand, if the immigrant has already obtained a residence permit for Denmark on grounds of asylum or family reunification basis or on humanitarian grounds, in such cases, the immigrant need not require a work permit to be employed in Denmark.

As mentioned above, an applicant must score atleast 100 points on the various eligibility criteria. With this, he must have complete health insurance which covers the immigrant as well as his family till he is covered by the Danish National Health Insurance.

While applying, it is mandatory the applicant to have enough resources to support himself during the first year of residence in the nation. He must prove this with relevant documentation. This could include recent bank statements in the applicant’s name stating the currency and date of issue.

Incase of applying for a residence permit for the accompanying family, it is important to document evidence that the immigrant is able to support his family members. This proof should either be in the name of the immigrant or his spouse/partner’s name.

Last but not least, it is one of the important conditions that the immigrant does not receive any form of public assistance as mentioned in the Active Social Policy Act during his residence in Denmark.

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