Moving to Denmark Becomes Easier for Pakistanis

Denmark consistently ranks high on quality of life indices and is known as one of the happiest countries in the world. It is also highly developed and home to a large Pakistani community in Europe. In order to address labor shortages, Denmark has relaxed its visa rules for foreign workers, international students, and other non-EU workers. Work visa rules have also been eased to attract skilled workers to the country. If you are considering moving to Denmark, it’s important to be aware of the latest updates regarding the various types of visas available to Pakistanis. Keep reading to learn more.

Important Changes You Must Know About

Effective from April 1, 2023, by amending the Danish Aliens Act, the Danish government hopes to attract skilled workers and international students by:

  • Lowering minimum salary requirements
  • Expansion of fast-track scheme for work permits
  • Extended post-study stay 

Denmark Work Visa: Important Changes

Before the latest changes, only those with the minimum salary of 465,000 Danish Krones were eligible to apply for work permits. Now, it is reduced to 375,000. Which means more people will be eligible for Danish work permits. 

Prior to the latest changes, Danish companies with a minimum of 20 full-time employees were eligible to hire foreign workers through a fast track process. However, the requirement has now been lowered to 10 full-time employees, allowing even small companies to hire foreign workers through the fast track process.

Who Is Considered a Skilled Worker in Denmark?

Denmark is looking for skilled workers in the following sectors:

  1. Information Technology (IT)
  2. Science
  3. Teaching
  4. Engineering
  5. Finance
  6. Healthcare 
  7. Social workers
  8. Business people
  9. Bookkeepers
  10. Administrators 

Denmark Student Visa: Important Changes

International students who have completed their studies (graduation, master’s) in Denmark will now have more time to look for a job and settle down in Denmark. 

Denmark Business Visa: Important Changes

A start-up scheme to support international entrepreneurs who want to start or expand their business in Denmark, helping Pakistani entrepreneurs who are interested in opening a new business or establishing a branch in Denmark.

For further information, you may want to contact the Danish Embassy in Pakistan or Travel & Visa professionals listed on OLX Pakistan. 

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