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Danish companies can apply for a corporate level approval, known as a 'Company Fast-Track Certificate', to make it easier and quicker for them to hire foreign applicants who are highly paid, researchers, those attending high level training, or those working in Denmark for up to 90 days who are not work permit exempt in any other category.
The Fast-Track Scheme means that the applicant can begin working in Denmark immediately after the submission of the application for a residence and work permit and a brief meeting with the Danish Immigration Authorities.
The Positive List process is reserved for applicants who have been offered a position on the Positive List. The Positive List is Denmark's list of occupations which are currently experiencing a shortage of qualified professional resident workers.
The Pay Limit Scheme is for applicants who have an employment contract with or confirmed assignment to a Danish entity which gives them a salary at or above a certain level and are not eligible for the Fast-Track Scheme.
The ‘Fitter’ category applies where the assignee is being sent to fulfil foreign contractual obligations to a Danish client company which has purchased machines, equipment or systems from a foreign supplier and allows some work-related activities on a Schengen C Visa or visa waiver stay for non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals. To be eligible, the applicant must be assigned from outside the EU/EEA to Denmark for one visit of up to 90 days. It is advisable that there is an existing service agreement or purchase order in place between the sending company and the host company. Assignees must remain on foreign payroll and contract.
Nordic citizens do not need to apply for work permits, registration certificates or residence permits in order to live or work in Denmark. The only requirement is that the Nordic national must be able to identify him/herself if required, using his/her driving licence and/or bank card, for example.
Turkish nationals employed by Turkish service providers who are residing and employed in Turkey, can enter Denmark without visas if the purpose of the stay in Denmark is to provide a service of short duration (under 90 days).
EU/EEA/Swiss nationals on assignment to or employed in Denmark do not need work permits. However, an EU Registration Certificate should be applied for if the stay will be for longer than 90 days, or longer than 180 days if seeking a job.
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