Work Visa

Denmark work visa allows an individual to do work to contribute to the nation’s economy. Before start working in Denmark,  you need to check whether you require work and residence permit to work. You have to apply for work permit even if you are conducting unpaid work or voluntary work.  For being able to apply for a work visa, you have to select one of the work visa types and meet the requirements.

If you are a citizen of a Nordic country, you can freely live and work in Denmark. EU/EEA or Swiss citizens are eligible to work in Denmark under EU rules with special regulations based on EU rules on freedom of movement.  If you already are Danish residence permit holder on the grounds of asylum or on Family Reunification Scheme, you can work in Denmark without holding any visa.


Denmark tops the chart of leading European Union nations which welcomes skilled workers from all over the globe. Several immigrants move to Denmark because of its work life, steady business environment and excellent job opportunities in various fields such as IT, Management, Health and medicine, Engineers and so on. Further, to procure benefits of residing in this amazing place, availing a right kind of Work Visa is the foremost thing to be done.

Danish government has structured various schemes to make it simpler for overseas skilled professionals to acquire a Denmark Work Permit as well as residence permit.Work Visa program eventually leads to Permanent Residency Visa which let immigrants to enter and settle down in Denmark and appreciates the rights & benefits in the nation without being its citizen. Permanent Residency select talented immigrants who are not supported by any Employer nor have any former employment offer from Denmark, however have their own abilities in a specific occupation needed in the Country.

Types of visa to work in Denmark

Denmark work visa is designed for skilled international workers who are seeking successful career growth along with peaceful life. You can choose any of the visa categories as per your qualifications and occupation to work in Denmark. Danish Immigration Government has crafted many visa types to attract overseas professionals to work in Denmark. You need to attain valid employment to get a work permit in Denmark.

a) Denmark Positive List

Denmark Positive List consists of the occupations that are high in demand in Denmark. The occupations that are facing a shortage of skilled professionals are mentioned on this list.  You should be at least Bachelor degree holder to get a position on the occupation list.

b) Pay Limit Scheme

You may apply for work and residence permit based on the Pay Limit Scheme if you have highly paid offer in Denmark. To be eligible to qualify for a work and residence permit in Denmark under this scheme, you must have job offer from a Denmark employer and it should be not less than  DKK 375,000 a year.

c) Green Card Scheme

Green card scheme provides you right to live and work in Denmark. It is entirely points-based system and you have to score at least 100 points on the points system based on the factors like Age, Language, Education etc. to apply for the scheme.

Denmark Work visa process:

If you are not from EU, you have to get residence and work permit to work in Denmark. If you want to work in an occupation which has the shortage of staff, it would be easier to get a work permit for that particular job. You can check whether your occupation is mentioned on the list. If your occupation is there on the list, chances are high to get Danish work permit.

You can submit your application via online or in person at a local Denmark Embassy office. You need to submit all the required documents, biometric data and fingerprints. You need to complete all this before traveling to Denmark at your local embassy, however, you may go through certain changes as it all depends on your nationality and your date of submitting the application.

Work visas for part-time, long-term and Seasonal workers

a) Students who are living in Denmark under a student visa and studying higher educational course, you will be allowed to work up to 15 hours in the session and during summers break, you can do work on the full-time basis.

b) You may apply for the residence permit under the Establishment card Scheme to look for a job if you have done your Master or Ph.D. degree in Denmark. You have to submit your application through the online process.

c) You may apply for the Working Holiday Visa to spend your holidays and also look for the job meanwhile. Your selection criterion depends on the factors like your age and nationality. This working holiday visa is valid up to 12 months.

Denmark Work Visa Fee

Work Visa TypeFees
Denmark Positive ListDKK 3,165
Pay Limit SchemeDKK 3,165
Denmark Resident permit to seek jobDKK 3,165
Denmark Green Card SchemeDKK 6,375
Corporate SchemeDKK 3,165
Athletes, embassy employees and Trainees ( residence permit under the Danish Aliens Act)DKK 3,165

Denmark Work Visa for Indians

Denmark is the top tourist spot for Indians because of its vibrant culture and fascinating beauty. You can also move to Denmark for the job purpose or to study higher education. You may apply for a short-term or long-term period.

a) Short-term stay visa- you can’t stay more than 90 days under this visa.

b) Long-term visa – You may apply for a Long-term stay visa if you have to travel for business assignments, the family member of EU citizen, the family member of outside EU, who is living in Denmark, for educational or seminars.

Denmark work visa fee for Indians

The visa fee for Denmark work visa is INR 15,100.  For a child between 6 to 12 years of age, it is INR 2600 for short stay visa.

Denmark work visa processing time for Indians

The average processing time for visa applications is 15 business days but it may vary depending on the individual cases.

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