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Danish Green Card

Danish Green Card allows you to get the residence permit to look for work or do work in Denmark. The work permit and residency in Denmark under the Green Card Scheme is granted to a candidate, based on his score in point based evaluation system.

There is no separate work permit is required, if you have been allocated a residence permit under Green Card scheme. You can live and work in Denmark with the residence permit under Green Card Scheme; however, no self employed business is allowed under this scheme. In order to be granted a residence permit under the green card scheme, you must attain a minimum of 100 Points. Points are given for: educational level, language skills, work experience, adaptability, and age.

Key Benifits

  • You are allowed a free movement across all the countries of the Schengen Area without visa.
  • You can make application for the permanent residency (PR) if you in case you fulfill certain conditions.
  • Your family members accompanying you can also live, work and study fulltime in Denmark once you are settled.
  • For the first time, you get the residence permit up to two years, under Green Card Scheme. You can apply for the extension of your permit up to 3 years, before it gets expired.

Eligibility Criteria

Danish Green Card issuance is based on the point based immigration system. Hence, you need to score at least 100 points aggregate based on your key profile details, i.e. Language Skills, Work Experience, Education, Adaptability, and Age to become eligible to be selected for Danish Green Card.

Below is the point’s allocation system for Danish Green Card

Education Level Points
Bachelor’s degree/Graduated from medium-length education 30
Bachelor’s degree followed by one-year Master’s degree 50
Master’s degree 60
PhD 80
Bonus points if your University falls under world’s top universities Points
Top 400 10
Top 200 15
Top 100 20
Language Skills Points
Danish level 1 5
Danish level 2 10
IELTS 5.0-6.0 Band or Danish level 3 20
IELTS 6.5 Band or Studies Danish as second language for 1 year of study or work 40
Adaptability Points
Completion of 1 year of study in higher education program in EU/EEA Country or Switzerland 5
Completion of 3-5 year of study in higher education program in EU/EEA Country or Switzerland 10
Professional Experience in EU/EEA/Switzerland Points Points
1 year (12 consecutive months) legal residence and work in EU/EEA Country or Switzerland 5
2 year (24 consecutive months) legal residence and work in EU/EEA Country or Switzerland 10
Danish Language skills in education as Level 2 5

Understanding the Certificate of sponsorship for Tier 2 UK visa

A certificate of Sponsorship (COS) for the Tier 2 visa applicant is an application record that has personal and Job information. It is important to understand that COS is not a certificate; rather, it is a digital certificate reference number that the appellant is given.

The employer needs to give the Certificate number to the applicant so that the candidate can apply for a Tier 2 UK visa

The certificate of sponsorship number is valid for three months from the date of issue, and it can be used only time for one application. The employer also needs to confirm that you will be paid the appropriate salary as per the job description for the position that you intend to be filled.

The aspiring candidate can check the appropriate rate for your job category in the UKVI official codes of Practice for skilled Work document.

When an applicant leaves the UK before the expiry of the tier 2 Visa period, then there are 12 months cooling-off period that is given to the appellant with some exceptions, the applicant will not be able to enter the UK again via the Tier 2 route again toll; these 12 months have passed from the time that the applicant left the UK.

How proficient the appellant needs to be in the English language?

The appellant should be able to speak, write, read and comprehend easily in the English language. There are three ways through which the point score for the English language are calculated –

  • The applicant is a national of an English Speaking country.
  • The applicant should have passed the English language test from an English language test provided.
  • The applicant should have a degree that was taught in English or should have a bachelors or an equivalent degree from the UK.

What is the processing time for a Tier 2 visa and also the cost of the application?

The general time of the Tier 2 Visa processing is around three weeks for the UKVI to make the decision on the appellation outside the UK. The time will depend on the applicant's credentials and also the current UK scenarios as well.

The fees will depend on the type of application that the candidate is making, which includes the nature of the Job and also the duration of the Job. If your application is for a shortage occupation, then the processing will be fast, and the fee will be less.

The validity of the Tire 2 Visa is for Five years after that; the appellant needs to extend it or apply for another visa. You can change your employer or Job if your visa expires. After five years of stay in the UK, you can also apply to settle (It is also called Indefinite leave to remain). This provides the applicant with the right to live, work and study in the UK. You need to apply for British nationality in such a case which can be 12 Months after being settled.


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