You have arrived at the right place even as it’s apparent that you have decided to immigrate to the strikingly beautiful Northern European nation of Denmark for residence, study or/and work purposes. The Kingdom of Denmark is a prosperous overseas destination even while it offers a variety of attractive opportunities to those who could be inspired with immigration to this beautiful Scandinavian nation.
Denmark is one of the three Nordic countries of Scandinavia located in the north of Europe. The beauty of the Scandinavian Peninsula, coupled with the pleasing temperate climate in northern Europe, makes Denmark one of the preferred destinations for tourists as well as permanent immigrants in the recent times.
The kingdom of Denmark consists of Denmark, the Faeroe Islands and Greenland. Consequently, the immigration to these three regions is governed by a common procedure called the Danish Green Card Scheme.The increasing in surge of these immigrants adds to the economy of an already fast growing country.
The focus of Denmark, like other Nordic countries has been and continues to be towards education, research and promotion of academia. Immigration to Denmark follows a completely objective points-based system that evaluates carious factors including Education, Language Skills, Work Experience, Adaptability, and Age. This system is called the Green Card system and caters to the requirements of those immigrants seeking work and residence permits in the country.
In coherence with its academic focus, the points based evaluation gives high weight age in terms of points to the education level of the applicants. Those holding a doctorate certificate are at a clear advantage with 80 points out of the required 100 being allocated to them solely on the basis of their degrees.The system stands as:
- Bachelors’ degree: 30 points
- Masters degree (1 year): 50 points
- Masters degree (2 years): 60 points
- PhD degree: 80 points
- College ranks based additional points:
- Top 100- 15 points
- Top 200- 10 points
- Top 400- 5 points
- Positive list qualification earns an extra 10 points
Language Proficiency is regarded in terms of proficiency in Scandinavian languages coupled with one of English or German. Points are awarded on the basis of levels of proficiency attained:
- Level 1: 5 points,
- Level 2: 10 points,
- Level 3: 15 points.
- Study test in Danish as a second language- 20 points.
Work experience is also given considerable weight age in terms of Danish VISA applications. The focus on academia reflects here too with different point systems being followed for research and non-research areas.
- 3-5 years research experience: 15 points
- 1-2 years research experience: 10 points
- 3-5 years general work experience: 5 points
Another factor focused on is adaptability with a view of taking into consideration how well a prospective candidate is likely to gel in with the general populace. Education or work experience (but not both) in Europe or under a European Economic area adds points for the VISA as:
- 1 year higher education: 5 points
- 1 year of work experience and residence: 5 points
- 3+ years higher education: 15 points
- 2+ years work experience and residence: 15 points
Denmark favours the younger population of the world as far as immigration is concerned:
- Up to 34 years: 15 points
- 34-40 years: 10 points
Other than these requirements, the applicant must also meet general requirements of not having criminal records or VISA prohibition in either Denmark or overseas.