Citizens of many countries are considering emigrating to Denmark . This country really gives real prospects for a calm and prosperous life, good work and social security. Immigrants can count on the most benevolent attitude from both the state and the natives of the country. Here are very high living standards, quality education, a favorable investment climate and excellent conditions for creating your own business.
The easiest ways to immigrate are marriage to a citizen of the country and refugee status. Although the government has recently taken very strict measures to limit migration flows, it is very difficult to obtain political asylum. But it is quite possible to go to Denmark for permanent residence for those who do not have Danish relatives and are not persecuted in their homeland.
To obtain the right to reside and stay in Denmark will help:
- Getting a Job;
- opening and running a business;
- study and subsequent employment;
- investment in the country’s economy.
In order to immigrate to Denmark on a work visa, family program or as an investor, you need to live in the country for at least 2 years. After that, a seven-year residence permit is issued, at the end of which you can apply for citizenship.
Obtaining refugee status in Denmark
If a foreign citizen applies for asylum and can document that he is being persecuted in his homeland or he was forced to leave for Denmark from a zone of military conflict, then according to current international standards, Denmark can grant him refugee status. Every year, about 500-1000 applicants receive this status.
Initially, accommodation is provided in a comfortable modern refugee camp, free food, medical care and money for small expenses. You will need to stay in this camp all the time while the dossier is being considered and the issue of issuing a residence permit is being decided. If the story told is not credible and is not supported by documents, then the so-called “unreasonable procedure” is carried out, when the documents are sent to the Refugee Committee for more detailed study. If a “reasonable procedure” is carried out, then the documents are immediately sent to the Immigration Service.
Recently, migration to Denmark has become very large and the process of obtaining refugee status has become more complicated. Quotas for assigning status are allocated for each country by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. After a positive decision, a foreigner’s passport is issued, according to which you can move freely in the Schengen area.
Marriage to a Danish citizen
Since 2012, under the influence of the fact that migration to Denmark has increased dramatically, those wishing to obtain the right to reside in this way, changes have been made to immigration laws. Immigration services will very seriously check the registered or civil marriage. The status obtained can be canceled if it is found that the marriage is fictitious.
If a foreign citizen (citizen) marries a Dane (Dane), then a residence permit is issued automatically, subject to the following conditions:
- Marriage should be entered into, first of all, with the aim of creating a family by mutual consent, and not for financial reasons.
- The spouses must be over 24 years of age.
- The spouses must live in Denmark, share a household and have the intention of acquiring citizenship.
- One of the spouses must be a Danish citizen or have a residence permit for at least 3 years.
- It is necessary to show the presence of a sum of money in the amount of 50 thousand Danish kroner and living space in the calculation of 20 m 2 per person.
- If the marriage is not officially registered, then the couple must live together for at least 18 months.
The very procedure for obtaining a residence permit for spouses, on the contrary, has been greatly simplified. Now they do not need to pass an immigration test and pay a consular fee when applying for a visa. You only need to pass a language test six months after receiving a residence permit.
Reunion with relatives
If there are family ties with those who are citizens of the country, then you can go to Denmark under the family reunification program. Under this program, a residence permit is immediately granted for a period of 1 year, and after 7 years of residence, subject to the complete completion of the immigration process, passing the language exam and no problems with the law, you can obtain the status of a permanent resident of Denmark (permanent residence).
The reunification program applies not only to spouses, but also to all close relatives: children under 18 years of age and parents under 60 years of age who do not have other relatives in Denmark who could provide assistance to them. Minor children can immigrate to Denmark if their parents have citizenship or a residence permit in this country or in one of the Scandinavian countries. They should not be deprived of parental rights.
There is a requirement for a minimum amount of DKK 50,000 and 20 m 2 of living space per person in order for a family to exist in normal conditions. After the completion of the family restoration procedure, the child in a year receives a residence permit up to 18 years old and must live only with his parents.
Working in Denmark and the prospects for staying in the country
If you want to emigrate to Denmark , you can consider professional immigration to this country. There are many programs that help attract qualified people who can benefit its development. The main requirements for immigrants are: a good education, work experience and a profession from the Positive List of scarce specialties.
For people who decide to leave for Denmark and are interested in finding a job on their own, a Green Card program has been created. It provides for a point system for assessing the professional and personal qualities of a potential immigrant. Anyone who manages to score 100 points receives a residence permit for 3 years with the right to look for work.
Those to whom a Danish employer can offer a highly paid job (from 375 thousand Danish kroner per year) are given the opportunity to immigrate to Denmark under the “Minimum Salary Program” (Pay Limit). To participate in the program, it is necessary to conclude an employment contract with the employer and pass authorization, i.е. confirm the level of education received and its compliance with Danish educational standards.
If a work permit and a residence permit are obtained on the basis of a temporary employment contract, then after its expiration, 6 months are given to search for a job, after which you need to obtain a new permit and apply for a residence permit again. If the circumstances have not changed, then the permit and residence permit are simply extended.
Business immigration to Denmark
Due to the lack of natural resources in the country, the main focus of the Danish economy is on trade, finance, services and transportation. This makes it possible to immigrate to Denmark in order to participate in promising business projects and investments. This immigration route is considered the most reliable, but it requires start-up capital.
Owners and co-owners of companies registered in Denmark receive the right to reside and further integration into society. To open your company, you will need to develop a business plan and show the availability of funds in the amount of 50 thousand euros. Subject to successful work, payment of all taxes and social contributions, as well as the creation of jobs, a residence permit is granted.
Initially, it is given for 12 months and for the first three years it will need to be renewed every year. But this is a great opportunity to go to Denmark and enjoy many rights and benefits: moderate tax rates, low labor costs, benefits for investors, favorable conditions for writing off depreciation of production. For foreign entrepreneurs, the possibility of lending in Danish banks is provided. The loan is given for 25 years at 7-12% per annum.