Threshold salary set to increase for foreign workers under Pay Limit route
28 Dec 17
IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? The minimum salary for foreign nationals working in Denmark under the Pay Limit scheme will increase on Jan. 1 to 417,793.60 kroner (about US$67,000) per year.
What does the change mean? The new salary minimum will apply to applications submitted on or after Jan. 1 and represents a 2.2 percent increase over the 2017 minimum of 408,800 kroner per year.
- Implementation time frame: Jan. 1.
- Visas/permits affected: New work permits under the Pay Limit scheme.
- Who is affected: Employers who sponsor foreign employees under the scheme.
- Business impact: Businesses should budget for the increase.
- Next steps: Authorities have said they will announce new government fee rates and amendments to the positive list – the list of shortage occupations which are available to qualifying non-EU nationals – on Jan. 1.
BAL Analysis: Employers must meet the new threshold. Extensions of existing work permits may continue to use salaries from the initial application.
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