Danish immigration authorities published the new Positive Lists for professions experiencing a shortage of qualified professionals in Denmark.

Key Points:

  • The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) publishes the Positive Lists of professions where there is a regional or national shortage of qualified professionals.
  • Individuals who have been offered a job included on one of the Positive Lists can apply for a Danish residence and work permit based on their respective scheme.
  • The new Positive List for people with a higher education includes 141 job titles (up from 72), while the Positive List for skilled work includes 61 job titles (up from 38).
  • Project or information technology leaders have been added to the higher education positive list, along with data analysts, programmers and system developers, among others.
  • The skilled work Positive List added information technology support professionals while removing information technology operators, among other changes.

Additional Information: The Positive List is updated twice yearly, on Jan. 1 and July 1. The job titles on the Positive List can be delisted no sooner than two years after the time they were added. For a complete list of included job titles, find more information here.

BAL Analysis: The Positive Lists are an important component of Danish immigration policy that designate shortage occupations and allow individuals in these professions to receive residence and work authorization in Denmark. If an individual’s job title was removed from the Positive List, they are still entitled to renew their permits if they qualify under the renewal conditions. Employers should be aware of the updated Positive Lists and understand the conditions and responsibilities when offering applicable positions.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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