The Danish government has set the government fees and minimum salary for foreign nationals working in Denmark under the Pay-limit scheme for 2022.

Key Points:

  • Denmark’s minimum gross salary increased to 448,000 kroner per year (37,334 DKK per month) under the Pay-limit scheme.
  • Authorities adjusted the 2022 governmental fees for principal and dependent Pay-limit scheme applicants as follows:
    • An increase to 4,430 DKK for principal applicants.
    • A decrease to 1,640 DKK for dependent applicants.

BAL Analysis: Employers must meet the new threshold for new work permits under the Pay Limit scheme as of Jan. 1. Extensions of existing work permits may continue to use salaries from the initial application.

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