Danish immigration authorities released updated income statistics, which will apply to residence and work permit applications submitted from Jan. 1, 2024.

Key Points:

  • An applicant’s salary and terms of employment must correspond to Danish standards to be granted a residence and work permit for both first-time and extension applications.
  • Danish authorities use income statistics from the Confederation of Danish Employers to assess whether an offered salary corresponds to Danish standards.
  • An updated version of income statistics with information from the third quarter of 2023 is now available and applies to applications submitted from Jan. 1, 2024.

Additional Information: Applications for residence and work permits received between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 will be evaluated according to the income statistics from the second quarter of 2023. Current and future income statistics as well as a complete list of the schemes to which this policy applies are available here.

BAL Analysis: Danish authorities update income statistics each quarter; the next update will be on April 1, 2024. Employers should consider the income requirements in their 2024 budgets and understand their responsibilities when completing application forms and employment contracts.

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

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