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 publishes the Positive Lists of professions for which 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 72 job titles, while the Positive List for skilled work includes 38 job titles.

Additional Information: The Positive Lists are updated twice a year on Jan. 1 and July 1. The job titles on the Positive Lists can be delisted no sooner than two years after the time they are added. For a complete list of the applicable job titles, please 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 is removed from a Positive List, they are still entitled to renew their permit 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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