Denmark – New Positive List Published

What has changed

The Danish immigration authorities have published a new Positive List, effective March 1, 2019 and valid until June 30, 2019.

The Positive List is Denmark’s list of occupations which are currently experiencing a shortage of qualified professional resident workers. Foreign nationals who have been offered a job which is on the list, and have an educational background that qualifies them for the job, can apply for a work and residence permit under the scheme.

Who is affected

Clients who have hired or intend to employ foreign nationals in Denmark.

What to expect

  • Details regarding professions added/removed can be found below.
Professions Added:
  • Finance Director
  • Deputy/Assistant Manager, Sales
  • District Manager
  • After School Club Manager
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Deputy Head Teacher
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Land Surveyor
  • Health and Wellness Counselor
  • Midwife
  • Food Service Manager
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Research Assistant, Humanities
  • Senior Researcher, Natural and Technical Science
  • Professor, Health and Wellness
  • Associate/Assistant Professor, University College
  • Upper Secondary School Teacher
  • Web Developer
  • Civil Economist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Laboratory Dental Technician
Professions Removed:
  • Sales Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Civil Engineer
  • Engineer, Design and Innovation
  • Hospital Doctor
  • Teacher at a public primary and Lower Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher at independent boarding school for lower secondary school students
  • Speech-Hearing Therapist
  • Attorney
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Assistant Judge
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • National Economist/Socio-Economist

What you need to do

Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for assistance in developing the appropriate immigration strategy based on case background.

This alert was prepared with information provided by Copenhagen Relocations and Peregrine Immigration.