DENMARK (June 1, 2017) – Stricter criteria set for permanent residence
Expect longer waiting periods and stricter qualifying requirements to obtain permanent residence permits
IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Denmark has adopted stricter qualification criteria for foreign nationals seeking permanent residence permits.
What does the change mean? The new rules increase the minimum requirements to eight years of legal stay, regular full-time employment for 3 ½ of the previous four years, and not having received public benefits within the previous four years. Applicants may qualify for permanent residence after only four years of legal stay if they meet certain minimum salary, employment tenure and language skills requirements and pass a citizenry exam.
Background: Under the new rules, foreign nationals must meet all of the following rules to be eligible for permanent residence:
Individuals may apply for permanent residence after four years of legal stay if they meet all of the following:
BAL Analysis: Employers and individuals should be aware of the longer waiting period and stricter qualifying requirements to obtain permanent residence permits.
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