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DENMARK – New Positive List Published

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

What is the Positive List?

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.

What has changed?

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 counsellor
  • Midwife
  • Food Service Manager
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Research Assistant, Humanities
  • Senior Research, 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 student
  • Speech-hearing therapist
  • Attorney
  • Assistant attorney
  • Assistant Judge
  • Assistant prosecutor
  • National economist / socio-economist.

Action Items

  • Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact their immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

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

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2019 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.