Planned new Supplementary Pay-limit Scheme

Before the election, the Parliament considered a bill which, among other things, contained proposals to introduce a new temporary scheme for the employment of foreign labour, a so-called ‘temporary new supplementary pay limit scheme’.

The Ministry of Immigration and Integration has recently stated that the bill is expected to enter into force on 1 April 2023.

The bill embodied certain parts of the prior government's agreement reached on 21 January 2022 with the Socialistisk Folkeparti, Radikale Venstre og Kristendemokraterne on "Strengthened international recruitment on fair working conditions and targeting labour shortages". The agreement can be read here.

The new plan means that a residence permit can be granted, on application, to a foreigner who has concluded an agreement or been offered employment in a professional field where the employment involves an annual salary of at least DKK 375,000. The salary requirement is thus much lower than the requirement under the ordinary pay limit scheme, which is currently DKK 448.000.

The scheme will be subject to the conditions that generally apply to occupational schemes, including that recruitment through the scheme must be on usual Danish pay and employment terms. In addition, the new scheme is conditional on:
1. Der kun kan meddeles nye opholdstilladelser, såfremt de seneste tre måneders sæsonkorrigerende bruttoledighed i gennemsnit overstiger 3,75 pct (tal der offentliggøres af Danmarks Statistik), og at
2. The company declares that the position has been advertised on Jobnet for at least two weeks.

We often assist both employers and employees in obtaining work permits. If you would like guidance on what the new rules might mean for you, please contact us.

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