Denmark: Salary Adjustments for Residence and Work Permit Extensions

February 10, 2022

Key Points 

  • The government of Denmark will require new salary requirements to meet Danish salary standards for a residence and work permit  

Overview  

The government of Denmark’s Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) announced that it will change its practices for accessing the salary requirements for residence and work permit holders applying for permit extensions. Beginning 1 March 2022, SIRI will assess whether the foreign national’s salary corresponds to the Danish salary standards when applicants apply for residence and work permit extensions or new residence and work permits. For a comprehensive list of schemes in which this will apply to, click here.  

What are the Changes

The government of Denmark will adjust how salary requirements are set for individuals applying for extensions or new residence and work permits beginning 1 March 2022. Previously, salary requirements for residence and work permit extensions were determined based on the salary that was set in the original employment contract. Now, SIRI will assess whether the foreign national’s salary on the residence and work permit extension correspond to Danish salary standards. If the pay is below the Danish standards, an extension will not be granted.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Denmark’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

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