Denmark: Temporary Changes for the Fast-Track and Pay-Limit Scheme 

Last Updated on June 8, 2023

Key Points

  • Denmark will introduce temporary changes to salary requirements and employment ratios beginning 1 December 2022


The government of Denmark introduced temporary changes to its international recruitment strategy for foreign nationals under the Fast-Track scheme and the Pay-Limit scheme.  Denmark reduced the country’s gross minimum salary requirements from DKK 448,000 to DKK 375,000 for both schemes on 1 December 2022. These temporary measures will remain valid for a period of three years.

In addition, the government will reduce employment ratios from 20 Danish employees to 10 Danish employees per foreign national for companies seeking certification under the Fast Track scheme.

The government will not issue new residence permits under this strategy if the gross unemployment rate in the country exceeds 3.75 percent or more than 15,000 foreign nationals obtain a residence permit under either of these two schemes.

What are the Changes?

On 29 June 2022, the government of Denmark announced temporary measures under the Fast-Track scheme and the Pay-Limit scheme. The government stated that these changes will support the Danish economy and remedy the labor shortage faced by Danish companies.

Looking Ahead

These new temporary measures will go into effect on 1 December 2022 and remain effective for a period of three years unless there are modifications found in the unemployment rate or foreign national hiring figures. Continue to check the government of Denmark’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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