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Key Points

  • Denmark will introduce temporary changes to salary requirements and employment ratios beginning December 1, 2022
  • The interim measures will end if unemployment levels rise to 3.75 percent, or 15,000 foreign nationals are recruited under these schemes


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. Effective December 1, 2022, the new gross minimum salary requirements for both methods will be reduced from DKK 448,000 to DKK 375,000. 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 ten Danish employees per foreign national.

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

Looking Ahead

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

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Denmark

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