Residence permit that is under the Greean Card Scheme allows you to carry out paid or unpaid work. But, the Ministry of Integration specifies that this residence permit will not give the permission for self employment. To obtain residence under the Danish Green Card, one must have to score a minimum of 100 points. Points can be obtained for language skills, educational level, adaptability, age and work experience.
You can get a residence permit under the Green Card Scheme for up to three years time period. Before this period is to complete you can apply for an extension of 1 year. And, before the end of this period you can apply for an extension of 4 years.
The 5 main areas the applicants are assessed upon are,
The immigration service will not disclose in advance how many points a candidate can score in the given category. If the immigration authorities are unable to assess the level of education, they ask for the Danish Agency for Internation education to assess the education level. You must get the minimum points that are described on the point system.
There are some countries whose citizens are exempt from the visa requirement. The list of these countries is put up on the official immigration authority's web site.
A positive list is a list of the professions currently experiencing a shortage of qualified professionals. Its significance lies in the fact that if the applicant has been offered a position/job in one of these shortage occupations and has the required educational qualifications, etc., he or she can be granted a visa to work in the offered position/job.
There are some conditions to be met for an applicant to be allowed to pursue an educational program in Denmark. These include conditions such as the applicant must have been admitted to a higher educational program, he/she can speak one or more of the following languages: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German and that he/she can support himself/herself financially with his/her own means for the duration of his/her stay. Further details regarding these requirements can be obtained from the concerned/relevant authorities.
Typically, an applicant who meets the conditions which are set down in the United Nations Refugee Convention, or those conditions of Protected Status as defined in Section 7 of the Danish Aliens Act are granted asylum.