Repeal of the Greencard Scheme and changes to the Pay Limit Scheme

Last updated: 10.06.2016 //

On 2 June 2016 the Danish Parliament has passed a bill to Repeal the Greencard Scheme (Law 169) and has also passed a bill introducing changes to the Pay Limit Scheme (Law 168). Both bills will come into effect as of 10 June 2016. 

9 June is the last day one can hand in applications for a Greencard. From 10 June it will no longer be possible to submit new applications for a Greencard. 

It will still be possible to apply for an extension of an existing Greencard and also for a residence permit as an accompanying family member to a person holding a Greencard. 

Please find below a message received from SIRI (The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration). 

“Regarding the Greencard Scheme and the Pay Limit Scheme 

The Greencard Scheme is repealed with effect from 10 June 2016. Applications for a residence permit under the Greencard Scheme submitted before 10 June 2016 will be processed. 

Accompanying family members to Greencard holders can also apply for a residence permit and extension of their residence permit. This applies whether the accompanying family member submits the application before or after 10 June 2016.” 

The minimum amount of the Pay Limit Scheme has been increased from DKK 375,000 to DKK 400,000 with effect from 10 June 2016. This applies for applications submitted from 10 June 2016 onwards. The minimum amount will be adjusted each year on 1 January.” 

The information are also available on  Please see the following links (Please also inform/forward the links to ESP)

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