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DENMARK – New Positive List Published

, 05/03/2019

The Danish immigration authorities have published a new positive list, effective 1 March 2019 and valid until 30 June 2019.

What is the Positive List?

The Positive List is Denmark's list of occupations which are currently experiencing a shortage of qualified professional resident workers. Foreign nationals who have been offered a job which is on the list, and have an educational background that qualifies them for the job, can apply for a work and residence permit under the scheme.

What has changed?

Professions added

Finance Director
Deputy/Assistant Manager, sales
District manager
After School Club Manager
Nursing home administrator
Deputy head teacher
Restaurant manager
Environmental Engineer
Landscape architect
Land surveyor
Health and wellness counsellor
Midwife
Food Service Manager
Occupational Therapist
Research Assistant, Humanities
Senior Research, natural and technical science
Professor, health and wellness
Associate/assistant professor, University College
Upper secondary school teacher
Web developer
Civil Economist
Psychologist
Psychotherapist
Laboratory dental technician

Professions Removed

Sales manager
Production manager
Statistician
Actuary
Civil engineer
Engineer, design and innovation
Hospital doctor
Teacher at a public primary and lower secondary school teacher
Teacher at independent boarding school for lower secondary school student
Speech-hearing therapist
Attorney
Assistant attorney
Assistant Judge
Assistant prosecutor
National economist / socio-economist.

Action Items

Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact their immigration specialist for case-specific advice.