DENMARK: New Positive List Published

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

Our Advice

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

For general advice and information on immigration and business travel to Denmark, please email us at enquiries@newlandchase.com.