There are different schemes designed by the Denmark Immigration Service to help foreign professionals and skilled workers with their families migrate to Denmark. The schemes are the Denmark Green Card scheme, the Positive List, Scheme, the Corporate Scheme, Pay Limit Scheme and other special provisions for athletes, religious workers, students and foreign diplomats and staff. The Denmark Immigration Calculator refers more or less to Danish Green Card option where points in certain areas are calculated.
What is the importance of a Denmark green card? This greencard is not similar to a US greencard but is more like the UK system where points in areas such as education, language proficiency, and adaptability, age and work experience are assigned points. If the points based on the Denmark immigration calculator total to at least 100 points then the applicant passes this phase and is more likely to be issued a temporary residence permit. The applicant should be able to prove that he has the financial capability to support himself and his family (if they are included in the application) for at least a year.
How does the Denmark immigration calculator works? If an applicant has a master’s degree he gets 60 points. If his English proficiency test score in IELTS is 7.5, then his score is 20 points. If his work experience is 3-5 years from a job that is not in Denmark’s Positive List then he gets only 5 points. If his age is 32, then he gets 15 points. These total to 100 points in the Denmark immigration calculator.
If the applicant’s degree or work experience is the Positive List additional points are added. According to the Denmark immigration calculator, it is possible to gain additional 15 points for adaptability if the applicant has studied or worked in an EU/EEA country.
A doctorate degree is equivalent to 80 points already. If the applicant finished his degree in the top 400 universities worldwide the applicant gets a bonus 5 points. Based on the Denmark immigration calculator, if the applicant’s work experience is in the Positive list then it is possible to score 15 points which totals to 100 points.