Denmark Work Permits

Immigration is one of the primary concerns for anybody hoping to start working in Denmark. Permanent employees will find it easy to get their Denmark work permit because they’ll receive “sponsorship” for their entire stay from their prospective employer. The Danish work permit is dependent on this sponsorship because it confirms that you’ll be earning money during your stay in the country. Contracting in Denmark is more difficult because the work permit is tied to one employer, so you have to change it to suit each new contract. Thankfully, umbrella companies provide a convenient and effective solution to this issue. 

Denmark Work Permits

What is a Danish Umbrella Company?

Umbrella companies in Denmark “employ” contractors, but don’t make any decisions about your workload, clients or anything to do with your day to day operation. They simply process your payments by billing and collecting money from your clients, calculating your taxes and sending you a net wage. This is equivalent to the PAYE (pay as you earn) system employed by many companies, and it makes handling your tax in Denmark a lot simpler. The fact that they technically become your employer helps you get your working visa in Denmark with minimal fuss. 

How Can Umbrella Companies Help You Get a Denmark Work Permit?

As your permanent employer, umbrella companies are able to sponsor you for your Denmark work permit provided they’re on the register of approved sponsors. Many different companies offer this service, because it makes contracting in Denmark infinitely simpler and saves you the hassle of continuous paperwork. Instead of changing your work permit every time you get a new contract, you can just work how you ordinarily would under the same permit. They protect you from the bureaucratic “rain” of legal compliance with the Danish immigration authorities. They can even deal with the Danish Embassy directly. 

Through their service you may be able to use a business visa to get started quickly and then transition to a work visa in Denmark. It depends on your specific Denmark visa requirements. Be aware you may have to register for a residence permit in Denmark.

Can Umbrella Companies Also Assist You with Denmark Taxation?

Some umbrella companies are specialists in the Danish tax system. They constantly stay up to date with the legislation and ensure that you get to keep the biggest proportion of your earnings possible. The PAYE system is ideal for most workers because you don’t have to complete any paperwork (aside from submitting your timesheets to the umbrella company) or worry about your taxes in any way (you’ll receive documentation for your records, though). You have a team of experts ensuring that you’re paid promptly and the various requirements for tax in Denmark are met. 

How We Help You with Contracting in Denmark

We work closely with numerous umbrella companies in Denmark and we have a thorough knowledge of the different services they provide - especially regarding immigration to Denmark. If you’re a business analyst, IT project manager, software developer, tester, telecommunications contractor or an oil and gas worker, we can help you get sponsorship for your work permit and keep more of your earnings by setting you up with an umbrella company. We’ll also answer any questions you have about Danish visas or the country’s tax law, and we’ll contact the experts directly to guarantee 100 percent accurate advice. This all comes at no charge whatsoever to you and you’re not obligated to take on the services of any company. We’re just here to make your move as stress-free as possible. 

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Question and Answers about

Question and Answers about Work Permits in Denmark

Q: Is it possible for a foreign national to be sponsored on a Work Permit in Denmark?
A: Yes it is called the Positive List Scheme for Highly Skilled candidates they can also qualify under The Greencard scheme.

Q: How long does it take to get a Denmark Work Permit?
A: 6 weeks

Q: What is the visa process?
A: Persons who have been offered a job in a profession currently experiencing a shortage of qualified professionals have particularly easy access to the Danish labour market. These professions and fields are listed on the Positive List.
The process for Self-Employed people or Contractors, click here
If you're an employees, click here

Q: What documentation is required from the candidate?
A: As above

Q: How much does it cost?
A: €425 (government fee)

Q: Can you transfer from a Business Visa to a Work Permit in Denmark
A: No

Common Questions and Answers about Business Visas in Denmark

Q: Can you organise business visas/Schengan Visas for Denmark?
A: No

Q: How long does it take to process?
A: N/a

Q: How much does a business visa in Denmark cost?
A: It’s a Schengan Visa and costs around €100

Q: Can nationals of certain countries enter Denmark without a Business Visa? For example on an entry visa or visa waiver?
A: Yes all EU country nationals and most first world nationals.