1. About ABHINAV
3. Denmark Green Card Scheme
4. Application Process Cost
5. Cost of living in Denmark
6. Employment Opportunities in Denmark
7. Contact Us
We are the change makers in people’s lives where it matters the most. Bridging
geographical barriers and connecting worlds is our motto. We believe in helping to
live a quality life which you and your family truly deserve. So, as global immigration
and visa specialists, we play an important role in helping people select their new
Established in 1994, ABHINAV is world’s leading Immigration and Visa Consultancy firm
catering to every possible immigration needs of its clients. We have a network of offices in
all the major cities in India with experienced staff and seasoned international associates
including professionals, lawyers and authorized representatives in all the major countries.
We are ideally positioned to assist our clients in choosing the right immigration destination
and handholding them through the entire immigration process. Our understanding of
concurrent immigration rules and procedures and learning through past precedents in
managing various immigration and visa situations ensures proper presentation of
application forms and the overall credentials of our clients.
ABHINAV caters to those seeking living and work options to all major countries such as
Canada (Federal and Quebec), Australia, UK, Denmark, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong
Kong and other popular destinations. Our USP is our transparency with clients at all stages
of application process.
Our services include all forms of immigration and visa applications such as Permanent
Resident and Skilled Migrant visas, Investor and Business immigration applications,
Temporary Work Permits and so on. Filing pleas and appeals against rejected and refused
applications is our forte.
Ajay Sharma is the Principal Immigration Consultant at ABHINAV. In his vast industry
experience, he has worked with an array of clients from both India and abroad and
continues to gain respect for his solution-oriented approach to complicated immigration and
visa issues. His blog at www.abhinav.com on immigration and visa matters is among the
most read in the world.
With our solution – based approach, all we need is our clients to think beyond limits so that
we can put our best foot forward. This provides us the challenge to perform better and
exploit our expertise making each of our cases, a big success.
So, let experience stand by your side in this life–changing decision called
Known for its fairly tales, the Kingdom of Denmark is situated in Northern Europe. This
Scandinavian nation consists of Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland. A nation of many
islands, it is the place for those who love to be in the lap of nature at all times. There are
about hundreds of minor islands which are collectively known as the Danish Archipelago.
The nation has been ranked the highest in terms of income equality. It has the most
appropriate climate for business as per Forbes. Between 2006 and 2008, the nation was
ranked as “the happiest place in the world” when it comes to the standards of health,
education and welfare. It has also been rated as the second most peaceful place in the
world. This clearly projects the kind of opportunities for life that would be offered. The
options here are definitely much more than just live and work.
Be it professional or business opportunities combined with facilities which can be
considered as one of the best in the world, immigration to this destination would definitely
not be a mistake.
The Kingdom of Denmark offers a Green Card for those who intend to live and work in
Denmark. This Green Card caters to a residence and a work permit which is issued to
selected applicants by the Government of Denmark.
Denmark is an independent country and is one of the oldest states in Europe.
With Population of 5.511.451 (2009) and Foreign immigrants and their descendants
amount to c. 498,000.
The country has a Gross domestic product: USD 280 billion (DKK 1.642 billion) (2006)
and GDP pr. Inhabitant is USD 45.000 (2006).
Almost 85% of the population lives in towns; Greater Copenhagen accounts for c. 1,16
million inhabitants. The second city is Århus (237,551 inhabitants). In addition the entire
country is otherwise covered by a network of medium-sized towns.
Denmark offers among the best quality and healthiest life in the world and offers a Life
expectancy of for Women 80, 5 years and 76, 0 for men (2009) .The Language used is
Danish and currency is Danish Kroner, DKK. 1 DKK is equal to around INR 9.00.
The form of government is a parliamentary democracy with a royal head of state. The
system of production is capitalist (economic liberalism) with private ownership of businesses
and production. The state and other public authorities, however, exercise a considerable
regulatory control and provide comprehensive services for the citizens.
Denmark is a developed industrialised country. By international standards, the standard
of living is high, and the differences between rich and poor are smaller than in many of the
countries with which Denmark is traditionally compared.
Denmark is a member of the European Union. The proximity of Germany has traditionally
orientated the country south in an economic and political sense, but close co-operation with
Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland, with which Denmark enjoys a passport union, also
ties Denmark to the North.
The country has a coastline totalling 7,314 km in all and a 68-km-long frontier with
Germany. It is a distinctly low-lying country, the highest point being only 173 metres above
sea level, but the landscape is undulating and varied; only occasionally is it possible to find
undisturbed nature, and the view everywhere shows signs of human activity. Only on the
island of Bornholm do we find bedrock, and otherwise the land is characterised by fertile
clayish or sandy moraine landscapes.
Denmark is poor in mineral deposits. However, chalk for the production of cement is found
in considerable quantities, and more oil and gas is extracted from the North Sea than is
needed for home consumption.
Most of the country, 66%, is under cultivation. 12% is covered by deciduous or coniferous
forest, while meadow, heath, marshland, bogs, sandhills and lakes constitute c. 10%. Built-
up areas and traffic areas make up the remaining c. 12%. The climate is temperate, and
precipitation is sufficient to provide all the water needed.
The language is everywhere Danish, and the vast majority of the population has been
baptised into the established protestant church. Denmark is therefore nationally and
culturally very homogeneous.
Danish agriculture is highly developed, producing a considerable surplus of manufactured
foods which are exported to other countries. Industrial production is very varied in relation to
the size of the country. Among the commodities that have made Denmark known abroad
are, in addition to agricultural produce, beer, medicines, furniture, shipping, wind turbines
and products of the advanced metal industries.
Both agriculture and industry are highly effective. Agriculture and fisheries employ only
3.7%, and industry and construction 23% of the population. The remaining 73% are
employed in the service sector, 35% in public and personal services and 38% in private
business, including financial activities and the traditional shipping trade.
Denmark is well provided with traffic systems. The road network is good everywhere in the
country; railways and air links provide quick transport, and the islands are connected by
ferries and a large number of bridges. Kastrup near Copenhagen is the largest
international airport in the country and is at the same time a crossroads for air traffic to
and from the other Scandinavian countries.
DENMARK: THE GREEN CARD SCHEME
Even though you do not have a concrete job offer, it is still possible to come to Denmark to
It is possible to be granted a three-year residence permit for the purpose of seeking work,
and subsequently working, in Denmark. A residence and work permit under the Green card
scheme is issued on the basis of an individual evaluation using a point system designed to
assess the likelihood that the applicant will be able to find qualified work in Denmark.
In order to be granted a residence permit under the Green card scheme, you must attain at
least 100 points.
Points are given for: educational level, language skills, work experience, adaptability, and
age. For free assessment contact us today.
You must have full health insurance covering you and any accompanying family members
until you are covered by the Danish national health insurance.
You must be able to support yourself during your first year in Denmark. Typically financial
requirements for one person will be around INR 700,000/-; for a couple around INR 12,
50,000/- and for every accompanying child below 18 years, one must carry around INR 1,
50,000/- per child.
A residence permit under the Green card scheme can be granted for up to three years with
a possibility for extension of up to four years.
Your residence permit can only be granted or extended up to three months before your
passport expires. This means that if your passport expires in 12 months, you can only be
granted a permit for nine months, or your permit can only be extended by nine months.
Your residence permit can be extended by four years if you have worked for the past 12
months for a minimum of ten hours per week. Your residence permit can be
extended by one year if you have lost your job through no fault of your own (e.g. due to
cutbacks) no more than three months before applying for an extension, and if prior to this,
you worked for 12 months for a minimum of ten hours per week.
If you hold a permit under the Greencard scheme, your spouse, registered partner or
cohabiting partner, as well as any children under the age of 18 who are living at home with
you, are also eligible for residence permits. Your family members must be able to support
themselves and you must live together in Denmark at the same address. Your spouse,
registered partner or cohabiting partner is allowed to work full-time for the entire period his
or her permit is valid.
Processing Fees: INR55000/-+12.36% Service tax
Visa fees : for Principal Applicant 6375 DKK
for spouse 3715 DKK
for Per Child 3715 DKK
* All fee are subject to change without notice
* 1 DKK = INR 9.00; the foreign exchange rate keeps on changing and therefore please
check the latest exchange rate while planning your budget.
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 37.00 kr 30.00-50.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 12.50 kr 10.00-15.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 355.00 kr
Gasoline (1 liter) 12.00 kr 12.00-13.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2
1,000.00 kr 700-1,545
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or
0.77 kr 0.60-1.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 189.50 kr
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 299.00 kr
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 125.00 kr
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 85.00 kr 80.00-95.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 800.00 kr
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 350.00 kr
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 725.00 kr 650-800
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 800.00 kr 700-1000
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,000.00 kr 4000-7500
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,000.00 kr 3000-6000
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,000.00 kr 7800-15000
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,500.00 kr 6350-10000
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 30,000.00 kr
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of
20,000.00 kr 14000-23000
Salaries And Financing
Median Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 18,000.00 kr 16000-23000
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentanges (%), Yearly 3.50 3.00-4.00
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN DENMARK
With major part of the population retiring, Denmark is experiencing a shortage of skilled
workforce. To cater to this need, the Positive List has been introduced by the Denmark
Government which enlists all the occupations which are in need of skilled professionals.
Foreign professionals who are not the citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) or
Switzerland are permitted to work under the Positive List Scheme. They can even acquire a
residence permit under the same. However, they need to obtain a job offer with a Danish
employer before coming to Denmark.
The Positive List offers numerous opportunities for those seeking employment in Denmark.
Some of the sectors include the following:
• IT and Communication
• Education, Social and Religious Work
• Healthcare Industry
• Education and Tuition
• Sales, Purchases and Marketing
There are many different professional areas under the above industrial sectors. In order to
live and work in Denmark, an applicant has to apply for immigration under the Denmark
Green Card Scheme.