Denmark is one of the European Union's most active members in trying to recruit skilled workers from around the world. Denmark's immigration policy, similar to the United Kingdom's skilled immigration program, utilizes a points based system called the Danish Green Card to attract skilled workers from outside the EU. In addition, Denmark has a work permit system called the Positive List scheme for people who have a valid job offer from a Danish employer.
It is possible to be granted a residence permit for the purpose of seeking work and working in Denmark. A residence and work permit under the Green card scheme is issued on the basis of an individual evaluation based on a point system.
If you are granted a residence permit under the Green card scheme, you do not need to obtain a separate work permit. A residence permit under the Green card scheme gives you the right to carry out paid or unpaid work. However, a residence permit under the Green card scheme does not give you the right to work as a self-employed person (run your own business).
Green card Scheme:
Green card scheme is followed by the pointing system, need to score 100 points to qualify for Green Card, based on education, language skills, adaptability.
You can be granted a first-time residence permit under the Green card scheme for up to two years. Before the end of this period, you can apply for an extension of up to three years.
Your residence permit can be extended if you meet a minimum income requirement: If, in the course of the past 12 months before submitting your application for an extension, you have earned the average salary (of the public and private sector) for new graduates with a Bachelor's degree.