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Immigration support for hiring expats in Denmark via PEO

Among many other issues companies face when expanding globally is global HR. This includes hiring local citizens and expats, and payrolling them, paying taxes and getting work permits and visas so that expatriates were eligible to work in a foreign country.

If you are a company that is already hiring or planning to hire international workforce for your international projects, you must be aware of how hard it may get to onboard the person if they are miles away. Things can get even more complicated if expats are to be onboarded in a foreign country.

Whether it is to serve your company’s clients in Denmark or to tap into a new market, Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ is here for you.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to work overseas.

Our solution is a one-stop shop service for the official employment of expats in Denmark after they have received a work permit or a visa. Our Global PEO for hiring expats is aimed at employer companies that want to transfer selected candidates or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment.

Note: having one provider that sponsors a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs the expat, minimizes risks of visa rejection and takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, we can provide a bunch of extra benefits in addition to immigration support and onboarding in full compliance with local labor legislation. This includes housing, office, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, and others.

Focus on your primary business goals. And let us take care of the work permit and immigration procedures for you. Use our all-in-one solution:

  1. For long-term assignments in Denmark, allowing to payroll expats with full legal compliance
  2. As an interim solution before incorporating in the country

Hiring and payrolling expats in Denmark

Acumen’s approach to global mobility and expats employment in Denmark is backed with years of field expertise. Our team of seasoned professionals has managed to guide the whole bunch of companies of different sizes and sectors through the challenging immigration and onboarding and offboarding procedure.

We have helped companies to easily onboard, payroll and withdraw employees at the end of the employment agreement when it was needed based on their needs.

If you want to quickly and without risk get a work permit for your expatriate candidate, Acumen International can be your dedicated partner. We will guide you through all steps and advise on the documents required.

Note: we cannot shorten or affect the immigration procedure. However, we can make all necessary preparations so that you can onboard the employee immediately the permit or visa have been received.

We will ensure 100% compliance with the in-country labor legislation during the expats’ employment with Acumen International. Contact us for details on visa processing timelines and documents required to get a work permit in Denmark.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

There are 3 schemes that the Danish government has put in place for companies to employ highly qualified professionals to obtain residence and a work permit in Denmark.

Companies intending to employ foreign employees can apply for residence and work permit in Denmark using either of the following schemes:

#1 – Positive List Scheme

This scheme is for applicants whose profession is presently experiencing a shortage of qualified resident workers.

Estimated time to obtain permit: 1 to 2 months until entry to Denmark, and a further 1 month before the entire process is completed.

Duration of permit: 4 years. Extensions are permissible.
Steps:

  1. Work & Residence Permit Application
  2. Biometric Data Submission
  3. Long-stay Visa Application
  4. Entry to Denmark
  5. Local Registration

#2 – Fast-Track Scheme

Makes it quicker and much easier for companies to employ highly qualified foreign employees. Applicants can start work in Denmark immediately after submitting their application for a residence and work permit and having a brief meeting with the Immigration Authorities.

Estimated time to obtain permit: 1 week to 1 month until entry to Denmark, and a further 1 month before the entire process is completed.
Steps:

  1. Visa Application
  2. Work & Residence Permit Application
  3. Entry to Denmark
  4. Biometric Data and Security Checks
  5. Local Registration

#3 – Pay Limit Scheme

For applicants who are on assignment or employment with a Danish company, and who are not eligible to apply for the new Fast-Track Scheme. Applicants must be entitled to a salary, which cannot be below a certain threshold.

Estimated time to obtain permit: 1 to 3 months until entry to Denmark, and a further 1 month before the entire process is completed.
Steps:

  1. Work & Residence Permit Application
  2. Biometric Data Submission
  3. Long Stay Visa Application
  4. Entry to Denmark
  5. Local Registration

Documents for work permit in Denmark, main applicant

#1 – Positive List Scheme

  1. One original of Evidence of legal immigration status
  2. One clear copy of all pages of passport valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure
  3. One original of Residence Permit Fee
  4. One original of Valid Passport
  5. One clear copy of Highest educational certificate(s) – Copy
  6. Two originals of 2 Passport Photographs 3.5cm x 4.5cm

#2 – Fast-Track Scheme

  1. One original of Evidence of legal immigration status
  2. Two original of 2 Passport Photographs 3.5cm x 4.5cm
  3. One original of Schengen Visa Application Form
  4. One original of Valid Passport
  5. One clear copy; one original of Schengen Travel Insurance
  6. One original of Residence Permit Fee
  7. One clear copy of all pages of passport valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure
  8. One clear copy of Online Application
  9. One clear copy of Highest educational certificate(s) – Copy
  10. One clear copy of Proof of Application
  11. One clear copy of Application Form 04.063

#3 – Pay Limit Scheme

  1. One original of Evidence of legal immigration status
  2. Copy of all pages of passport valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure
  3. One original of Residence Permit Fee
  4. One original of Valid Passport
  5. One clear copy of Highest educational certificate(s) – Copy
  6. Two original of 2 Passport Photographs 3.5cm x 4.5cm

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Denmark without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Denmark.

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