Getting a job in Copenhagen

by Alvin

I am really wondering how to get a job in Denmark? After spending time on my vacation and visitting a friend who lives in Copenhagen, I am starting to feel that it could be an oppurtunity to live and work here in Denmark. I am fully aware of the conditions, need and scheme e.g greencard, positive list etc., but I soon need to leave as I have only 3 months on tourist stamp. I had also forwarded resumes and applied to few vacancy around. I will need to get back to my country and apply for work permit and then get back here? Under the green card scheme, it stated that I need to prove substantial financial to afford to live and find jobs here, which fyi, I do have a friend who could guarantee my accomodations and living expenses untill I get a job? Will this be possible to get this approved. Please explain as I do not see whats the next step should be taken from now? Thank you very much.


Hi Alvin,

First if your visa has expired you will not be legally allowed back in Denmark for another 90 days. A visa is only valid for 90 days within a 180 day period. As for your friend vouching for you, he would probably need to show that he has the required amount of money in his account that you are required to have (about 130,000 kr) and may also need to show that amount over what he needs for himself even if he is employed unless he may go on assistance to help cover your expenses. Seriously doubt that they would allow it, but you are asking the wrong person. You need to contact the government about this - immigration or borger service in your Kommune and ask for their assistance.

I have repeatly said on these pages that "I AM NOT PART OF THE DANISH GOVERNMENT AND CAN NOT GIVE YOU ADVICE ON WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH YOUR APPLICATIONS" - follow the advice on getting the right documents and finding work and than talk with the agencies that you are applying to and have them give you the "CORRECT ANSWERS".

Charlie - FYI Denmark

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