Adjustment of SIRI’s practice when processing applications for extensions in the area of work

NEWS 1 March 2022

In order to be granted a residence and work permit based on salaried work in Denmark, it is a requirement that the foreign national’s employment corresponds to Danish standards for salary and terms of employment.

Regarding applications for extension in the area of work, SIRI’s practice until now has been to assess whether the foreign national has received a salary that corresponds to the employment contract on the basis of which the residence and work permit was granted.

From now on, SIRI will assess whether the foreign national’s salary corresponds to Danish standards when the foreign national applies for an extension of his or her residence and work permit under the following schemes:

The adjusted practice for processing applications for extension will take effect for applications submitted from 1 March 2022 onwards.

SIRI’s assessment of whether the salary corresponds to Danish standards will take place according to the same principles as in first time applications. If the pay is below the usual level, an extension of the residence and work permit will not be granted.

Read more about Danish Standards for salary and terms of employment here

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