Unlike most countries, Denmark lacks a residency by investment scheme. Danish authorities are quite picky with who gets to immigrate, especially when evaluating business migrant applications.
Currently, Denmark offers one method of business migration, which is the Startup Visa.
Denmark Startup Visa
The Denmark Startup Visa application process takes 6 weeks for your business plan to get approved. Add a further 1 month for the resident permit.
The program offers applicants 2-year residency permits. After 6 years, applicants can obtain permanent residency status (or in 4 years under certain requirements).
Naturalization is an option after 9 years of Danish residency.
The Startup program is designed for foreigners to establish an innovative business in Denmark.
The business concept is submitted to an expert panel to be reviewed. The panel is selected by the Danish Business Authority.
After the idea is approved, the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) processes the application. The applicant is then given a work and a residence permit.
The Startup Program is applicable to both individuals and teams. Up to 3 people per team are allowed, where they must belong to the same business venture.
- Copy of all the applicant’s passport pages. This includes every empty page, and front/back cover of the passport.
- Proof of the paid fee. The receipt should be attached to the payment.
- Proof of the Danish Business Authority’s expert panel approval.
- Proof that the applicant can support themselves during their stay.
- Proof of company/business ownership (if necessary).