Why Denmark?

Denmark is one of the splendid destinations with auspicious European natural beauty. Its strikingly best health care system, work life balance makes Denmark feasible for migration. Denmark is ranked 1st for quality of life and has the best Higher Education System after the United Kingdom and Serbia. The Social Progress Index includes data from 128 countries on 50 indicators and this year Denmark is ranked as number one with a Very High Social Progress. Denmark scored the highest within: Water and Sanitation 99.87 % Nutrition and Basic Medical Care 99.28 %. It is a Nordic country situated in the north-western part of Europe and mostly referred to as ‘Land of Danes’. The Kingdom of Denmark has two territories in the North Atlantic Ocean namely the Faroe Islands and Greenland. It has a total area of 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq. mi) with a population of 5.8 million in Denmark proper. Yes, Danes have a stable government, low levels of public corruption, and access to high-quality education and health care. The country does have the highest taxes in the world, but the vast majority of Danes happily pay: They believe higher taxes can create a better society.

Furthermore, Cosmos is always here to support you with all the services regarding the Denmark immigration. It is established in various norms pertaining to fields of biotechnology, mechanics, electronics and innovations apart from being the largest exporter of food. Why should one not choose Denmark as a place to settle when it has leading innovations and great contributions? Which includes bicycle, insulin, Lego bricks, cauldron, Google maps, dry cell batteries, Carlsberg yeast, Bluetooth and pastries. Living here is favorable as it has a temperate climate with mild winters having temperatures of 1-1.5 degrees and cool summers with 17 degrees.

Being ahead in lifestyle it has also shown the world sustainable living by using bicycles for commuting rather than fossil fuel consumption, it has thus made its mark in sustainable energy usage. Living in Denmark gives one a place to live happily, according to the World Happiness survey of 2017 it is the happiest place. This is apparently due to good wages - working 20 hours per week, high standard of living, equality, democratic government, fast economic growth and eventually the best education and health care system.

The education system of Denmark allows a free education following graduation and compulsory education. There are several educational opportunities; the Gymnasium (STX) has an importance in teaching a combination of humanities and science, the Higher Technical Examination Programme (HTX) pays emphasis on scientific subjects, and the Higher Commercial Examination Programme subjects in economics. Danish universities offer international students a range of opportunities for obtaining an internationally recognized qualification in Denmark, like bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctorates and student exchangeprograms, in English, Danish and French language. Thus, it supports the immigrant with visa facilities and work opportunities, and permits a great quality of life.

Visa Categories

  • Danish Green Card

    Denmark is frequently ranked as one of the happiest countries.Denmark is a country in European Union , Which come under Schengen Zone , Danes(Denmark Citizens) have high Level Standard of living ,and human development .

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  • Student Visa

    Denmark being at a zenith and recognised internationally has one of the best education systems. The robust, fast growing economy, with different outlook and apparently being a happiest place to live makes Denmark a suitable destination for education.

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  • Visit Visa

    A visit visa is issued for the purpose of a short term visit which can be less than 3 months in Denmark and other Schengen countries. Employment is not permitted during the stay covered by the visa.

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Short term visa

  • Tourist / Non Professional Visa

    The purpose of this visa is tourism for less than 90 days

  • Business Visa

    The business visa is given for temporary business purpose and not for the work permit which is less than 90 days

  • Denmark visit visa from Dubai

    Application is given for a period of 90 days, if one intends to visit family or relatives.

  • Visa for medical treatment

    This visa is granted for people who have a medical treatment to be done in Denmark, which cannot be done in their home country.

  • Denmark Student visa

    It has been given to pupils who want to pursue education and internship programs in Danish universities for less than 6 months

  • Transit visa

    is given for 1-90 days to travel from a non-Schengen state to another Schengen or non- Schengen state across Schengen state territory. (Multiple entry transit visa could be granted during exceptional circumstances), can be single, double or multiple entry

  • Short stay visa

    given for 1-90 days, can be single, double or multiple entry

  • Airport Transit Visa

    Required by certain nationals if there is a flight overlay in Denmark before reaching another destination.

  • Study/Sports/Cultural Visa

    This visa is given if the purpose is for attending a sports, cultural event or conferences/ symposiums; for a period of 90 days

  • Official visit visa

    It is granted to people having intergovernmental meetings, consultations or events

Long term visa

For a permanent residence a person has to stay in Denmark for 8 years, the suitable profession, detailed accurate documents and clean criminal records can ease the visa procedure.

The stay can be reduced to 4 years- if the person has strong ties with Denmark, having been receiving education in Denmark since primary school, between the age group of 18-19 year old, be of Danish descent.

  • Work visa: Fast track scheme, Pay Limit scheme, Positive list, Researcher, Employed PhD, herdsmen and farm managers, trainee.
  • Accompanying family members
  • Researchers
  • Trainees
  • Religious workers
  • Start-up Denmark
  • Studies
  • Au pairs
  • Interns
  • Family Reunification
  • Greenland and Faroe Islands

Denmark Green Card Scheme

The Danish Green Card visa Scheme is a point based Work Permit Scheme that allows the successful applicants to live and work in the country for a period of 18 months. The points based system is a simple process if the process is known and one does not require a job offer from a Danish employer to apply in this category as well. Following are some key points:

  • The Danish Green Card visa from Dubai is granted for 18 months subsequently extended.
  • Successful applications will be able to get their family members to Denmark including spouses or children under the age of 18 living with them in Dubai or any other GCC state. The spouse will be allowed to work full time as well.
  • You are authorized to travel across all nations of the Schengen Zone without having to produce a visa.
  • You can apply for permanent residency if you meet certain conditions.

General Denmark Visa Requirements

  • Complete and duly signed application form
  • Valid passport
  • Travel Insurance worth EUR 30,000
  • Flight reservation or travel itinerary
  • Hotel reservation or proof documents for stay
  • Letter from employer- employer contract
  • Bank statements of previous months
  • Medical documents- reports, attested medical treatment details
  • Official invitation copy- stating the purpose
  • Enrolment/ Acceptance letter from college in case of study visa
  • Language requirements

Point System is evaluated as per

  • Education Level Points
  • Bonus points are awarded if your selected University comes under world’s top universities
  • Language Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Adaptability

This visa can be granted for a period of 3 years initially and can be extended for another 4 years making a total of 7 years.

A residence permit can be granted to your family members including spouse, registered partner or as well as your children under the age of 18, who are living with you. For consideration as a partner you must normally have lived together at least for a period of at least 18-24 months.

Benefits of Migrating to Denmark

  • Easy work life balance - excellent work opportunities
  • Avail World's Best Health care benefits
  • Free education for 2 kids till 5 years
  • One of the best Higher Education System
  • Avail family visa
  • 6 months Job search visa for International students
  • Full time work opportunities for spouse
  • 20 hours/week, earn 10 - 15 euros per hour
  • Sponsored education- Erasmus Mundus scholarships
  • High quality education
  • Earn in euros
  • World's Happy and Safe destination to be
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Denmark being beautiful and peaceful place to live, with all amenities provided satiates the work life balance and healthy life style. Indeed a best safest destination for migration.

Cosmos services include Skilled Migration, Business Migration and study abroad programmes, we provide end-to end services from determining the country of your choice, submitting your applications, complying with the requirements, understanding the migration law in specific country or region and what to do before you arrive in the country of destination and once you arrive as an immigrant.


You require a visa for Denmark for business, personal visits or tourism if you are:

  • If a person is not a citizen of a Nordic country
  • If a person is not a citizen of an EU/EEA country
  • If a person is not a family member of an EU/EEA national.

The required documents needed to be submitted with Denmark Study Visa from Dubai are:

  • Language Proficiency proof
  • Visa fee payment receipt
  • Minimum funds which covers your tuition fee (if any, most Danish universities offer free education) and also living expenses for your visa timeframe (around 1,000 Euros per month)
  • Letter of acceptance from a Danish university
  • A filled, completed and signed application form
  • Valid passport with recent photographs
  • Travel insurance
  • Detailed information about the selected study program
  • Accommodation details with the university or independent

Being the capital Copenhagen is one of the most developed cities of Denmark, on a low budget one can choose other locations as well depending on the location of universities or college. It would not only help one to get affordable housing but deduct transportation costs simultaneously.

The biggest challenge comes when one arrives in a foreign country and starts looking for accommodation, it is hence advised for students to book dormitories or housing before arrival. This action makes the journey quite convenient in the beginning.

For accommodation, one has to pay a decent amount which ranges between 250 to 600 euros per month depending upon the location and occupancy.

Denmark is known for a high standard of living with exceptional benefits, therefore living in Denmark would be enjoyable; depending upon your lifestyle and city one can plan your expenses.

Average Living Expenses in Denmark varies from 600 EUR per month to 1000 EUR. Apart from this, international students are advised to open their bank accounts in Denmark as one could avail online banking services instead of caring.

In Denmark, public transport is majorly preferred by the locals as well as international students. Travelling in Denmark is not a difficult task as it is easily accessible and affordable.

Trains, buses, metros and taxis are available for both shorter and longer distances. One can make a monthly public transport pass, which costs around 50 EUR per month. If you are arriving from abroad then airport shuttle bus service is also available.

Being active, smart and skilled would easily help one to get a job in Denmark. It may be quite challenging but working in restaurants and companies where they require English speaking people who can manage foreign clients is an additional benefit.

There are various online job search portals for international students in Denmark like:

  • Jobnet
  • Job index
  • Job support dk
  • StepStone
  • Careerland
  • Job bank

You can be granted a permanent residence permit in Denmark after having a temporary residence permit for eight years. In some cases the requirement is four years.

One has to meet certain requirements.

Lenient requirements apply In case you are:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 19 and have had a full-time employment or a studied full-time since completing primary school (folkeskolen).
  • Person from a Danish descent, former Danish citizen or have ties to a Danish minority group
  • If the person holds a diplomatic passport.

In order to qualify for a permanent residence permit, the applicant needs to qualify for basic requirements or meet at least two of four supplementary requirements. If all four supplementary requirements are met you will qualify for a permanent residence permit after having resided legally in Denmark for four years, rather than the long eight years.

Basic requirements

You need to meet all the basic requirements in order to qualify for a permanent residence permit that includes:

  • Being over 18 years
  • Meet the requirements of current residence permit
  • 8 years’ legal residency in Denmark
  • No conviction for crimes
  • Do not have any overdue public debts
  • Not having received certain forms of social benefits
  • Accept a declaration of residence and self-support
  • Have an employment more than 3 years and 6 months
  • Not have worked against the establishment of your identity
  • Successfully passing the Danish language test

In order to qualify for a permanent residence permit, one should meet at least 2 of 4 supplementary requirements. Once all 4 supplementary requirements are met you will qualify for a permanent residence permit after 4 years of legal residence in Denmark, instead of the normal 8.

  • You need to pass the Danish language test 3
  • You need to have been employed for at least 4 years
  • You need to pass the active citizen exam or have active citizenship
  • Must have had an annual average income according to Danish norms

The citizens need an airport transit visa in order to change the airplane at an airport in a Schengen Area country.

The list of the countries which are subjected to the airport transit visa in the Schengen Area are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Congo (Drc)
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka

There are exceptions regarding the Airport Transit Visa for certain individuals. In case of the following terms, the nationals from the above mentioned countries are not obliged to obtain an airport transit visa:

  • If the person has a residency permit from a Schengen member country, or a valid Schengen Visa for short stays, long stays.
  • If the person holds a residency permit from countries such as, Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino or the USA.
  • If the person holds a valid Schengen visa or a valid visa for entering one of the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries as well as Canada, Japan or the United States, though they are returning from these countries after using this visa.
  • If the person is a close family member of e EU citizen
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Aarhus University
  • Aalborg University
  • University of South Denmark

Yes. Denmark is a Schengen Country.

Specific required documents based on applicant's employment status are as following:

For employees
  • Employment contract from employer
  • Latest bank statement of 6 months.
  • Leave permission from the previous employer or recommendation letter.
  • Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary.
For the self-employed
  • A business license proof.
  • Bank statement from Company of the latest 6 months.
  • Income Tax Return (ITR).
For students:
  • Letter of acceptance.
  • No objection letter from previous School or University.
  • Good academic records
For retirees
  • Pension statement of the latest 6 months.

The parents or legal guardians who are applying in case of minors for a Schengen visa, must submit some extra documents for the underage applicant

  • The minor’s birth certificate.
  • Application forms signed by both parents.
  • Family court order – for cases where only one parent owns full custody of the child.
  • Certified/ attested copies of passport of both the parents.
  • A notarized parental authorization signed by both parents / guardians if the minor will be travelling alone.
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