Under the Danish Pay Limit Scheme, third-country nationals can qualify for a residence and work permit if the job offered meets a specific requirement for annual salary.
The minimum amount under the Pay Limit Scheme is adjusted annually on 1 January to reflect the overall evolution of wages in Denmark. With effect from 1 January 2020, the minimum salary that a third-country national must earn to qualify for a residence and work permit is adjusted to DKK 436,000 (approximately EUR 58,345) per year. This only applies for applications submitted on or after 1 January 2020.
In addition, foreign researchers and highly paid employees meeting specified requirements, including a requirement for minimum salary, qualify for a special tax scheme. With effect from 1 January 2020, the minimum salary under this tax scheme is adjusted to DKK 68,100 (approximately EUR 9,113) per month.