3.1 When UK citizens become third-country nationals will they need permission to work?
UK nationals not covered by the Danish Brexit Act, see 1 above, must generally have a residence and work permit to be entitled to work in Denmark.
Certain exemptions may apply, such as:
- short stays for engagements such as meetings or training. that can be undertaken without a work permit;
- the spouse of a third country national who holds a work permit will be able to work without a work permit of his or her own;
- third country nationals with a permanent residence permit for Denmark are exempt from the requirement for a work permit.
3.2 If permission to work is needed do any quotas apply for employing third-country nationals?
No quotas apply.
3.3 If permission to work is needed, as of when will it be needed?
As a starting point, from the date of a no-deal Brexit. However, the special provisions under the Danish Brexit Act will apply to UK nationals currently staying in Denmark, see above.
3.4 If permission to work is needed, what are the most common categories?
The most common scheme in Denmark is the Pay Limit Scheme under which the applicant must have a job offer with a minimum annual base salary of DKK 426,985.06 (approximately EUR 57,400).
Other relevant schemes include the Positive List (for professions experiencing a shortage of qualified individuals) and schemes for trainees.
All schemes are subject to specific requirements under Danish law.
3.5 If permission to work or stay is needed, how long does the procedure take?
The application procedure for the Pay Limit scheme takes approximately one month if all requested documentation is provided when filing the application.
Both the employer and the candidate must fill out a part of the application form and the candidate must have his or her biometric features registered at a Danish embassy.
3.6 If permission to work and stay is needed, what Government fees would be due for such a permission?
Currently, the fee for applying for a permit under the Pay Limit Scheme is DKK 3,025 (approx. EUR 410).