If I hold a Green Card, what are my options when applying for a job?

You can get a Danish Green Card based upon criteria such as age, language skills, work experience, and education.

The Danish Green Card allows you to live and work in Denmark and is a work permit. You can learn more at workpermit.com

The Green Card is based on a system of points, where different criterias can give you different amounts of points.
Those criterias are:

  • Education.
  • Language Skills.
  • Work Experience.
  • Adaptability.
  • Age.

If you score at least 100 points, you can obtain a residence permit valid for up to 18 months. In addition, you will be able to bring your immediate family along.

The Green Card secures your qualifications, and remember to mention, that you have a Green Card, when you apply for a job.

Who needs a Green Card?

You need to have a Danish Green Card, if you come from a country outside the nordic countries or outside EU/EEA and you want to live and work in Denmark.

Your responsibility

It is your own responsibility to obtain a work permit if you are required to. If you work illegally in Denmark, you risk deportation, and you and your employer risk fine or imprisonment.

These rules also apply in the case of voluntary/unpaid work.

Read more about your options with a Green Card at Danish Green Card Association.


If you need guidance and advice you can contact some of the places, you see here. At these places you can get help with your job search.

Green card holders who have been in Denmark for less than three years: 
Jobcenter Copenhagen International
Hejrevej 10
2400 Copenhagen NV

Green card holders who have been in Denmark for more than three years:
Jobcenter Copenhagen
Nyropsgade 1
1602 Copenhagen V

Copenhagen Career Program

Copenhagen Career Program helps accompanying spouses of greencarders finding jobs.

Copenhagen Career Program
International House
Gyldenløvesgade 11
1600 Copenhagen V
Phone: +45 20 53 87 64
E-mail: cphcareerprogram@bif.kk.dk
Find Copenhagen Career Program on facebook.

Also check out www.expatindenmark.com.

For more information on seeking a job see How do I apply for a job? and Job search and career.