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Opportunities In Denmark

Settle in Denmark as an Entrepreneur

Denmark has thrown open its doors to entrepreneurs looking to permanently settle in Denmark. Through the Startup Denmark program, Denmark is seeking dynamic entrepreneurs who can permanently settle and establish their startup in Denmark. The program is ideal for entrepreneurs with scalable ideas seeking an ecosystem that can enable their ideas as well as offer them a high standard of living. Y-Axis can help you craft a compelling application that gives you the highest chance of succeeding with the Denmark Startup Program for Entrepreneurs.

Denmark Startup Visa for Entrepreneurs Program Details

The Denmark Startup Visa for Entrepreneurs aims to attract high-growth startups to Denmark with a preference for innovative & scalable ideas. Under this program you can:

  • Settle in Denmark with your dependants for up to two years with the possibility of extensions
  • Get access to healthcare & education benefits for you and your dependants
  • Gain access to a high standard of life
  • Get tax benefits upon getting residency
  • Access to business programs and subsidies
  • Access to European Single Market for your startup

Start-up Denmark is a program run by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) that allows you and your family to apply for a two-year residence permit in Denmark by forming an innovative company that a Danish Business Authority-appointed panel must approve of experts.

Why invest in Denmark?

  • Best place to do business in Europe
  • Productive workforce
  • Flexible and Cost-efficient labour market
  • Well-connected infrastructure
  • World-class R&D and innovation environment

Eligibility Requirements for Denmark Invest Visa

  • Should not be a citizen of either the European Union or the European Economic Area
  • You should be self-employed in your own business.
  • You should not be a European Union or European Economic Area citizen.
  • Submit a business plan with details of the business you are planning to start.
  • Get your business approved by an expert panel.
  • The business you propose to start should be scalable and innovative and should have the easily demonstrable potential for growth.

Application Process

Your application is examined by an independent expert panel based on your business strategy. If the panel approves your business plan, you can apply for a self-employed entrepreneur residence and work permit. The permit is valid for up to two years, with the option of extending it for up to three years at a time.

Processing Time

This business visa takes one month to process and requires a minimum investment of €100,000 in one of several Danish sectors including cleantech, research and technology, real estate and construction.

Benefits of the Program

As a permit holder under the Start-up Denmark program, you will be able to live in Denmark and travel to other Schengen countries. If some extra requirements are completed, permanent residence can be granted in 6 or 4 years. To preserve their re-entry permission, however, permit holders must not stay abroad for more than 6 months on a continuous basis.

After 5 years of continuous residence, holders of the Denmark Golden Visa are eligible for permanent residency, and after 9 years of continuous residence, they can apply for Danish citizenship.

It enables you to grow your company in a well-known entrepreneurial ecosystem, which is bolstered by excellent public business development initiatives and access to the European Single Market.

This includes free personalized advice in public company development centers, in addition to access to numerous programs and subsidy schemes.

Most welfare benefits, including healthcare and education, are available to you. This also applies to your spouse and children.

With the benefits of living in the world’s happiest country, foreign investors and expats will find the Denmark to be the right place to pursue their careers as well as the ideal home for their families.

Documents Required

The documentation required for the Denmark Startup Visa for Entrepreneurs includes:

  • Passport & travel history
  • Educational and business credentials
  • Applicants must be self-employed and non-EU, non-EEA citizens
  • Start-up Denmark is for innovative, scalable and, ideally, tech-driven businesses with a clear growth potential. Therefore, businesses such as restaurants, consultancy firms, retail shops and import/export enterprises will generally be rejected and thus not presented to the Start-up Denmark expert panel
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Meet the financial sufficiency criteria

How Y-Axis Can Help You?

Y-Axis can help you understand and apply for the Denmark Startup Visa for Entrepreneurs. Our teams will help you with:

  • Immigration documents checklist
  • Complete application processing
  • Forms, documentation & application filing
  • Updates & follow up
  • Relocation and post-landing support in Denmark

This is a time bound application and the quicker you apply the higher your chances of success. Talk to us today to know more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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