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Denmark Startup Visa for Entrepreneurs

Here is a complete guide on how to apply for a Danish Startup visa, including the requirements, eligibility criteria, and commonly asked questions

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Danish Startup Visa - Requirements and Application Process

Starting a business in Denmark requires a startup Denmark visa for individuals and teams of three people. You must present a joint business plan to establish and run an innovative growth company.

Apply now for a Danish Startup Visa with the help of an immigration consultant.

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Danish startup visa overview

Startup Denmark aims to support innovative businesses with growth potential in Denmark. During the startup evaluation process, businesses such as restaurants, retail shops, and small import/export businesses are usually rejected and need to be presented to the startup panel of experts.

Our immigration consultants have helped foreign owners of overseas companies establish their businesses in Denmark.
To start on time and advance in a way consistent with your business goals, our consultants can assist you in making the necessary preparations.

Denmark startup visa requirements

The following are the requirements that you must meet to be able to apply for a Danish Startup visa.

  • Your business idea must receive approval from the Danish Business Authority’s Panel
  • The ability to support yourself financially is a must
  • As a business owner, you must take an active part in the day-to-day operations of the venture

The business plan that you develop should include innovative ideas and have the potential to develop the Danish business community in the future. A panel of experts will be appointed by the Danish Business Authority (DBA) to review your business idea before it is approved. Upon approval of your business idea, you will be able to apply for a startup residence and work permit to carry out your business. 

Your business will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • How innovative is the business model?
  • How attractive is the market?
  • How scalable is the business?
  • How capable is the applicant or team?
  • Does the business fit the Startup Denmark program?

Make sure that you have sufficient income to cover the costs of your first year in Denmark. If your family comes along with you, you should also prove that you can support them financially. The documents you provide must indicate that. A bank statement can be used as evidence of the financial support that you are providing.

It is essential for the establishment of your business that you are present. In order for the business to run smoothly, you need to be present and take an active part in it.

Royal Migration is widely recognised as one of the UAE’s leading immigration practices for Start-up businesses. By being a part of the Investment Migration Council and the Department of International Trade’s Investor Support Network, our immigration lawyers have been recognised for their efforts on behalf of start-ups.

How to apply for a Denmark Startup Visa?

The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (DAIRI) is the website where you can apply for a Denmark Startup Visa. Here’s how to apply for a Denmark Startup visa:

  • Create Case Order ID
  • Pay the Visa Application Fee
  • Complete the Application Form
  • Register Your Biometrics
  • Submit the Required Documents for a Startup Visa
  • Receive an Answer

The first step is to create a case order ID. By doing this, you are creating a profile for your visa application. You will need to select “Start-up Denmark” as the case type and fill out the required information (name, surname, email address, etc.). You will receive your case number shortly thereafter. 

The application fee is DKK 1,890 (approximately €253). 

For Startup Denmark visa applications, use the SD1 application form. Follow the instructions on how to fill out the application and what documents you need. Ensure that your documents are ready in a digital format as soon as possible.

Within 14 days of submitting your application, you will need to submit a photo and biometrics information. A Danish diplomatic mission abroad or one of SIRI’s branch offices are the two locations where you can record your biometrics.

Danish authorities can accept your biometrics if you are legally residing there. A SIRI branch office is also available for you to submit the biometrics. 

Danish Startup Visa applicants must submit the following documents: 

  • Proof of payment of visa fees. The payment receipt should be attached
  • Provide a copy of your passport (all pages)
  • Proof that a panel of experts from the Danish Business Authority has approved the proposal
  • Demonstration of your financial ability while in Denmark

Documentation regarding company ownership (if relevant)

The Denmark Startup Visa processing time is approximately one month. You will receive an email or SMS notification from SIRI. 
You can launch your startup in Denmark as soon as you receive your visa. You can grow your startup with the help of many public initiatives in Denmark. The local Business Development Center should be your first point of contact.

Duration of a Denmark Startup Visa

The startup scheme allows you to obtain a work permit and residence permit for two years, with an option to extend 

If you want to stay in Denmark and continue to run your business, you must apply for an extension before your permit expires.

Questions? You’re covered

A Denmark startup visa entitles you to

  • Work- It is possible for you to work in your business and do volunteer work for free
  • Denmark is your home until the expiration of your permit 
  • Danish lessons. You will be able to take Danish language lessons in your municipality for a fee

Based on a startup scheme, you can bring your family to Denmark with a residence and work permit. Your family members have the same rights as you when it comes to living, studying, and working. As part of the startup scheme, permits can be granted to

  • Your spouse/partner
  • Cohabiting partner
  • Children under the age of 18

No! The is no citizenship through an investment program in Denmark. The startup visa allows you to reside in the country for two years with the possibility of extending it for an additional three years. Foreigners must meet many strict requirements to obtain Danish citizenship, including an uninterrupted nine-year residency.

With more than two decades of experience and a team of qualified immigration consultants, Royal Migration specializes in processing visas. We have thousands of success stories to share. Let us help you get an authentic Danish startup visa. All you need to do is fill out the contact form.

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