Normal processing time
1 month

Processing fee
DKK 3,025,-

Who can be certified?

What are the advantages of the Fast Track scheme?

What are the conditions for being certified?

Verification and spot-checks

Certification period

Can a certification be revoked?

The contact person arrangement

What more do I need to know before I apply?

Who can be certified?

The Fast-track Scheme is aimed at larger companies with a genuine need for recruiting highly qualified foreign employees from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland to Denmark quickly. The scheme encompasses both private and public companies, including universities.

You can see a list of already certified companies here

What are the advantages of the Fast Track scheme?

With a certification, it is possible for a company to employ highly qualified foreign nationals without having to wait for SIRI to complete processing the application.

In addition, the Fast-track Scheme gives foreign employees the freedom to work alternately in Denmark and abroad without losing their permit.

A foreign national employed by the company can start working when:

  • The case processing fee has been paid
  • The company has submitted an application for a residence and work permit based on the Fast-track Scheme by using the AR6 online application form.
  • SIRI has granted a temporary work permit  to the foreign employee.

You can read more about the Fast-track Scheme and quick job start here.

The Fast-track Scheme is divided into 4 tracks. 

This means that the company can use the scheme for foreign nationals who have been offered a job that meets the requirements of one of the four tracks.

  • The Pay Limit Track: the foreign national is employed in accordance with the conditions of the Pay Limit scheme.  
  • The researcher track : the foreign national is employed as a researcher
  • The educational track: the purpose of the employment is a high level educational stay
  • Short time stay: this track is intended for foreign employees not encompassed by the rules of exemption for work permits and who are employed for a period of maximum 3 months.

You can read more about the 4 tracks of the Fast-track Scheme here.

The Fast Track scheme gives foreign employees the freedom to alternately work in Denmark and abroad without losing their permit.

What are the conditions for being certified?

A company must meet certain conditions to be certified.

Salary and terms of employment within the company must in general correspond to Danish standards.

This means that salary, holiday entitlements, terms of notice etc. must be normal.

If the company is not party to a collective bargaining agreement, the company must declare that it meets this condition.

At the time of certification there must be at least 20 full-time employees working for the Danish company. Temporary workers cannot be counted as part of the 20 employees.

For a company to be certified, the company must have participated in a guidance meeting at SIRI.

At the guidance meeting, the company will receive information about the conditions of the Fast-track Scheme. The company must declare in writing to have received and understood the information.

The company must send a representative to the guidance meeting with enough seniority to be able to sign the statement on behalf of the company.

The guidance meeting at SIRI is booked in connection with submitting the online application for certification.

Within the past year from the time of certification, the company must not have been convicted under the Danish Aliens Act more than twice nor must it have been subject to a fine under the Danish Aliens Act of at least 60,000 DKK (if the company employs less than 250 full-time employees) respectably at least 100,000 DKK (if the company employs more than 250 full-time employees) . 

You can read more about avoiding illegal work here.

At the time of certification, the company must not be involved in a legal labour dispute.

At the time of certification, the company must not have any serious issues with the Danish Working Environment Authority. This means that the company must not have been issued a red smiley by the Danish Working Environment Authority.

You read more about the red smiley here.

Verification and spot-checks

SIRI continuously verify that certified companies continue to meet the conditions for certification, including the conditions of having at least 20 full-time employees, no serious issues with the Danish Working Environment Authority and not having been convicted under the Danish Aliens Act.

Verification can, among other things, take the form of random spot-checks.

In addition, verification of residence permits under the Fast-track scheme will take place as part of our regular checks to verify whether the conditions for a residence and work permit continue to be met by both the employee and the company.

A certified company must inform SIRI If one or more conditions are not met for any period of time. SIRI will then assess whether the certification will be revoked.

If the company is subject to a fine of at least 60,000 DKK (if the company employs less than 250 full-time employees) respectably at least 100,000 DKK (if the company employs more than 250 full-time employees) or is convicted more than twice within the last  year, the certification will be revoked. In addition, the company will be issued a 1-year ban during which time it cannot become certified.

This can be discounted if he company proves that the situation is excusable and that it has not previously been convicted under the Aliens Act.

 

Certification period

A certification is valid for 4 years and can be extended if the company continues to meet the conditions.

Can a certification be revoked?

If a company no longer meets the conditions of certification, the certification can be revoked.

A certified company is obliged to inform SIRI if one or more conditions are not met for any period of time. We will then assess whether the certification will be revoked.

If a certification is revoked, the name of the company will be removed from the list of certified companies.

At the same time, SIRI will issue a 1-year ban during which the company cannot become certified.

Companies that on 1 June 2019 are banned from being certified  can apply for a new certification when they meet the new eased conditions.

If a company’s certification is revoked, it does not have any immediate consequences for the employees with a residence and work permit based on the Fast-track Scheme. 

However, these employees cannot have their residence and work permits extended and must instead submit application based on another of our work schemes.

The contact person arrangement

Certified companies will be assigned a contact person in SIRI who can give information and guidance about legislation and guidelines in the area of work.

You can read more about the contact person arrangement here.

What more do I need to know before I apply?

An application for certification is processed by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

Before submitting your application, you must create a case order ID for your application and pay a fee to cover SIRI’s case processing expenses. You can do this on the “How to apply” tab to the right. Here you also find the relevant application form, FT1. The application form is an online form.

If you have granted a third party power of attorney to handle the application, the power of attorney must be attached to the application.

SIRI will contact you or the person granted power of attorney by you  if we need further information to process your case.

Below you will find a step-by-step guide to submitting an application to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

It is important that you have carefully read the conditions for being certified before you begin step 1. You can do this on the tab “Need to know” on the left.

 

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Certification

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All fees are regulated every year on 1 January. Make sure to create your Case Order ID, pay the fee and submit your application in the same calendar year. If you pay the fee before 1 January and submit your application after 1 January, your application may be rejected.

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On this page you can order a payment form which you can use to pay the fee at a post office or in a bank. 

The payment form will be sent to the address you give below. 

It is a good idea to gather the necessary documents before you start to complete the application form. You can use the check list below.

If you submit documents not written in English, German, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, you must also submit certified translations into Danish or English.

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completing the application

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The employer completes the form.

In this step you have access to the relevant application form FT1.

Make sure that you have completed all the preceeding steps before you begin.

All our application forms contain careful instructions on how to complete the form and what kind of documents you must submit along with the form.

You can read more about how we process your personal data here.

Note that the FT1 form is in Danish only

 

Use the online form FT1

 

Once you have submitted the online application, you will receive a receipt with a link that allows you to book a time for the mandatory guidance meeting. 

Before SIRI can give you an answer to your application for certification, the company must participate in a guidance meeting hosted by SIRI.

At the guidance meeting, the company will receive information about the conditions of the Fast-track Scheme. The company must declare in writing to have received and understood the information.

You can participate in a guidance meeting no sooner than 14 days after submitting the application for certification.

You will be able to book the meeting using the link you receive, when you submit the application for certification.

The company must send a representative to the guidance meeting with enough seniority to be able to sign the statement on behalf of the company.

If the company seeks certification of several independent subsidiaries at the same time, you are able to book one collective guidance meeting.

You have submitted your application succesfully if you have:

  • created a case order ID
  • paid the fee
  • submitted the application
  • participated in the guidance meeting

You can see the normal case processing time to the right on this page. When we make a decision in your case, you will receive an answer.

SIRI will contact you if we need further information to process your case.

 

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