The Danish government and “Dansk Folkeparti” has made an agreement on “modernizing” immigration rules and requirements for family reunification.
The government hopes that the agreement will ensure a faster and better integration for both the reunited couples as well as their children. It will also contribute to economic growth and reduced government expenses.
24 year requirement now with point system
The requirement that the applicant must be over 24 years to get his/her spouse to Denmark will be supplemented by a point system to make it easier to get educated, articulate and actively working immigrants in the country. In the same manner, it also gives points if the couple settles outside the so-called isolated residential area, also called ghetto.
The attachment requirement sharpened
In the future, the couple’s attachment to Denmark shall be substantially greater than their attachment to another country. This means, it is no longer sufficient that the applicant has a single visa, but multiple visas to stay in Denmark. The visa will be granted in connection with Danish language courses, which the applicant himself/herself shall pay for.
Doubling of bank guarantee
The 50,000 kroner bank guarantee requirement is raised to 100,000 kroner.
More demands on foreigners in Denmark
Those who have already received permanent residency under the old rules must also meet the requirement of full-time employment for more than 2 ½ years within the last 3 years of their stay in Denmark, if they wish to get their non-danish partners or spouses to the country. The Danish language test is also a requirement they need to fulfill.