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As part of the agreement, the government accommodated a long list of further immigration restrictions championed by the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party.
If you are a foreigner living in Denmark, here is what you need to know about the new immigration rules (note that these do not apply to EU citizens):
Tougher restrictions on permanent residence
“Denmark should be open for those who can and will, but the doors should be shut to those who won’t,” the budget agreement reads.
With that, the government has pushed through yet another round of restrictions on immigrants who want to obtain permanent residency.
Foreigners can now first apply for permanent residency after eight years in Denmark. That is an increase from the current six year period that was implemented as part of a comprehensive immigration bill passed at the outset of the year.