Several Indians have been offered jobs in Denmark in return for a payment, which have turned out to be fraud. Please read and follow the embassy's instructions below on how to identify fraudulent job offers.
Have you received a job offer that sounds a little bit too good to be true?
Job offer scams are set up by private individuals, who make fake job offers to professionals aspiring for an international career. By pretending to function as recruitment agents for Danish companies, such individuals deceive professionals into believing that they have been offered a job in Denmark. For their services, the fake recruitment agents often charge a considerable amount of money.
Information about the process to receive a work permit:
The official website for information about the application process is the website of the Embassy of Denmark in New Delhi. Here you can find full instructions on how to apply for a work permit, including information about fees. The decision to grant or refuse an application is taken by the Danish Immigration Service in Denmark.
To avoid becoming a victim of a fraudulent job offer, beware of the following warning signals:
- You receive an offer of a job for which you have not applied.
- You are asked to pay to get a Danish work permit: If you have been asked to pay a large amount of money to receive a work permit, you have reason to be cautious. Danish companies do not charge you any fee for receiving a job offer. When applying for a work permit, the Danish Immigration Service charges a small application fee. For information about all application fees, visit the website of the Embassy.
- You are asked for your bank account details in order to get a job or visa: Information about the documents required for a complete work permit application can be found on the Embassy’s website.
A recruitment agency says that they can get me a Danish work permit. Is this true?
A recruitment agent can help to establish a contact with a company in Denmark. A recruitment agency cannot offer you a work permit. To receive a work permit, you must personally receive a specific job offer from a company in Denmark. Once you have received a job offer, you yourself together with the company in Denmark can apply for a work permit. For full instructions on how to apply, visit the website of the Embassy of Denmark or the website of the Danish Immigration Service.
How do I know if a Danish company is genuine?
- The holder of registered phone numbers in Denmark can be looked up online, e.g. at www.eniro.dk. Note that also false companies can have registered numbers.
- In order to validate the existence of the company in question, you can look up the company in the Danish state’s “Central Business Register” where all Danish companies are registered. Keep in mind that the offer might refer to a genuine company, but still be fraud.
- Call the Danish company offering you a job, and ask them questions about the company and the position. For the purpose of calling, request a landline number and compare the area code with the location of the company.
- Most genuine companies do not use hotmail, yahoo, gmail, or similar types of email accounts, but has their own email domains. Keep in mind that the offer might refer to a genuine website, but a false email ID.
I have received a job offer from a company saying that I will get a Danish work permit, but they have asked me to pay money. Is this legitimate?
Such a claim gives reason to raise your suspicions. All information about application fees can be found at the Embassy’s website.
What should I do if I have been cheated by a job scam?
If you have fallen victim to a job scam, immediately report the incident to the Indian police. Such frauds constitute a criminal offence. Please also inform the Embassy of Denmark about the incident at firstname.lastname@example.org
Embassy of Denmark:
Danish Immigration Service / Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration:
Central Business Register: