When processing your application, the Immigration Service will pay particular attention to the following conditions:
There must be particular Danish business interests related to the establishment of your business in Denmark.
You must present documentation that you have access to sufficient financial means to run your business.
Your presence and involvement must be vital to the establishment of the business, and you must participate actively in its day-to-day operation. If you have only financial interests in the business - for example, if you are a shareholder - you are not eligible for a Danish residence and work permit.
Normally, you will not be eligible for a residence and work permit for the purpose of opening a restaurant or retail shop in Denmark.
As a self-employed person you will normally be granted a residence permit for one year with a possibility for extension. After two years' residence, you may be granted a residence and work permit for a longer period of time.
If the nature or purpose of your company changes considerably, or if you shut down your company and open a new one, you must apply for a new residence and work permit.
Your residence permit can only be granted or extended up to three months before your passport expires. In other words, if your passport expires in 12 months, your residence permit can only be granted for, or extended by, nine months.