In order to be granted a residence permit under the Greencard scheme, you must attain at least 100 points. Points are given for- educational level, language skills, work experience, adaptability, and age. You must have full health insurance covering you and any accompanying family members until you are covered by the Danish national health insurance.
You must be able to support yourself during your first year in Denmark. You need to document that you dispose of an amount equal to Danish start aid (starthjalp) for one year. The monthly start aid amount is (2010 level):
By multiplying the monthly amount by 12, you get the required amount you must have at your disposal. Documentation can be a bank statement in your name.
In order to be given points for language skills, you must document that you have passed an exam in either Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German at a level corresponding to at least Danish Language Test, Level 1(Prove i Dansk 1). You can only receive points for one Scandinavian language and for either English or German. As such, you can receive points for both Swedish and English, or both Danish and German, but not for both Danish and Norwegian, or for both English and German.
You can be granted a first-time residence permit under the greencard scheme for up to 18 months. Before the end of this period, you can apply for an extension of up to two years and six months. Before the end of this period, you can apply for an extension of up to four years.