Today, we will talk about applying for Maternity Leave in Denmark.
Why have I decided to do this podcast episode in this particular matter?
It’s super-specific. It’s really for a small country, but it’s where I live, and I think it’s key that you as an entrepreneur if you’re pregnant and you have a business, and you don’t know if you’re to take maternity leave. Maybe because you don’t have the money you need to keep working or because you think you don’t have the right to get that maternity leave.
That’s what happened to me. I’ve been a business owner in Denmark since 2019, and I thought I didn’t have any rights to maternity leave.
Meaning that if you go on maternity leave in Denmark, you have the right to get help from the government. When you are taking off from your business, you can’t work, and the government will help you with some monthly money.
I thought I didn’t have the right to Barcel, and if I applied for maternity leave, that would be directly related to my permanent residence.
When you move countries. When you don’t live in the same country you were born in, you need to learn all these rules about being legal in that country. In this case, the steps in Denmark to be legal is having a residence then getting a permanent residence. The next step is citizenship. But you cannot have citizenship before you have a permanent residence. If you’re lucky, you can have citizenship in four years. It’s not easy.
In this episode, I’ll tell you about my experience as an entrepreneur and Mexican immigrant in this journey of applying for maternity leave in a foreign country.