Important Travel Document Information – Please Read
Ensuring the security of citizens and travellers in Denmark, the management of borders are controlled by EU State authorities. This is achieved by Information sharing controls which are as follows.
- The Visa Information System allows Schengen States to exchange visa data, in particular data on decisions relating to short-stay visa applications.
- The Schengen Information System allows Schengen States to exchange data on suspected criminals, on people who may not have a legal right to stay in the EU or even enter to begin with, on stolen, misappropriated or lost property and on missing persons.
You are required by law to answer any application information accurately and truthfully.
What is a Danish Schengen Visa?
A Schengen Visa is a short-term European visa. This type of Visa enables the holder to travel freely throughout the Schengen area. The visa, itself is issued by one of the Schengen nations. That is to say, you can visit any of the Schengen countries for up to 90 days during a 180-day period.
The Schengen Visa is the most common visa in Europe. In order words, it entitles the holder to enter, travel freely within, and exit the Schengen area from any Schengen member country. There are no border controls within the Schengen zone .
The Schengen agreement was signed by the Danish government on December 19, 1996, and it went into effect on March 25, 2001. However, because to the security situation in Europe and concerns posed by continual major secondary movements, Denmark is one of the six Schengen countries that has resumed border checks.
You must bring the following supporting documents
Application Form Completed.
Two images must be supplied, one of which must be in passport size and taken recently with a bright backdrop.
Your passport, and documents of prior visas, must be valid for at least three months beyond the return date.
A cover letter outlining the objective of the trip to Denmark as well as the itinerary.
Dates and flight numbers defining entrance and departure from Denmark on a flying itinerary.
Reservation of a hotel for the length of the expected stay in Denmark.
Subsistence methods Evidence of adequate financial resources for the duration of your stay in Denmark.
Confirmation of travel health insurance coverage of at least 30,000 Euros.
Tourism is one of the most popular reasons to visit Denmark. There are many other purposes you may state on your application that you want to travel because:
- Friend / Family Visits
- Business Trips
- Medical Treatment
- To Study
- Cultural, such as sports or film crewers
Denmarks southernmost Scandinavian country is known for its gorgeous capital and friendly inhabitants. If you want to stay in Denmark for fewer than 90 days, you will need a Denmark Schengen Visa.
Non-Schengen citizens who do not have a visa-free travel agreement with the area, or who have been refused a visa-free travel, will need a Schengen Visa to enter Denmark. Traveling to Denmark on a Schengen Visa for tourism, business, visiting family or friends, or short study trips is common. It is only valid for up to 90 days.
How long is a Danish Schengen visa valid for?
This depends on a number of things such as whether or not you have had a Schengen visa in the past or how many countries you intend to visit. Generally you first Schengen visa will be issued for the duration of your stay. Future applications may be granted for multiple entry for a number of years.
Visas are available for stays of up to ninety days. Denmark is included in the Schengen agreement. In general, visas issued by Danish embassies are valid in all Schengen nations. A Schengen visa application must be submitted no earlier than six months before the intended date of entry into the Schengen area.
For detailed information on specific parts of the Danish visa process, you can refer to the links in the table on the right to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
Travelling with a Denmark Schengen Visa
Applicants must apply for and undergo a Schengen Visa interview. Youll also need two current passport-style pictures, a passport or other travel document thats less than ten years old and valid for at least three months after your departure date from the Schengen Area. This includes travel and medical insurance up to €30,000, a cover letter describing your itinerary and reason of visit, a flight itinerary and evidence of housing during your stay, proof of civil status (such a marriage certificate) and proof of financial support.
The Danish Visa Code requires applicants for a Denmark Schengen Visa to demonstrate €67.24 each day. This may be done by showing bank statements, hotel bookings, and evidence of income or investments.
For a longer work visa or a short-stay business Schengen visa, you will need an invitation letter to Denmark for business or employment.
If you want to work in Denmark, youll need to prove the embassy/consulate that you satisfy the Danish Schengen Visa criteria. If you are employed, you will need a recent bank statement, a letter from your company approving your trip, and an income tax return. You may also be asked to prove your credentials.
If youre self-employed, bring your business licence, bank statements, and tax records.
Student visas need confirmation of enrollment at a Danish institution, a no objection letter from your home university, and an invitation letter. You may also be asked to prove your credentials.
Determine the kind of Denmark Schengen Visa required for your trip. Collect your visa requirements for Denmark. Make a visa appointment with the Danish Embassy/Consulate in your native country (VAC). Attend a visa interview at your preferred Danish embassy. Wait for a visa approval. Applicant tracking should be possible online.
You must apply at a Danish embassy or consulate in your home country. Denmarks official visa partner, VFS Global, may represent Denmark in your nation.
A Denmark Schengen Visa normally takes 15 days to complete, but in rare cases, it might take up to 60 days. You have six months to apply for a visa.
You will receive all updates to the email address you present on your application and our phone lines are open 9am-5pm (GMT+0) if you have any queries. We can ensure your visa application goes smoothly, however, entrance to the Schengen zone is not guaranteed by approved Visa Applications.
There are 26 Schengen members states in Europe. You can see the full list of countries in the Schengen zone in the table on this page.
You can expect an update on your application within 3 days of submission. You can choose express processing at checkout for a response within 24 hours.
Once you attend your appointment, your visa can take up to 15 working days to be processed by the Embassy.