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General information about applying for a Schengen Visa to Denmark

The Schengen area includes the following 25 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. A visa for one of the countries in the Schengen area is valid for a stay in all the other Schengen countries during the period for which the visa is valid. Application for a C visa should be made to the Embassy of the country of your main destination.

(Denmark and Ukraine has entered into an agreement on the facilitation of the issuance of Schengen visas for an intended stay of no more than 90 days per half year to the citizens of Ukraine. The agreement is in force as from 1.3.2009. See the content of the agreement here. The agreement aims at facilitating the circulation of all legal travellers. The agreement should be seen in connection with agreement between The European Community and Ukraine on the facilitation of the issuance of visas as from 1.1.2008 . The agreement introduces preferential and simplified visa processing for certain categories of Ukrainian citizens. The main simplifications are: visa fee exemption for certain categories of Ukrainian nationals (read more in the left menu "Waivering visa application fee"); Ukrainians with diplomatic passports are visa exempt and can travel without a visa to Denmark; the processing time is minimized and documents required has been reduced.)

As of January the 1st 2016 the Visa Facilitation Agreement has been revised, for more information please click here

Who can apply

Anyone can submit an application for visa. Please be aware that the passport should be valid for three months beyond the intended stay in Schengen, it cannot be issued more than 10 years ago and there should be at least two empty pages especially assigned for visa.


What to apply for

If you plan to stay in Denmark for less than 90 days to visit friends, family, business or tourism purposes, you are advised to apply for a short-stay C visa. Max period of stay is 90 days per 6 months.

For more information about short term visas, please check the homepage of the Danish Immigration Service

If you intend to stay in Denmark for more than 90 days or if you intend to work or study, you are advised to apply for the appropriate residence/work/study permit.

If you are married to a Danish citizen and intend to stay in Denmark for more than 90 days, you should apply for a residence permit.


Where and how to apply

All applications for visa, residence and work permits are to be submitted through VFS' Visa Application Centre.

It is possible to submit a visa application directly to the Embassy, but only with prior appointment. A waiting time for an appointment of up to 2 weeks should be expected.

Persons who are family members of persons covered by EU regulations have the right to apply directly at the Embassy.

From the 1st of October 2010 Georgian citizens can apply for a Danish Schengen visa  the Estonian Embassy in Tbilisi.

Estonian Embassy in Tbilisi
Likhauri 4, Saburtalo
0171 Tbilisi, Gruusia
Tel.: (+995) 32 365 122
Faks: (+995) 32 365 138
Consular services (application for visa etc.):
Tuesday and Thursday 11.00 to 14.00

Application for residence and work permits to Georgian citizens still have to be submitted in one of the Visa Application Centres in Ukraine or the Danish Embassy in Kyiv.

Application forms and additional required forms are available at the VFS Visa Application Center's web site, The Embassy’s web site, and at the Danish Immigration Service’s (DIS) web site.
Please notice that it is not possible to submit an application more than 3 months prior to the intended date of departure.

Everyone is entitled to apply for a visa. Supporting relevant documentation will normally be beneficial for the application.

If an applicant is applying for a Schengen visa at the Danish Embassy for the first time the application has to be submitted in person.

All other applicants preferably have to submit the application in person at the VFS Visa Application Centre.
If this is not possible, a third party can submit or collect the papers on behalf of applicants who have applied at the Danish Embassy before. The messenger has to have a power of attorney from the applicant, please also read about the authorization procedure.

Please notice that all applications for residence and work permits are to be submitted personally.


When to expect a decision

Visa: As a main rule visa applications will be processed by the Danish Embassy in Kiev. The processing time at the Embassy is normally 10 (ten) days after the application has been received at the Embassy. In some cases applications can be forwarded to the Danish Immigration Service in order for them to make the decision regarding the issuance of visa in a specific case. Please click here for information about the processing time of the Danish Immigration Service.

Ukrainian citizens have the possibility to have their application processed as an urgent case for an extra fee. In this case the application will be processed within 3 working days, if the documentation is complete and no problems occur, however, if this is not the case, the application might be submitted to the Danish Immigration Service and the processing time will be increased.

Please notice that the passports with decision can be picked up in person at the Visa Application Centres in Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv and Donetsk. It is also possible to order a courier service for an extra fee.

For applications submitted directly at the Embassy the passport with decision has to be picked up directly at the Embassy.


Fees (As of 8th of January 2011)

See the List of Consular Fees.

Following article 6 in the agreement between Denmark and Ukraine on the facilitation of the issuance of visa (in force as of 1 March 2009), fees for processing the visa application are waived for certain categories of Ukrainian citizens, see the list here.

For other nationals the visa fee is waived for the following categories of persons:

  1. Spouses of EU/EEA nationals as well as their children or the spouse’s children who are below the age of 21 or are supported by the EU or EEA national at the time the application is submitted. This rule does not, however, apply to spouses or relatives to Danish nationals living outside the EU. For more information please click here;
  2. Children under 6 years;
  3. Pupils, students, post graduate students, and accompanying teachers, who undertake the trip for the purpose of study or educational training;
  4. Researchers travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research.

All applicants applying at the Visa Application Centre will have to pay a service fee for each application submitted.



Inquiries about the status of the application etc.

Inquiries about applications sent to DIS should be directed to the DIS, not to the Embassy.
Danish Immigration Service
Ryesgade 53
DK - 2100 Copenhagen Ø
Telephone: + 45 3536 6600 (Switchboard)
Telefax: + 45 3536 1916

Please click here for further contact details.



Travel Medical Insurance is compulsory (family members of persons covered by EU regulations are exempt from this rule). It should cover all Schengen countries, the whole period of 1st stay and for a minimum of Euro 30.000. If you are applying for a visa for 2 entries, the TMi has to cover the entire period. Applicants who are granted a multiple Schengen visa must sign a declaration that they should be in possession of a TMI for the subsequent entries and may be refused entry at the border in case the TMI do not meet the requirements. Please notice that the TMI has to cover the amount of days that the applicant intends to spend in Schengen and a period of additional 15 days.

To answer most frequently asked questions about the visa an “Information sheet for holders of a visa issued by the Embassy” will be given out to all applicants together with the visa.


Information concerning the handling of the personal data

Please be aware that every application form for a Schengen visa contains the following text, where information about the handling of the personal data and data protection can be found:

"I am aware of and consent to the following: the collection of the data required by this application form and the taking of my photograph and, if applicable, the taking of fingerprints, are mandatory for the examination of the visa application; and any personal data concerning me which appear on the visa application form, as well as my fingerprints and my photograph will be supplied to the relevant authorities of the Member States and processed by those authorities, for the purposes of a decision on my visa application.

Such data as well as data concerning the decision taken on my application or a decision whether to annul, revoke or extend a visa issued will be entered into, and stored in the Visa Information System (VIS) (1) for a maximum period of five years, during which it will be accessible to the visa authorities and the authorities competent for carrying out checks on visas at external borders and within the Member States, immigration and asylum authorities in the Member States for the purposes of verifying whether the conditions for the legal entry into, stay and residence on the territory of the Member States are fulfilled, of identifying persons who do not or who no longer fulfil these conditions, of examining an asylum application and of determining responsibility for such examination. Under certain conditions the data will be also available to designated authorities of the Member States and to Europol for the purpose of the prevention, detection and investigation of terrorist offences and of other serious criminal offences. The authority of the Member State responsible for processing the data is the Danish Immigration Service, Ryesgade 53, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark, e-mail:

I am aware that I have the right to obtain in any of the Member States notification of the data relating to me recorded in the VIS and of the Member State which transmitted the data, and to request that data relating to me which are inaccurate be corrected and that data relating to me processed unlawfully be deleted. At my express request, the authority examining my application will inform me of the manner in which I may exercise my right to check the personal data concerning me and have them corrected or deleted, including the related remedies according to the national law of the State concerned. The national supervisory authority of that Member State (the Danish Data Protection Agency, Borgergade 28, 5, DK-1300 Copenhagen K, Denmark, e-mail: will hear claims concerning the protection of personal data.
I declare that to the best of my knowledge all particulars supplied by me are correct and complete. I am aware that any false statements will lead to my application being rejected or to the annulment of a visa already granted and may also render me liable to prosecution under the law of the Member State which deals with the application.
I undertake to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa, if granted. I have been informed that possession of a visa is only one of the prerequisites for entry into the European territory of the Member States. The mere fact that a visa has been granted to me does not mean that I will be entitled to compensation if I fail to comply with the relevant provisions of Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 (Schengen Borders Code) and I am therefore refused entry. The prerequisites for entry will be checked again on entry into the European territory of the Member States."

Information Sheet - Storage of applicants biometric data

Private agents

Please note that the Embassy and VFS do not recommend using any kind of private agents offering assistance to the applicants. This does especially apply to agents offering such services at the Visa Application Center and Embassy’s entrance.