Denmark is one of the most powerful countries in Europe and has many beautiful beaches along with royal palaces. The country is not very big in size but it is big in terms of coastline, culture and cuisines. There are many tourist attractions as the country has beautiful design architecture that is considered one of the best among the Nordic countries. The country is situated south of Norway and Southwest of Sweden. The country has been a place of the Viking raiders and emerged as a powerful country in Europe. The country has once been a part of the European countries but now has opted out of the European Union’s Maastricht Treaty. The country has also opted out of the European Defense Cooperation, European Economic and Monetary Union and other home affairs and justice issues.
The country is a perfect destination for traveling due to the beautiful coastline and palaces. The capital and largest city of the country is Copenhagen which is one of the most livable cities in the world. Denmark always has among the top names in the list of happiest countries in the world despite the high tax structure. The country has a culture that completely abides by a perfect work-life balance without compromising on the productivity and efficiency of the labor. This factor makes the country a very promising place to work as well apart from just travel destinations.
Denmark is a part of the European Union, and if you are not a resident of the European Union, you will need a visa to enter the country. The requirements related to visa are dependent on the nationality of an Individual and from where he/she is traveling from. The country comes within the Schengen agreement of the European Union, and therefore a Schengen visa is required for visiting Denmark. Only the citizens of the European Union are allowed to travel to Denmark without a visa, but they are still required to carry their identity proof and passport along with them while traveling to Denmark.
The purpose of your visit determines which type of visa you will require for visiting Denmark. There are many types of visas available for entering the country, and they are:
Uniform Schengen Visa
In Uniform Schengen Visa, the third country residents are allowed to visit the country for a specific time period within the validity term. In this visa, short-term visits are granted to the third country residents that can be for multiple purposes. The maximum limit of a Uniform Schengen Visa is of 90 days for which a person can visit Denmark or any other Schengen territory. This visit of 90 days is to be made within the validity period of 6 months from the issuance of visa. There are two categories of Uniform Schengen Visa available. These categories are:
Category A is the first category in which the holder is allowed to visit the countries in the Schengen area only at airports for connecting flights through the Schengen countries. This visa is popularly called the Airport Transit Visa. The holders are not allowed to enter the Schengen region beyond airports in this type of visa. It is a mandatory document for the individuals that have any flight through Schengen territories.
In category C, the holders are allowed to visit the country for a limited time. This category is further bifurcated on the basis of a number of visits you need to pay to the Schengen countries in the validity for the allowed time duration. The allowance is for 90 days, and the validity of the visa is for 180 days from issuance.
Single Entry Visa
This type of visa is applicable for short-term visits to the country mostly for the sole purpose of tourism — this the most popular type of visa as it is the most applied visa among the types of visas. This visa allows the holder a stay duration of 90 days, i.e., 3 months within a validity period of 180 days, i.e., 6 months. In this type of visa, the holder is allowed to enter the country only once. If the visitor has left the Schengen territory once he cannot enter it again even if the duration of stay is not completed. This specification is mentioned on the visa sticker that is on the passport of the visa holder.
Double Entry Visa
The double entry visa helps the holder to visit the country twice in the given time period. It is the same as a single entry visa, the only difference here is that the holder is allowed to enter the Schengen territory twice instead of one. The one condition that is to be followed for this visa is that the total duration of stay should not exceed a total of 90 days and the visits should be made within a time frame of 6 months validity of the visa.
Multiple Entry Visa
In the multiple entry visa also, the holder is allowed to visit Denmark or any other Schengen territory for a total of 90 days within the total validity of 6 months. In this visa type, the holder is allowed to visit the countries of the Schengen area multiple times within the validity period. The holder can travel to-and-fro the Schengen countries unlimited times during a period of 6 months. The only condition here is that the total duration of stay in the Schengen areas cannot be more than 90 days.
Limited Territorial Visa (LTV)
In the Limited Territorial Visa, the holder is provided the permit to visit only one of the Schengen territories for a fixed duration within the validity term. This visa is only provided in specific conditions especially if the applicant has an emergency situation. An applicant can apply for Denmark visa under this category if he/she has to pay an emergency visit to the Danish territory. If you have been permitted with Limited Territorial Visa, you cannot pay a visit to the other Schengen territories.
National Visa is given to the individuals that want to stay in the Schengen area for a specific reason. The stay can be temporary or permanent. This visa is mainly provided to students or people who are working in the territory on temporary projects. This type of visa is also provided on a single entry and multiple entry basis to the applicants. In the single-entry national visa, the applicant is supposed to visit the country once, fulfill his/her purpose and then leave the country when their purpose is fulfilled. In case of multiple entries, the immigrant is allowed to travel among the Schengen territory and to move in and out of the same during his/her stay. To receive the multiple entry national visas, the individual has to meet certain standards.
Schengen Visa is provided to the individuals that qualify on the required criteria. The criterion is very simple for getting access to the Schengen Visa. If you are an Indian citizen the below requirement should be fulfilled:
What Documents do you need to get a visa to Denmark?
To get a visa for Denmark, one is supposed to provide the embassy with all the required documents to get a Schengen visa. The required documents are:
The process to apply for Denmark visa is very simple, and it is listed as follows:
Once the application is submitted the applicant has to wait for an answer and to know the status of the application. The decision process after the submission of the application takes 15 days to complete. The maximum processing time can go up to 30 days. If any further documents were required then the processing period than it can take up to 60 days. The application count starts from the day an admissible application is submitted to the diplomatic mission.
The term ‘Admissible’ is used when the mission has decided that regulation of Schengen has met and the application is submitted for further processing. The application can be in many different ways after the application for the visa is over for Denmark. There is a reference number given to the applicant on the receipt issued during the day of your appointment. If the SMS services have been selected, then the notification will be sent regarding the status of your application via SMS and email. The applicant can also check the status of the application on an online basis. The Danish Immigration Service website supports you in terms of logging in and knowing the real-time status of your application.
Denmark Visa Fees
There is a certain fee involved when you need the visa to Denmark. This fee structure is listed below:
|Category of Visa||Fee in INR|
|Applications submitted directly at Denmark||16700|
|Pay Limit Scheme||12750|
|Green Card Scheme||12750|
|Transit Visa/ Airport Transit Visa (Seaman)||4100|
|Child b/w 6- 12 Yrs. (only in short stay)||2350|
|Tourist Visa / Non-Professional Visa||4100|
|Business Visa / Conference Visa||4100|
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The passport has to be verified immediately after receiving it back from the embassy. Applicant has to check the name on the passport, passport number, validity period, Date of Birth, etc. In case there are any errors you have to contact the nearest Danish embassy.
The applicant can visit the visa application to collect the passport else it can be couriered. The third parties are allowed to collect the passport and documents only in below scenarios:
If you wish to apply for a Schengen Visa, you need to
If you are visiting one Schengen country:
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