Denmark Visa Guide

Acquiring Denmark Visa

Country Overview

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.

Why get a visa to Denmark?

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.

Types of Visa for Visiting 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

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.

Who is Eligible for Schengen Visa?

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:

  • The applicant has to have a valid Indian passport to get the visa for the Schengen region.
  • The applicant should be a third world country resident that is residing in India on a temporary or a permanent residence permit.
  • 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:

  • Application Form:The application form for a Danish visa can be downloaded easily from the New to Denmark Website. The duly filled form is then to be submitted along with other documents to the Danish Embassy.
  • Passport:The applicant has to possess a valid passport to get the visa application approved. The passport should have been issued within a time period of 10 years before the application. The expiry date of the passport should be at least three months away from the applicant’s return from Denmark, and there should be at least two blank pages in the passport.
  • Passport Sized Photograph:A passport sized photograph is to be provided to the embassy to get the visa application approved. The photograph should have the face and shoulders of the applicant constituting 80% of the photograph.
  • Flight Reservations:In order to receive a visa for Denmark, the details like the mode of travel, details of round-trip flight and the reason to travel. The dates and other required details with proofs are provided for the visa.
  • Proof of Accommodation:It is good if the applicant provides the embassy with the hotel booking details for getting the application approved easily. Many travel agents do not recommend getting the hotel bookings done before the approval of the visa as it can cost a lot if the bookings have to be canceled due to the rejection of visa application.
  • Cover Letter of the Applicant:The applicant has to provide the cover letter that explains a detailed reason for the visit to the Schengen territory. The letter has to explain not only the reason but also the itinerary of travel along with the details of the documents that are to be submitted.
  • Medical Insurance:
  • The applicant has to have medical insurance of minimum 30,000 € to get the application of the visa approved.
  • Proof of Income:The applicant has to provide the embassy with the bank statements that show the last three months financial status of the applicant. These statements are demanded to make sure that the applicant is capable of sustaining in Denmark while his or she stay there. For the applicants whose parents are sponsoring the trip, the bank statements of the parents are to be provided along with a letter of declaration that states that they will be sponsoring the trip. A signature of the parents on the bank statement is also required in this case.
  • No Objection Letter:The no objection letter states that the company in which the applicant is working has approved for the required leaves and does not have a problem with the applicant visiting Denmark. This document is only applicable to the employed individuals.
  • Income Tax Return Certificate:The applicant has to submit the income tax return certificate of the previous year to get your visa application approved.
  • Business License:For self-employed individuals, the license of business and the income tax returns of the same are to be submitted for approval.
  • Letter of Leave Approval: For students, a leave approval letter from the college/university is required for the visa application.
  • Citizenship Proofs:If an individual is looking forward to applying for a national visa and get the citizenship of the country, he/she has to submit the details of current citizenship to the embassy.
  • Pension Statement:In case a retired individual applies for a visa to Denmark, the pension-related documents are to be submitted by him or her to get the visa application approved.
  • How to Apply for Denmark Visa?

    The process to apply for Denmark visa is very simple, and it is listed as follows:

  • Know the type of visa that you need:Based on the above-listed types, you have to make sure that you know which type of visa that you have to apply for. The type of visa depends upon the purpose of your visit to the country.
  • Complete your Application Form: You need to fill the form of the required visa type in order to get your application approved. The required documents as per the above-given list have to be accumulated and submitted to the embassy to ensure that your visa application is approved.
  • Scheduling an Appointment with Embassy:The applicant has to schedule an appointment with the Danish embassy to make sure that your application is duly submitted. The application can be submitted without making an appointment with the embassy also but the embassy advice to take an appointment prior to submission of application.
  • Visit the Visa Application Centre: The applicant is supposed to visit the visa application center of Danish Embassy as per the appointment. The applicant has to carry all the required documents along with the application for properly submitting the application. The individual has to go through a security check in the visa application center before submitting the application. The staffs of the visa application center will assess the application form and feed the provided information in their system.
  • Track your Visa Application: After all the formalities are submitted, you have to keep track of the status of your application to know whether it is approved or not.
  • Collecting the Passport:The applicant can collect his/her passport from the visa application center, or it is sent by courier. The applicant has to personally collect the documents and passport from the visa application center. Only in case of courier a third-party individual is allowed to collect the documents, these third part applicants can be:
  • Red carpet authority as per authorization on company letterhead
  • Immediate family member
  • Collection on behalf of government officials, as specified on government letterhead
  • Denmark Visa Status

    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
    Re-entry 16700
    Family Reunification 12750
    Interns 12750
    Au-pairs 12750
    Studies 12750
    Researcher 12750
    Religious Workers 12750
    Self-Employment 12750
    Work Visa 12750
    Positive List 12750
    Pay Limit Scheme 12750
    Corporate Scheme 12750
    Green Card Scheme 12750
    Trainees 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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    What is the information that is to be checked on the passport once it is received back?

    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.

    What is the process of getting back the passport from the 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 the third party is red carpet authority as per authorization on company letterhead.
  • If the third party is an Immediate family member like spouse, parent or child
  • If the Collection is done on behalf of government officials, and it has to be specified on government letterhead.
  • What is the procedure to submit my Visa application?

    If you wish to apply for a Schengen Visa, you need to

    • Visit the application center 3 months prior to the date of travel. No applications will be accepted via emails or letters.
    • However, applicants who have already registered for the biometrics within the past 4 years and 11 months need not visit the application center to submit the application form. In such cases, representatives of the applicant can submit the form with a letter of authorization from the applicant.
    • All the citizens who wish to travel to the Schengen regions, Denmark, Greenland, Faroe, and Iceland can submit their application at the Visa Facilitation Services (VFS).
    • The citizens of Bhutan who wish to travel to Sweden need to apply at the Danish counter in VFS Thimpu.
    • The citizens of Bhutan can also submit the application at the Danish Embassy

    Where to Apply for Schengen Visa?

    If you are visiting one Schengen country:

  • You need to apply at the embassy of the destination country of your trip.
  • If you are visiting multiple Schengen countries at a time:
  • You need to apply at the embassy of the destination country where you wish to stay for the longest period.
  • If you are visiting multiple Schengen countries with the same duration of stay at all the places:
  • You need to apply at the embassy of the destination country you visit the first.
  • If you are visiting a Schengen region for more than 3 months:
  • You need to apply for a resident permit and not a Schengen Visa.
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