Denmark Tourist Visa

The Denmark tourist visa also known as the Denmark Schengen visa allows you to visit Denmark as a tourist. Moreover, with a single Denmark Schengen visa you can visit 25 other Schengen countries in Europe.

Eligibility Conditions
  • You are eligible for the Denmark Schengen visa only if:
  • You intend to stay the maximum number of days in Denmark
  • You are willing to spend an equal number of days in Denmark along with other Schengen states, but Denmark should be your first point of entry
Documents Required
  • Valid passport
  • Original passport size photo
  • Air ticket to Denmark
  • Travel insurance
  • Covering letter containing the traveler’s information, schedule, information on trip expenses and a guarantee that you will return to your home country
  • Bank statement to prove that you have enough funds to support your stay in the country
  • A travel itinerary containing details of your trip
  • A hotel voucher from the hotel where you will be staying
  • Income tax returns
How Y-Axis Can Help You?
  • Advise you on the documentation that will be required for the visa
  • Advise you on how the funds needed for the visa need to be shown
  • Complete the application process
  • Review your documents needed for the visa application
FAQ
Can I go to Denmark on my Schengen visa?

Yes. If you have a valid passport and either a valid residence permit for a Schengen country or a valid Schengen visa, you will not be needing a visa for visiting Denmark.

You are not free to apply for the Schengen visa for any country, you must apply in the mission or embassy of the country where you are planning to stay for the longest duration. If it is difficult to determine this, especially if you are taking a cruise or a bus tour, you can apply for the visa for the country which is the first point of entry. This is provided you are spending equal number of days in all the countries.

How long can I stay in Denmark on my Schengen visa?

If you have a valid Schengen visa, it will be valid in Denmark as well. You will be allowed to travel as a tourist for a period up to 90 days within a 180 days period.

There are three categories of Schengen visa

Short stay visa: This visa allows for single or multiple entries and you can stay in the Schengen territory up to 90 days in the validity period of six months.

Long stay visa: This is issued for a period exceeding 90 days and are issued by the countries. The national legislation rules apply here.

Airport transit visa: This is required for people belonging to certain countries.

What if I want to stay for more than 90 days in Denmark?

Applicants that wish to stay in Denmark beyond 90 days in any 6 months period, will have to apply for a work/residence permit.

You can apply for a residence permit through either the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

What is the processing time for short-term visas?

As per the EU Visa Code, the processing time cannot be more than 15 calendar days in general, and from 30 to 60 days in exceptional cases.

The Embassy is committed to issuing visas as soon as possible, provided they have complete and satisfactory information about the applicant.

The processing period can be extended to 30 days because of the number of applications received by the Danish embassy/consulate or the uniqueness of your situation.

It can take up to 45 days for exceptional applications to be processed by the embassy/consulate.

When should I apply?

While it is advisable to plan ahead and apply well in time, do keep in mind that the earliest that you can apply is 90 days or 3 months prior to the expected day of your departure.

It is recommended that the request be lodged at the earliest possible date and at least 16 calendar days before the planned visit. Please note that applications cannot be submitted more than six months before the date of commencement of the planned tour.

The holder of a valid visa can submit an application for a new visa before the current visa expires

How can I apply?

Applicants whose main destination is Denmark or a Schengen country represented by Denmark, can lodge their visa application online at Apply Visa. For applying through this website, the length of stay must not exceed 90 days in any given 6 months period.

At the nearest VFS Denmark Visa Application Centre, all mandatory documents should be sent. Applicants can also send their applications for visas to the Embassy of Denmark directly. A visa application cannot be sent to the Embassy of Denmark without a prior appointment. Direct submission appointments are granted on a case-by-case basis.

Which other Schengen country does Denmark represent in visa matters?

Denmark represents Iceland in visa-related matters.

Do I have to submit my visa application personally?

Yes, every applicant has to appear in person when submitting the visa application.

Applicants have to come to the Visa Application Centre in person. It is not possible to send applications by mail, fax or email either. Up to six months before the scheduled travel, the applications can be submitted, Applicants who have already registered within the last 59 months for biometrics need not apply in person. Representatives may submit their requests.

Where do I have to submit my visa application?

You can submit your visa application either at the Visa Application Centre or at the Embassy.

Do I require an appointment for submitting my visa application?

Though you can submit your visa application at the Visa Application Centre, the Embassy advises applicants to take a prior appointment for the same. 

You can also submit your application at the Embassy. You will have to make a prior appointment.

Is visa interview mandatory?

If you apply for a short-term visa to Denmark, it is not mandatory for you to appear for a visa interview at the Danish Embassy.

Nevertheless, you might be asked by the Embassy to appear in person for a face-to-face interview. Do keep in mind that you might also be asked to submit additional documents, if the Embassy so requires.

Do I need travel insurance?

Proof of insurance must be provided at the time of applying for the short-term visa.

Insurance cover must include medical emergencies, hospitalization, and the cost of sending the applicant back to his country (also in the event of death). The amount should be a minimum of EUR 30,000.

Travel insurance is one of the necessary documents for the Schengen visa application. The insurance would cover the entire length of your stay in Denmark. The insurance must be valid in the Member States’ territory.

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