Welcome to the Embassy of Denmark’s visa section, where you will find information on visa applications for Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Simply read the general information and follow Visa Step 1-2-3 to apply for a Schengen visa to one of these countries.
Lack of visa reciprocity with the U.S., Canada and Brunei: European Commissions assesses state of play and discusses next steps
Is the Commission proposing the reintroduction of visas for citizens from the U.S., Canada and Brunei today?
No. The present Communication does not propose to reintroduce visa requirements for citizens from the U.S, Canada or Brunei. It describes the situation of non-reciprocity cases that still exist on 12 April 2016 and assesses the consequences and impacts of a suspension of the visa waiver for nationals of these countries as well as the practical feasibility of its implementation. According to EU law, the ultimate decision whether to suspend the visa waiver or not is in the hands of the European Parliament and the Council, with 12 July 2016 now set as a deadline to decide.
For more information, please visit the following links:
EU visa reciprocity mechanism - Questions and Answers
VFS Global is the only official service partner of the Royal Danish Embassy in matters regarding visas and residence permits. In addition to recording your biometrics and verifying your documentation, VFS Global also offers additional services, such as form filling, photo copying and application tracking for approved additional fees.
Using other third party service providers is at your own risk. Please always verify the documentation requirements directly on the website of the Royal Danish Embassy, as it has come to our attention that other providers are providing incorrect information. VFS Global has received specialized training in documentation requirements for our Embassy.
Would you like case processing times to be reduced?
The consular officers spend a significant amount of time answering phone calls and emails. We therefore ask you to please not contact us in order to check the status of your application, unless the regular processing time (30 days) and shipping time (an additional 1-3 days) has been exceeded.
You are also encouraged to read through the visa pages on our website, including the document checklists, before contacting us for assistance, as both resources contain detailed information about the process. This way we can focus on case processing and expedite a higher volume of cases in less time.
Your application will not be processed faster if you contact us often.
For questions regarding the application process and documentation requirements, please contact VFS Global for assistance.
All visa applications must be submitted in person, however if you have previously had your biometrics recorded for a Schengen visa (photo and fingerprints), you are able to courier your application to VFS Global. You must include an updated passport photo of yourself. If you courier your application to VFS Global and your biometric data is not available in our system upon receipt, you will be contacted to make a personal appearance.
Please note that any previous biometrics must have been recorded for the purpose of a Schengen visa. If your biometrics have been recorded for visas to the US, UK or for purposes related to Canada, these cannot be used for a Schengen visa and you must appear in person in order to apply.
Please note that neither the Embassy nor our consulates can be held responsible for technical difficulties, human errors or shipping delays in the processing of passports, permits and visa applications.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply in time for the intended departure.
For passports: 5 weeks prior
For permits: 3 months prior
For visas: Due to IT-issues and heavy call volume the current processing time for visas is now 30 days.
The processing times may be longer than this during peak travel season (May, June, July, August and December) due to case volume or if cases require further scrutiny.