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Going to Denmark, the Faroe Islands or Greenland


As of November 10th 2014, applications must be submitted to VFS Global.

Applications for residence permits for Denmark must always be made in person as biometric features (digital photo, fingerprints and signature) are mandatory requirements for permit applications.

Your original passport will be shipped to the Royal Danish Consulate General in Toronto for verification, but will be returned to you via courier (prepaid at VFS), usually within a week.

To book an appointment please click here for the VFS Global booking module.

Addresses for the VFS Global Application Centres can be accessed here.


Denmark offers a wide variety of work and residence permits to foreign nationals who have an interest in exploring life in Denmark, the Faroe Islands or Greenland. Please read more about the different permits in the submenus on the left.


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: A minimum of 18 days prior (15 days of processing plus shipping).


Please note that 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.