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Temporary Application Guidelines

Before submitting an application for a visa, please keep the following in mind:

  • The Canadian travel advisories for Denmark and Iceland are still in effect.
  • You must still self-quarantine for 14 days upon your return to Canada.
  • Depending on the type of your visit, there may be minimum requirements in terms of length of stay. Please carefully read the regulations on the official information portal for COVID-19 for Denmark.
  • Depending on the type of your visit, you may be required to submit documentation in addition to the regular visa checklist. Please familiarise yourself with the requirements on the information portal.
  • Please note that we no longer process applications for Norway or Sweden. Please contact their respective Embassies for assistance.
  • Please be aware that Iceland has introduced screening tests for Covid-19 and mandatory quarantine on arrival to Iceland. Please read more about the travel restrictions here and the mandatory tests and quarantine here.).

Please use the online booking module provided by VFS Global for an appointment to submit your application.

It is important that you arrive on time for your appointment. Please do not arrive early, as time is needed to properly sanitise between applicants. Appointments for late arrivals will be rescheduled.

Apply online and make your payment on ApplyVisa. It will not be possible to pay the fee at the VFS Global office.

Please review the document checklists carefully and ensure to bring all of the required documents, so we can handle all applicants in a timely manner.

Your physical application will be stored at the Danish Embassy in Ottawa, however the actual case processing is done digitally by the Danish Consulate General in New York City. For questions, please reach out to this team directly. Contact information is available here.

important notice


Please be advised that Schengen visa applications from Canada are not processed by the Royal Danish Embassy in Ottawa. While your physical file and passport are stored at the Royal Danish Embassy in Ottawa, your digital file will be processed at the Danish Consulate General in New York City.

As a result of this, the Royal Danish Embassy in Ottawa cannot assist you with the Schengen visa application process, including guidance, decisions, processing time and accepting applications.

Appointment Booking

All Schengen visa applications, without exception, must be submitted via our outsourcing partner, VFS Global. You can book your appointment here.

For assistance:

Call VFS Global: 1-866-978-5904 (Live agent Monday to Friday 8am-5pm EST)

Email VFS Global:

Please note

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.