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Document requirements for visa applications

All documents must be included when you submit your application at VFS Global, including your proof of online payment. 

Please select the checklist that matches the purpose of your visit:

If you bring original documentation to your appointment, you must also bring a copy if you wish to keep the original. Once a case has been processed, all associated documentation is shredded.

Please note that documentation is accepted only in the following languages:

  • English
  • Danish

Documentation in French is unfortunately not accepted.

The Schengen countries in Canada have agreed on a harmonized list of documents, which you can access here. Please note that requirements between the various Schengen countries will vary slightly, so please ensure you follow the checklists outlined in the bullet points above.


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: [email protected]

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.