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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.

important notice

Please be advised that the total process for obtaining a visa consists of several parts:

  • It can take up to 14 days to obtain an appointment with VFS for submitting your application.
  • Once your application arrives at the Embassy, the processing time begins. The processing time varies depending on the current workload. Please see the front page for the current processing time.
  • Included in the overall handling time is also the shipping of your documents from VFS to the Embassy as well as the return from the Embassy to you.


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.


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: 1 to 3 month prior is recommended.