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Welcome to the Embassy of Denmark’s visa section, where you will find information on visa applications for Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland 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.


Planning to visit Norway?

As of December 31st 2019, the Royal Danish Embassy in Canada no longer represents Norway in terms of visas and permits.

Please follow the application procedures outlined on the website of the Embassy of Norway.

Applications submitted to VFS Global on behalf of the Danish Embassy prior to December 31st 2019 will be processed by this Embassy.

If you have submitted your application online via ApplyVisa with the intent of going to Norway, but have not submitted your application to VFS Global prior to December 31st 2019, please contact us and include the reference number listed on your proof of payment for a refund.

Travelling for Christmas in 2019?

Please note that in order to ensure a timely delivery of your visa in time for travelling for the Christmas break in 2019, your application needs to arrive at the Royal Danish Embassy no later than Wednesday December 4th 2019. This will allow for processing as well as shipping back. Applications received after December 4th may not be processed in time for you to travel for Christmas.

Do you need a visa?

To find out if you require a visa to travel to Schengen, please click here for a full listing.

Please note:

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.



Personal Attendance

All visa applications must be submitted in person, even if you have previously had your biometrics recorded for a Schengen visa. It is not possible to mail in your application to VFS Global or the Royal Danish 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 and shipping time (an additional 2-3 days) has been exceeded. The current processing time will be listed on the front page of the Embassy's website.

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.





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.