How to apply and obtain a Visa to Denmark?: Procedures, Documents required, Types of Visa, Validity, Cost

Procedure to apply and obtain a visa to Denmark

  • Register online. If you haven’t created a login yet, click “Register” to do so. We’ll send an email to your address with an activation link. In order to activate your new user profile, you need to click on the link.
  • Fill in the application. Click “Individual application” or “Group application” if you are traveling with a group after logging in. Up to six months prior to your travel, you can apply. Step-by-step data saving allows you to log out and resume at a later time.
  • Pay an amount in the webshop to cover the fee payment.
  • Print and sign a cover letter
  • Before beginning to process your application, the embassy or consulate must receive the signed cover letter, your passport, any other necessary paperwork, and your biometrics (picture and, if relevant, fingerprints).

Documents Required

  • Valid passport: Valid for at least three months after your planned departure from Denmark
  •  Two recent color photos meet specific size and background requirements.
  • Travel insurance: Covering medical emergencies and repatriation for the duration of your stay.
  • Proof of accommodation: Hotel booking confirmation, invitation letter from a host, etc.
  • Proof of financial means: Bank statements, payslips, or other documents demonstrating sufficient funds for your stay.
  • Cover letter: Briefly explain the purpose and details of your trip.

Types of Visa

1. Short-stay Schengen visa (up to 90 days)

  • tourist visa: For visiting Denmark for tourism purposes
  • Business visa: For attending meetings, conferences, or business negotiations
  • Visit visa: For visiting friends or family in Denmark
  • Transit visa: For traveling through Denmark to another country.

2. Long-stay visa (exceeding 90 days)

  • Residence visa: For living and working in Denmark for a longer period
  • Study visa: For studying at a Danish educational institution
  • Family reunification visa: For joining family members who are already living in Denmark

3. Airport transit visa: For staying in the international transit area of an airport in Denmark for a maximum of 24 hours.

4. Seafarer visa: For crew members of ships calling at Danish ports.

5. Diplomatic visa: For diplomats and consular officials working in Denmark

What is the validity of visa?

  • Typically valid for 90 days within a 180-day period. This means you can stay in Denmark (or any other Schengen country) for up to 90 days within a 6-month period.

What is the cost of a visa?

  • Approximately DKK 598


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