Do I Need a Visa?
Do I need a Visa?

Citizens of following countries don’t need a Schengen Visa

Nationals from the following countries do not usually require a Schengen visa: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, , El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela

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Who needs a Schengen Visa?

Citizen of all other countries not listed above do need a Schengen Visa. From the 1st of April 2007 Bolivian citizens are required to obtain a VISA to enter any Schengen country

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Important points:

  If you have been granted certain types of residence or re-entry permits in another Schengen country, you do not need a visa to enter Denmark. Read more about residence permits issued by another Schengen country. These types of residence permits are not valid for entry into the Faroe Islands or Greenland
  If you hold certain types of residence permits issued by Bulgaria, Cyprus and Rumania you are permitted to travel through Denmark to the country that has issued the residence permit, but you may not stop over without reason. Your journey through Denmark may last no longer than five days
  You do not need a visa to enter Denmark if you hold a residence card issued under the EU regulations on free movement, and your residence card was issued by an EU country which is also a Schengen country. If you hold an EU residence card issued by an EU country which is not a Schengen country, you can enter Denmark without a visa only if you are accompanied by, or will join, an EU citizen. This applies to both residence cards issued in accordance with Directive 2004/38/EC and residence cards issued before this directive took effect. You will receive your residence card in the form of a plastic card the size of a credit card or a residence sticker placed in your passport.
  Family members of an EU/EEA citizen or Swiss citizen who is exercising his/her right to free movement in Denmark, as well as family members of a Danish citizen who is exercising or who has exercised his/her right to free movement to relocate to another EU/EEA country or Switzerland, have the right to have a visa application processed in accordance with EU regulations. Read more about visas issued under EU regulations


When to apply for Schengen Visa?

If you require a Schengen Visa you need to apply before travelling. Make sure to apply approximately 8 to 12 weeks prior to your departure.

Quick tip: According to the Visa Code you can apply visa within 90 days from the date of your intended travel date. You cannot apply Schengen visa for more than 90 days in advance from your intended travel date.

How much time does it take for Denmark Embassy to process Schengen Visa?

Applicants must consider the processing time for a tourist visa will be minimum 8 weeks and it can extend to 10 or 12 weeks from the date embassy receives the application.

Visa applications for business, congress, conferences will have a special treatment if the applications come with enough support documentation and original invitation from Denmark entity. This will take at least 3 to 4 weeks.

Residence permits or work, will take at least 16 to 24 weeks to be processed from the date embassy receives the application, but it can take even more than that.

Other important points to be considered while apply for Schengen visa:

  Visa applications are assessed individually and processing times may vary. The actual processing time of your visa application will depend on several factors and because of this you should not make your travel arrangements to enter or transit through the Denmark until you have received your Schengen visa.
  Your passport can be retained by the Consular Department of the Denmark Embassy in La Paz for 30 days or more for processing of visa application
  You may need to appear for personal interview, should Embassy of Denmark in La Paz require it.


Which Embassy will process my visa application?

You must apply at the country of your first entry or your main destination. If you wish to visit multiple Schengen countries, you must submit your application at the diplomatic mission of the country in which the main part of your stay will take place, or in which the main purpose of your visit is.

This means that if the main purpose of your visit is in Denmark, or if you will be spending the majority of your stay in Denmark, then your visa application must be submitted at the nearest Danish diplomatic mission.

If, on the other hand, the main purpose of your visit is in another Schengen country, or if you will be spending the majority of your stay in another Schengen country, then your visa application must be submitted at that country's diplomatic mission.

If you plan to spend an equal amount of time in several Schengen countries, then your visa application must be submitted at the diplomatic mission of the first country you plan to enter.

Scenario A: If you are visiting France first for 2 days, then visiting Denmark for 5 days then visiting Spain for 2 days before returning to the Bolivia, you must apply for your Schengen visa at the Denmark Visa Application Centre as you will be spending the majority of your time in Denmark.

Scenario B: If you are visiting France, then Austria, then Denmark spending 2 days in each country then you must apply through the French Consulate as this is your first port of entry into the Schengen Zone.

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