Red Carpet Program
Danish embassies and consulates occasionally reject visa applications. These decisions can be appealed to the Danish Immigration Service (newtodenmark.dk).
Embassies and consulates can also choose to present an application to the Danish Immigration Service. Decisions on these applications will be made by the Danish Immigration Service and rejections can be appealed to the Immigration Appeals Board.
Rejection of applications for visa to the Faroe Islands and Greenland decided by the Immigration Service can be appealed to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration.
Further information on how to appeal the decision will be included in the individual refusal letter.
What is the Red Carpet Program?
The Red Carpet Program introduces simplified procedures for obtaining Danish Schengen visas for applicants who travel regularly to Denmark for business purposes. The aim is to assist non Danish companies, organizations, NGO’s etc. that have business relations with a Danish company or organisation.*
The Red Carpet Program is open to private and public companies or organizations abroad provided they meet the requirements mentioned on the local Danish embassy’s website. The accreditation of a company or organization must have taken place before an employee/associate can benefit from the Red Carpet Program.
* Prior approval for Danish companies located in Denmark and other Danish organizations wishing to host foreign visitors who require a visa to Denmark please visit Danish Immigration Services web site
For more information about Red Carpet Program, visit this site
Mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry into the Schengen region. Holders of a visa can at all times be requested to present proof that they fulfil the entry conditions at the external border, as provided for in Article 5 of the Schengen Borders Code.
|FEE TYPE||FEE VALUE IN NZD|
|Schengen Visa –TYPE C||$ 100|
|Schengen Visa – TYPE C for children aged 6- 11 years||$ 60|
|Schengen Visa – TYPE C for children under 6 years||$0|
|Schengen Visa – TYPE C for Nationals of Albania Bosnia-Herzegovina Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Georgia Moldova Montenegro Russian Federation, Serbia Ukraine Kosovo||$ 60|
|Service Charges [ inclusive of GST]||$47.50|
|Courier Charges [inclusive of GST]||$83.00|
|SMS Service [ inclusive of GST]||$3|
- Proof of residence permit or visa for New Zealand valid for at least three months longer than the intended stay in the Schengen territory
- Invitation from host in Denmark
- RCP Annex C – Cover letter from local employer
- Proof of applicant's residential address (eg. copy of driver license, a utility bill, a bank statement or the likes)
For a detailed checklist for Red Carpet Program and Visa Application Form, Click here
The photographs must be:
The photographs must:
Style and lighting
The photographs must be:
Glasses and head covers
If you wear glasses:
Head coverings :
Expression and frame
Your photographs must:
According to the Visa Code the maximum processing time of a bona fide visa application is 15 calendar days. The 15 days are counted from the day when the Danish Consulate General in Sydney receives the application from VFS Global and deems it admissible. The shipment of the application between VFS Global and the Danish Consulate General comes on top of the 15 days. Therefore it is recommended to submit the application with VFS Global a minimum of 3 weeks before the intended date of departure.
If the supporting documentation is incomplete, the applicant will be contacted and given a deadline for providing this documentation. If the deadline is ignored, the application may be refused on the basis of missing documentation.
The processing period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably if further scrutiny of the application is needed or in cases of representation where the authorities of the represented Schengen State are consulted.
Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.
Citizens of certain countries or categories of certain citizens are subject to prior consultation in one or more Schengen countries before a visa may be issued. The processing time in these cases will usually be 10-12 days as a minimum. See list of these nationalities and categories of persons (annex 16 to the Visa code Handbook).