SCHENGEN

Overview

Schengen visas are issued by:

Austria Belgium the Czech Republic Denmark Estonia
Finland France Germany Greece Hungary
Iceland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg
Malta The Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal
Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland

If you are not sure whether you require a visa to visit a particular Schengen country, please check with that country's embassy.

A Schengen visa is not appropriate if you wish to remain in a Schengen country for longer than 3 months or take up employment or establish a business, trade or profession.

If you have not visited the Schengen area previously, a visa is normally issued for one entry. Once you have made one visit in accordance with the visa granted you may apply for two or more entries provided you can provide the documentation for these visits.

Please note that you must travel within 3 months from the date of issue of the visa.

Apart from these so called short-term or travel visas there are 2 other types of Schengen visas:

  • An airport transit visa allows holders to pass through the international zone of an airport of a Schengen member state without access to the national territory of the Schengen member state.

    Nationals of the following countries require an airport transit visa to transit through a Danish airport: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo(The Democratic Republic), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka, unless they are residents of an EU member state, an EEA country, USA or Canada with permission to return at least 3 months after transiting Denmark.

    Please note that an airport transit visa is not required for Indian nationals in possession of a valid visa or residence permit to an EU or EEA country, USA or Canada.

  • A transit visa enables applicants to pass through the territory of one or more Schengen member states on their way to another country outside the Schengen area.

    Please note that the documents required for both an airport transit visa and a transit visa may differ from those required for the short stay entry visa.

The following visa information concerns applications for short-term visas only:

Please note that holders of a Schengen visa are still subject to immigration control and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen countries, even though they may hold a valid visa for these countries.

A normal Schengen visa is not valid for the Faroe Islands or Greenland. If you are traveling to these destinations, you will need to have a Schengen visa issued by a Danish mission with the wording in the comments section on the visa: "Valid for the Faroe Islands" or "Valid for Greenland".

Visa Fees

Visa Category Visa Fee in Euro VFS Service Fee in GHS
Schengen 80 58
Children (age between 6-11 years old) 40 58

Please click here to check visa fee

Note: From the 01 July 2019, you must fill in your visa application and pay the visa application fee online using ApplyVisa.um.dk

Please Note:

  • The applicable VFS service fee is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change.
  • The service fee is inclusive VAT and is non-refundable.
  • Visa Application Centre offers an optional service at a nominal additional cost. Please see more detail from Additional Services tab.

The service fee and additional services at The Visa Application Centre are to be paid only in Ghanaian cedi.

Documents Required

In order for the Embassy to smoothly assess applications, it is essential that applicants submit all of the required supporting documentation together with a completed and signed visa application form.

There are some general requirements for all types of visits and some additional requirement depending on the purpose of the visit.
It is essential that applicant present all of the required documentation. The visa section accepts documents in the following languages: Danish, English, Swedish, Norwegian and French. Any other documentation will not be accepted unless they are officially translated into English and duly notarized.

Kindly click on below link according to the purpose of your Visit

BUSINESS VISA
Click here

RED CARPET BUSINESS VISA
Click here

SEAFARER VISA
Click here

STUDY/SPORTS/CULTURAL VISA
Click here

TOURIST
Click here

VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Click here

Please note

All documents including the application form must be in original with a copy( one photocopy of all Passport pages including cover ). The submission of any or all of the above mentioned documents do not guarantee the issue of a visa.

The applicant is advised not to purchase airline tickets before receiving confirmation from Embassy of Denmark that his or her visa has been granted. (Currently the following insurance companies are accepted: Star, Van Guard, Providence, Phoenix, Enterprise and Global Alliance).

Photo Specifications

Size of photograph for visa applications

After the instalment of a new system for scanning biometrics, including photographs for visa application, it is now possible to lodge a photograph of size 35 x 45 mm. Length of the head should not exceed 30 to 36 mm in length from chin to top of hair.

The photograph must still be in color with bright background.

Danish Visa Application Centre has been instructed by Danish mission to inform applicants that the visa application is not acceptable if the photograph does not comply with the above format.

Applicants may therefore obtain a new photograph that meets all requirements before The Danish Visa Application Centre can receive the application.

For further information see the print on the information board at The Danish Visa Application Centre or visit website https://politi.dk/pas/krav-til-pas-og-koerekortfoto

Processing Time

The Danish mission has 15 days to make a decision on your visa application from the date the mission receives your passport, application and biometrics. In some cases, the processing time can be extended to 45 days when further case processing is needed

Online Application Form

- Register your visa application online and book an appointment with VFS

"NEW MANDATORY ONLINE VISA APPLICATION: From the 01 July 2019, you must fill in your visa application and pay the application fee online. After you have applied and paid the visa fee online, you must print the cover letter and payment receipt from ApplyVisa ‘’ .

Click here to fill in your visa application form

After completing the visa application form and paying visa fee online, you must book an appointment to submit your documents at VFS by clicking here. Make sure to bring along all the required documents and hand in supporting documents at the Visa Application Centre.

Make sure you are on time for your appointment; for those showing up late there is no guarantee that the application can be submitted and applicants may need to reschedule their appointment. Kindly, notify the Denmark visa application centre if you are unable to make your appointment.