Increased Fees for Visa Applications
Please note: As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent.
Applicants fingerprints and photo
Applicants need to appear in person for the collection of the biometric data: ten fingerprints and a photograph are collected from persons applying for a visa.
Before the recording of the photo, applicants may be asked to remove glasses or adjust head coverings if they hide facial features.
Certain categories of applicants are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints, including:
Children under the age of 12
Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible
Heads of State and members of national governments, and members of their official delegations when invited for an official purpose.
The introduction of biometric data is part of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS). For more information about VIS, fingerprints, data protection and legal background, please click here.
Information on processing of your fingerprints and photograph for the use of identification and verification of identity within the immigration area
As per 01 July 2017 an amendment regarding the Danish Aliens Act has been introduced.
According to the amending act, an alien’s fingerprints and photograph (biometric features) will be stored for a longer period in a central register in Denmark managed by the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, the Danish Immigration Service and the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration for the purpose of identification and identity control.
This means, that with respect to applications for visa to Denmark, fingerprints and photographs (biometric features) recorded from 01 July 2017 for the purpose of applying for a visa to Denmark will be stored by the Danish authorities for 10 years or until the alien is granted Danish citizenship.
With respect to applications for residence permit to Denmark, fingerprints and photographs (biometric features) recorded from 01 July 2017 for the purpose of applying for a residence permit to Denmark will be stored for 20 years or for 10 years if the alien is granted a residence permit. The fingerprints and photographs (biometric features) will be deleted if the alien is granted Danish citizenship.
For futher information, please click here.
NEW ONLINE VISA APPLICATION: From 01 July 2019, you should fill in your visa application and pay the application fee online using https://applyvisa.um.dk/. After you have applied and paid the visa fee online, you must print and sign the cover letter from ApplyVisa and hand in supporting documents and supply biometrics at the Visa Application Centre.
ONLINE PAYMENT OF Residence work permit application (long stay visa):
From 01 July 2019, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark including all Danish diplomatic missions are introducing online payment of the embassy fee for residence or work permit.
The embassy fee should be paid online using this link https://dys.um.dk/permit/
The receipt for the payment should be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS) when you hand in your passport, relevant documentation and supply biometrics.
Please note that in R/W permit cases there are three fees to be paid.
1) The fee to either The Danish Immigration Service or The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), 2) the fee to the Danish embassy (using the link https://dys.um.dk/permit/) and 3) the fee to the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS).