If you travel to Denmark from a country outside Schengen and plan to only depart for a country outside Schengen, then you need to apply for a Schengen visa, purpose transit. It is possible to apply 6 month before the travel date and seamen (all crewmembers) can apply 9 month before the departure.
Example: You fly from Moscow to Chicago via Copenhagen; the connecting flight is scheduled for the next morning. You want to stay overnight at a hotel outside the airport. You need to apply for a Schengen visa, purpose transit.
Please visit Danish Immigration for more details.
Please study carefully the Information for holders of a Schengen visa issued by Denmark
The Schengen calculator can be used for calculating the travel days remaining under a Schengen short-stay visa according to the 90-days/180-days rule.
The user's guide contains information on the applicable rules, the use of the calculator and practical examples.
The amount of Visa Fee is set by the Embassy of Denmark in Rubles in accordance with the current exchange rate.
|Visa Type||Visa Fee For Russian Citizens **||Visa Fee For Third-Country Nationals|
|Schengen Visa (and/or visa to Greenland/Faeroe Islands)||35 EU||80 EU|
|Schengen Visa for children under 6||free of charge||free of charge|
|Schengen Visa for children from 6 to 12||35 EU||40 EU|
|Emergency Visa*||70 EU||Not Applicable|
* This Visa type is applicable only in urgent cases only for citizens of Russian Federation..
It could take minimum 3 working days (delivery time is not included in processing period).
- There is a service charge of 1840 RUB (inclusive of VAT) levied per application over and above the visa fees.
- The applicable visa fee in Russian Rubles is as per the current exchange rate.
Following categories of persons are exempt from paying Service charge:
- Children under 6 years old, and
- Disabled persons and the person accompanying them, if necessary.
- Visa and Service Fees are paid at the Visa Application Center in Russian Rubles.
- The fees are non-refundable.
Visa Fees Waived Categories
The visa fee is waived for both Russian and non-Russian citizens belonging to one of the following categories:
- children under six years;
- researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research; (as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research)
- representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.
pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training;
The visa fee is waived for only Russian citizens belonging to one of the following categories:
- close relatives – spouses, children (including adopted), parents (including custodians), grandparents and grandchildren – of citizens of the Russian Federation legally residing in the territory of the Member States;
- members of official delegations who, following an official invitation, participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programmes as well as in events held in one of the Member States by intergovernmental organisations;
- members of national and regional Governments and Parliaments, Constitutional Courts and Supreme Courts;
- disabled persons and the person accompanying them, if necessary;
- persons who have presented documents proving the necessity of their travel on humanitarian grounds, including to receive urgent medical treatment, and the person accompanying such person, or to attend a funeral of a close relative, or to visit a seriously ill close relative;
- participants in youth international sports events and persons accompanying them;
participants in official exchange programmes organised by twin cities.
Please note that some Member States grant additional visa fee waivers for specific categories of applicants.
This list is intended to help you compile the documents for your visa application. Please note that the Embassy may ask for additional documents or further information if this is needed to assess the application.
Please note that all copies attached to the application must be color copies
Original documents must be presented along with the presented color copies.
Foreign passport valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area, containing at least two blank pages and issued within the previous ten years.
If available other valid or/and expired foreign passports
Two recent color photographs (3,5 x 4,5 cm) on the light background. Image has to bear a true likeness to the applicant. Photographs have to conform to the requirements of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Due to the stringent requirements around the Photo required for your application, we recommend you utilize the photo services available inside the Visa Application Center. This will provide you assurance that your application is submitted with the photograph that meets the specifications and will be acceptable to the Embassy. You will have ready photographs in 45 seconds.
The cost of the service is 360 RUB for 6 photographs.
How to book:
This service can be booked at the visa application centre upon your arrival.
- Visa fee in line with the categories of the visa facilitation agreements with Russia and the Visa Code.
Travel medical insurance covering the entire period of intended stay, valid for all Schengen States and covering any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgency medical attention, emergency hospital treatment or death during the stay. The minimum coverage must be €30.000.
The applicants are offered multiple options of insurance companies at the visa application center. It is available to purchase medical insurance here.
Color copy of the internal passport (issued at the age of 14): all pages
Please, pay attention, you will need to provide your internal passport in original as well
In cases of minors:
- Original and a color copy of birth certificate.
- Consent of the parental authority or legal guardian should be required only if the minor travels alone or only with one parent. Exceptions should be made to this if the single parent with whom the minor is to travel holds the parental authority alone (i.e. in cases where the other parent has deceased or been deprived of custody, e.g. a death certificate of the other parent or a court degree vesting custody exclusively in the parent who is signing the application would be requested).
- Color copy of the valid Schengen visa of the parent(s) travelling with the minor for whom a visa is not applied at the same time with the parent(s).
In cases of third-country nationals:
- Proof of legal residence in the Russian Federation in line with federal legislation (e.g. residence permit, long-term visa or FMS registration), valid for at least three months after the planned return from the Schengen area or a document proving that the applicant has applied for a renewal of proof of legal residence.
If the application is not submitted personally by the applicant, the applicant must issue a notarized Power of Attorney to the person handing in the application. Also if the passport is collected by a third party, a notarized Power of Attorney is required.
For close relatives the document proving family relationship is sufficient.
Accredited travel agencies and Red Carpet companies are exempted from this requirement
- Visa or other entry permit for the third country of destination, if applicable.
- Reserved tickets for onward journey.
It is strongly recommended not to buy the ticket until the visa is issued.
Proof of employment with information about salary;); if not available (if the host is not financially responsible for all expenses regarding the trip), other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g. bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months and confirming that the applicant has 50 EUROS per day, proof of sponsorship, or proof of real estate property in Russia).
Proof of employment:
For employees – verification from the applicant’s employer with the company’s details, stamp and signature of an executive officer. It should include the following information:
- date of employment;
- information about salary.
For self-employed people – proof of economic activity (e.g. 2NDFL or 3NDFL form, extract from the trade/fiscal registry or certificate for individual business) or bank statement(s) covering at least three preceding months.
For students and scholars (over 14 years of age) – verification from university or school.
Signed cover letter for an application form filled on https://applyvisa.um.dk. For minors: Cover letter must be signed by one of their parents or a legal guardian.If you can’t prepare the Application form by yourself, our officers can fill the Visa application form for you.
Processing time at the Danish Embassy will be up to 10 calendar days for all short-term visa categories for Russian citizens in accordance with the Visa Facilitation Agreement.
In line with the Visa Code, admissible applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days of the date of receiving an application at the Danish Embassy in Moscow. That period may be extended up to a maximum of 45 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed.PLEASE NOTE: Delivery time to and back from the embassy is not included in the processing time and the processing time at the embassy only starts when all required documents has been handed in.
It is recommended that the applications are submitted in due time before the actual travel date to make sure that the case is processed in time for the journey.
Processing time for Red Carpet cases will be 3 working days.
How to calculate the processing times of 10 days(excluding the delivery time):
If an application is received by the Embassy on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, the deadline for taking a decision on the application is next Wednesday/Thursday/Friday accordingly;
If an application is received by the Embassy on Thursday/Friday, the deadline for taking a decision on the application is the following Friday.
A Russian citizen applies at the Visa Application Centre in Vladivostok Monday 12-02, the Embassy receives the documents only on Friday 16-02. The processing time counts from Friday 16-02 and ends next Friday 23-02. Monday 26-02 the Embassy sends the documents back to the Visa Application Centre. The Visa Application Centre in Vladivostok receives the documents on Thursday 01-03. In order to apply in due time before the trip, the applicant needs to combine time spent on delivery from the visa centre, processing time at the Embassy and delivery to the visa centre. In this case the applicant needs to apply at least 18 calendar days before the trip so the embassy would have 10 days to process the visa.
A Russian citizen applies at the Visa Application Centre in St. Petersburg Monday 12-02, the Embassy receives the documents only on Wednesday 14-02. The processing time counts from Wednesday 14-02 and ends next Friday 23-02. Monday 26-02 the Embassy sends the documents back to the Visa Application Centre. The Visa Application Centre in St. Petersburg receives the documents on Tuesday 27-02. In order to apply in due time before the trip, the applicant needs to combine time spent on delivery from the visa centre, processing time at the Embassy and delivery to the visa centre. In this case the applicant needs to apply at least 16 calendar days before the trip so the embassy would have 10 days to process the visa.
Please click here for processing time information for Residence and Work Permits.
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 ‘’ .
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.