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General information on visa

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Below you will find important points about the visa rules.

Denmark is part of the Schengen area. This means that you apply for a Schengen visa. Please note that when you apply for a Schengen visa at a Danish mission, Denmark has to be your main destination. You will find the Schengen visa rules here.

You are only allowed to stay in Schengen on a visitor’s visa for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days. To calculate your stay in Schengen, you can use the Schengen Visa Calculator.

Please note that in Denmark you are not allowed to take up residence or work on a Schengen visa. Read more about work permits here.

Family members of an EU/EEA or Swiss citizens who are exercising their right to free movement in Denmark have the right to have their visa application processed in accordance with EU regulations.

Some nationalities are subject to consultation during the examination of visa applications. Go to Annex 16 of the Visa Code Handbook to read, which nationalities are subject to consultation.

We recommend that you apply for a visa well in advance of your intended entry into Schengen. That said, please note that an application for a visa can be handled no earlier than 6 months prior to the intended entry into Schengen.

Only applicants staying legally in the country where the Danish mission or the Visa Application Centre is situated, may apply for a visa via Visa Application Centre.

As a rule, applications should at the latest be handed in 15 days prior to the intended entry into the Schengen area. Please note that late submission could lead to a decision on the application being taken after the intended date of departure.

Going to Greenland and/or the Faroe Islands? If you are seeking to obtain a visa to enter Greenland or the Faroe Islands, as well as a Schengen visa, you only need to submit a single application. Please inform the VFS staff receiving your application about your intention to travel to Greenland and/or the Faroe Islands, when handing in your application.. Read more about visa to Greenland and the Faroe Islands here.

Multiple or single entry?

A single entry visa means that you can visit the whole Schengen area in one single trip. On a single entry visa, you can visit several Schengen states as long as you do not exit the Schengen area. Single entry visas will always be issued for a specific amount of days. A multiple entry visa allows you to travel in and out of the Schengen area.