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  • 23 June 2020

    Reopening of Denmark Visa Application Centre

    The Denmark Visa Application Centre will resume operations on 29th June'20.The centre will however only accept Applications for long term permits and Business Visa Applications and this shall be via appointment.The office shall be open only on Mondays and Wednesdays from 08:00am to 01:00pm until further notice.

    More updates will follow in due course

  • 22 March 2020

    VISA APPLICATIONS TO DENMARK

    Due to the current entry restrictions to Denmark, all Danish visa application centers are closed. Applicants who have handed in their visa application prior to 20 March 2020 will have their case processed. For more information visit the website of the relevant Danish mission.

  • 16 March 2020

    ENTRY RESTRICTIONS TO DENMARK

    The Danish Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry to Denmark due to the Corona virus/COVID-19. These restrictions mean that you must expect to be rejected at the Danish borders even with a valid visa.

    The only exceptions are foreign travelers who have a valid visa AND a worthy purpose for entering. Worthy purposes include travelers who are either parents or primary caretakers (e.g. foster parents) of minors residing in Denmark, visits to critically ill family members, persons who are in the process of a medical treatment in Denmark, persons who are attending a funeral in Denmark, and persons who will be part of a court case in Denmark.

    Ordinary tourist visits, family visits and business travel are not considered worthy travel purposes. Case processing times may be extended. For more information please visit the website for information from the Danish authorities:

    https://politi.dk/coronavirus-i-danmark/in-english

  • 13 March 2020

    VISA CASE PROCESSING IN LIGHT OF CORONA VIRUS/COVID-19

    You can still apply for a visa to Denmark, however additional restrictions on entry into Denmark might be imposed in the coming days. These include, among other things, the possibility of medical examination on arrival, possible quarantine on arrival from high risk areas and the possibility of rejection of foreigners arriving from high risk areas at the border.

    Please stay updated on the website from Danish Immigration Service and the website for information from the Danish authorities. For information on precautionary health measures implemented in Denmark, please visit the Danish Health Authorities’ website.

  • 15 December 2019

    CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR CLOSURE

    This is to inform all the applicants that the Danish Visa Application Centre in Kampala will be closed for operations from 18 December 2019- 01 January 2020 on the occasion of Christmas and New Year.

  • 28 June 2019

    ONLINE PAYMENT OF R/W FEE (New Link!)

    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 of the payment should be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS Global) 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 Danish Embassy (Using the link https://dys.um.dk/permit/.
    3. The fee to Danish Visa Application Centre.
  • 23 June 2019

    APPLYVISANEW ONLINE VISA APPLICATION: This is to inform all the applicants that from the 01 July 2019, all applicants must fill in their Visa Application and pay the Application fee online using ApplyVisa.um.dk. After one has applied and paid the Visa Fee online, they must print the cover letter from ApplyVisa and hand in the supporting documents at the Visa Application Centre.

  • 03 June 2019

    VAC CLOSURE IN LIEU OF Eid-El-Fitri

    This is to inform all the applicants that the Danish Visa Application Centre will be closed tomorrow on the occasion of Eid-El-Fitri, kindly forgive us for any inconveniences caused.

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    06 May 2019

    NOTICE REGARDING PROCESSING PERIOD

    Due to circumstances beyond the Danish Embassy’s control at the moment, the Embassy cannot guarantee that visa applications can be processed within the 15 days mentioned below. The Embassy regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

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    08 April 2019

    EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PASSPORT(for Burundi Nationals)

    This is to inform the Visa Applicants that the new East African Community Passports(for Burundi Nationals) has now been approved by the Danish Authorities and it is possible to apply for a Visa using it.

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    01 April 2019

    NEW EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PASSPORT FOR BURUNDI AND RWANDA

    Schengen visas can only be issued to visa applicants that hold passports that have been recognized by the Schengen country issuing the visa. As per standard procedures, all new passports of third countries undergo an assessment and verification process by relevant Danish authorities in order to be considered valid for entry to Denmark. Until the process has been concluded, Denmark cannot process visa applications or issue a Schengen visa to visa applicants from Burundi and Rwanda holding the new EAC passport. The Danish Visa Application Centres will be notified when the process has been concluded. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

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    12 March 2019

    EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PASSPORT(for Ugandan Nationals)

    This is to inform the Visa Applicants that the new East African Community Passports(for Ugandan Nationals) has now been approved by the Danish Authorities and it is possible to apply for a Visa using it.

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    21 February 2019

    CHANGE IN BUSINESS HOURS ON 26 FEBRUARY 2019

    This to inform the applicants that the Danish Visa Application Centre in Kampala will be open for business from 11:00 to 15:00 on 26 February 2019. We deeply regret for any inconvenience caused.

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    08 February 2019

    EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PASSPORT

    • Schengen Visas can only be issued to Visa Applicants that hold Passports that have been recognized by the Schengen Country issuing the visa. As per standard procedures, all new passports of third countries undergo an assessment and verification process by relevant Danish Authorities in order to be considered valid for entry to Denmark. This process is currently ongoing for the new Ugandan East African Community Passport. Until the process has been concluded , Denmark cannot process Visa Applications or issue a Schengen Visa to Visa Applicants holding this passport. The Danish Visa Application Centre in Kampala will be notified when the process has been concluded. We regret any inconvenience.
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    02 February 2019

    GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

    This is to inform all the applicants to familiarize oneself with the new regulation by the Embassy of Denmark, Nairobi

    Click here to download (In English).

    Click here to download (In Danish)

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    30 October 2018

    CHRISTMAS CLOSURE

    This is to inform all the applicants that the Danish Embassy in Nairobi along with the Visa Application Centre in Kampala will be closed from Friday, 21 December 2018 until Wednesday, 02 January 2019. Please note, therefore, the deadline for submission of visa applications submitted at VFS in Kampala is Friday, 30 November 2018 with departure up to Friday, 11 January 2019.

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    20 August 2018

    PUBLIC HOLIDAY

    This is to inform all the applicants that the Danish Visa Application Centre will remain closed on 21 August 2018 on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adhuha..

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    17 August 2018

    Processing time

    In accordance with the EU Visa Code, visa applications are generally processed within max. 15 days from the date of receipt at the embassy. If further documentation and/or assessment is required, the processing time may take more than 15 days. Visa applications which have to be submitted to the Danish Immigration Service (DIS) for further assessment may require additional processing time. Please visit the website of the Danish Immigration Service for further information. Please take note that you should allow for an additional 3 days both ways for the transportation of your documents between the visa application centre in Kampala and the Danish Embassy in Nairobi.