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  • News

    02 June 2020

    Danish Visa Application Centre in Vietnam re-opens:

    Effective 08 June 2020, Danish Visa Application Center in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city will be re-opened for accepting Residence and Work Permit applications on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. For short stay visa applications with entry during the current entry restrictions to Denmark, please contact the Danish Embassy in Thailand prior to submitting application. (

    Your safety is our priority. As part of precautionary measures, customers visiting our Visa Application Centers may be subjected to body temperature checks to assess their health conditions and required to wear face mask and gloves. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 38 degrees Celsius), cough and difficulty breathing will be allowed to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of their choice.

    Apart from the safety procedures conducted, please noted that limited number of customers will be allowed inside the Visa Application Center at a time.

    Thank you for your understanding.

  • News

    03 July 2019

    • 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

      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 and 3) the fee to the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS).”

  • News

    27 June 2019

    • From the 01 July 2019, you must fill in your visa application and pay the application fee online using After you have applied and paid the visa fee online, you must print the cover letter from ApplyVisa and hand in supporting documents at the Visa Application Centre.

  • News

    30 May 2019

    • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark have launched a new online visa application form called Applyvisa (

      From 01 June 2019 applicants, who has made an appointment with VFS to submit their visa application to Denmark, Lithuania or Iceland should fill in the application form and pay the visa fee by credit/debit card via will, according to the plan, have completely replaced the current manual hard copy application forms and the current Visa Self Service portal ( by 01 July 2019.

      The visaselfservice website, and the manual application forms, will in some cases still be accepted for a transition period between 01 June 2019 and 01 July 2019 after which, the Visaselfservice will be disabled and the manual application forms no longer accepted. Applicants is then required to solely use to complete the visa form and pay the visa fee online though After making the payment on Applyvisa the applicant will receive a cover letter to their email, who is to be printed, signed and handed in to VFS together with the rest of the application documents.

  • News

    08 March 2019

    • Information for all applicants

      You are responsible for ensuring that the information in the issued sticker is correct. When you receive your sticker, please verify it immediately.

      If the sticker contains inaccurate details, inform the Danish Mission or the ESP immediately in order to have it corrected. The Danish Mission will correct the mistake and issue a new sticker without demanding an extra fee.

      Applicants should check that all details on the sticker are correct (e.g. name, validity dates, passport number etc.).

      In general, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet foreign entry requirements and that your travel documents, such as passports and visas (transit, business, tourist, and otherwise), are in order and any other foreign entry requirements are met.

      The Danish Mission is not liable for expenses related to e.g. change of flight ticket, new flight ticket, hotel etc. due to inaccurate details in the issued sticker.

  • News

    02 July 2018

    • (Categories of) third-country nationals subject to prior consultation:

      Citizens of certain countries or categories of certain citizens are subject to prior consultation in one or more Schengen countries before a visa may be issued. The processing time in these cases will usually be 10-12 days as a minimum.

      See list of these nationalities and categories of persons in annex 16 to the Visa code Handbook:  Annex 16, English version.

  • News

    02 July 2018

    • Information related to negative decisions (that applicants whose applications are refused have a right to appeal):
      Danish embassies and consulates occasionally refuse visa applications. These decisions can be appealed to the Danish Immigration Service.

      Embassies and consulates can also choose to submit an application to the Danish Immigration Service. Decisions on these applications will be made by the Danish Immigration Service and refusals can be appealed to the Immigration Appeals Board. Refusals of applications for visa to the Faroe Islands and Greenland decided by the Immigration Service can be appealed to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration.

      The refusal letter will indicate whether the decision is to be appealed to the Danish Immigration Service, the Immigration Appeals Board or to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, how to appeal, and whether there is a time limit for appeal.

      The vast majority of refusals made by an embassy or consulate are automatically sent to the Danish Immigration Service for appeal. The applicant does not need to request an appeal.

      In certain cases, refusals are not automatically appealed. These include applications refused due to:

      • False or falsified information from the applicant
      • Other false, counterfeit or forged documents in support of the application
      • Lack of proof that the applicant has sufficient means to stay in Denmark and to return home
      • Failure to submit proof of adequate and valid travel Insurance
      • The fact that the applicant is not included in the group of persons who as a general rule can be granted a visa according to the practice regarding the main group that the applicant belongs to 

      If a visa application has been refused by the embassy or consulate for one of the above-mentioned reasons, the applicant or his/her stakeholder can appeal the decision to the Danish Immigration Service. The refusal letter issued by the embassy or consulate will provide appeal instructions.

      A refusal – which is not automatically appealed to the Danish Immigration Service – must be submitted to the Immigration Service within 8 weeks from the date on which the applicant/complainant received the refusal. In special cases the Immigration Service can decide to process an appeal even if the appeal is submitted after the 8 weeks period.

      When appealing a decision, please remember to include the case number, the applicant’s full name and nationality and the date of the refusal.

      Complaints about the service provided at a Danish embassy or consulate should be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

      Complaints related to another country’s embassy or consulate should be submitted to that country’s ministry of foreign affairs.

      An applicant cannot appeal a decision by an embassy or consulate to refuse to accept an application.

      Re-opening applications

      An application can be re-opened if it was refused due to insufficient information.

      The applicant or the Danish host can submit a request to re-open an application, together with the additional documentation, to the organization that issued the initial rejection.

      If the new information is sufficient, the application will be re-opened. Please note, however, that an application can only be re-opened if the new documentation relates to the information that was available at the time the decision was made.

      If new information about the applicant or the host emerges after the refusal has been made, the information should be included in a new visa application. Such applications are to be submitted to an embassy or consulate. They will determine whether a visa can be granted on the basis of the new documentation.

  • News

    02 July 2018

    • No automatic right of entry for visa holders / need to fulfill entry conditions (a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry the Schengen area): Possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry and that the holders of visa are requested to present proof that they fulfill the entry conditions at the external border, as provided for in Article 5 of the Schengen Borders Code.
    • Privileged treatment of family members (of mobile EU citizens): Visa code Art. 1(2)(a), See