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How To Apply

Before you apply

Before you apply, please ensure that you are very clear on your purpose of visit – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process, but we are not authorised to advise or guide you on choosing the correct visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process the application, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Danish mission.

Gather your documents

Please gather the relevant documents provided in the document checklist based on the purpose of your trip (business, tourism, family visit etc.)

Tourist Checklist

Business Checklist

Airport Transit checklist

Friends and Family checklist

Travel Plan

Affidavit on sponsorship

Invitation Letter – Vu1 – Business Visa

Invitation Letter – Vu2 – Visit Friends and Family Visa

Please note that your passport should be valid for a minimum of three months after expiry of the visa; must be issued within the last ten years and must have two blank pages - if you do not have two blank pages to which a visa can be affixed, a new passport must be obtained before submitting your application.

Apply and pay online

Go to the online visa application system called ApplyVisa ( Here you will have to 1) register a user, 2) fill in the application, 3) pay the visa fee and 4) print and sign the cover letter

Please have your passport and credit card ready when applying and paying.

If you do not have access to a computer and printer, you can use the computer and printer at the Visa Application Centre.

Please note that you must pay with a credit card online. It is not possible to pay the visa fee at VFS.

In ApplyVisa, you will be asked to select a Visa Application Centre. Your choice determines where you will have to hand in your cover letter printed from ApplyVisa, along with your supporting documents, passport and biometrics.

The Danish visa section may ask for further documentation after you have handed in your application, documentation, and biometrics.

Please note that your application is not complete until you have finalized your application in person at VFS.


The visa fee must be paid online with a credit card in ApplyVisa (

Please note that besides the visa fee there is a service fee when you hand in your application at the Visa Application Centre. The amount payable would be BHD 4.62 (inclusive of 5% VAT)

Handling time

The Danish mission has 15 days to make a decision on your visa application from the date the Danish mission receives your application.

Be aware that in some cases, the processing time can be extended to 30 days, and in exceptional cases up to 60 days.

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