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Short Term Visa

Schengen visa has to be obtained from the Embassy / Consulate of the country where the MAIN PURPOSE OF TRAVEL lies. w.e.f. 21st December 2007, 9 more countries have joined the Schengen treaty making it a total of 24. The list of Schengen countries can be found by clicking on Schengen Information.

The New Visa Code can be found here.

Applications from Diplomats, UN Officials and Russian Official passport holders going to Denmark will continue to be accepted at the Embassy.

Citizens of the following countries may apply for a visa in Denmark Visa Application Centers in Kazakhstan: citizens Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and also citizens of the third countries who have residence/permission on long-stay residence for mentioned countries.

Note: In case of travel to more than one Schengen country, please submit your application to the Embassy / Consulate where you will be staying for the maximum number of days. In case of equal stay, one has to apply at the Schengen country which is first port of entry.


From 14 September 2015 all customers applying for a Schengen visa must submit biometric data. To apply for visa to Denmark customers have to submit ten fingerprints, live photo and digital signature. Biometric data will be stored in the Visa Information System (VIS), which is an IT system that allows the Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to facilitate the issuance of visas and the control at external borders and to improve safety.

In order to submit their biometric data, all customers must come to Visa Application Centre of Denmark the first time they apply for a visa from 14 September 2015. For subsequent applications within next 59 months the fingerprints will be copied from previous application file of the VIS.

Please read more about new rules of the storage of biometric data.

It is important to note that in some cases, such as reasonable doubts regarding the identity of the customer, the consulates will still have to collect fingerprints within this period of time.

customers can ask the fingerprints to be taken every time when applying for a visa:

  • In order to avoid prolonging processing time of the application if fingerprints are not found in VIS for some reason.
  • For security reasons - to confirm the identity of the customer.
  • If customer does not remember when fingerprints were taken last time or is not sure if fingerprints have been taken before.

Exemptions from the obligation of fingerprinting are provided for:

  • children under the age of 12;
  • persons from whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible;

Visas applied before 14 September 2015 are valid through the period of validity without biometric data.