Apply For A Danish Visa Online
Because of the common travel area of the Schengen Zone, the member states of which have abolished borders for their citizens, the EU nationals only need an identification document, to enter Denmark.
Whereas, non-EU travelers wishing to visit Denmark will need to present the following, when they show up at the Danish port of entry:
- A valid passport or travel document. Valid for at least three more months beyond their planned date of Exit from Schengen, and issued within the last 10 years.
- A visa – if they are subject to Danish visa regime.
Aside of these documents, the Danish border officer may ask you a few questions about your trip to Denmark like:
- What is your purpose of visiting Denmark?
- How long do you intend to stay in Denmark?
- Where are you going to stay in Denmark? Etc.
Keep in mind that the border police holds the final decision if you shall be permitted to enter Denmark or not. If the Danish border officer concludes that you are no risk for Denmark, upon checking your documents, you will be permitted to enter Denmark, and thus the Schengen territory.
Please, make sure that the Danish border officer stamps your passport when you enter Denmark. Without a stamp, you could be fined or detained from Denmark.
Who Needs a Schengen Visa to Enter Denmark?
You will need a short-stay visa to enter Denmark and any other member country of the Schengen zone, if you belong to one of the following categories:
- You are the national of a third-world country that has not reached a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states
- You are the national of a third-world country that has signed a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states, but you were previously rejected from entering Denmark or any other Schengen country.
What Type of Visa Do I Need to Enter Denmark?
Your Denmark visa application process depends on the purpose under which you wish to visit this country. That is why you should check what type of Danish visa for short-stays you need before you start the application process.
Depending on your purpose of entry and stay in Denmark, you can apply for one of the following Schengen visa types for Denmark:
- Denmark Airport Transit Visa. Permits you to land in one of the Danish airports to take a flight that will take you to a non-Schengen country.
- Denmark Transit Visa. Mostly for seafarers who need to embark at a Danish port to take another vessel back to their non-Schengen home country or their destination country.
- Denmark Tourist/Visitor Visa. Permits you to visit Denmark for holidays or exploring, sightseeing or visiting friends and family.
- Denmark Business Allows you to enter Denmark under the purpose of attending a business meeting or other business-related activities.
- Visa for Official Visit in Denmark. Apply for this visa if you are part of a foreign Official Delegation invited to Denmark for an official visit.
- Denmark Medical Visa. The visa you need to obtain in order to enter Denmark for medical purposes.
- Visa to Study in Denmark. This visa type permits you to attend an up-to-three-months study course at an educational institution in Denmark.
- Denmark Visa for Cultural, Sports and Film Crews. Apply for this via to enter the Schengen zone to attend an activity in Denmark that is related to sports or culture.
Please note that these visas permit you to stay in Denmark for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. If you need a visa to stay in Denmark for a longer period, apply for a Danish National Visa instead.