Denmark is a signatory to the 1995 Schengen
Since March 1995, a 'borderless' region known as the Schengen
area has been declared covering the following states:
Austria, Denmark, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,
Spain and Sweden.
Schengen countries now issue standard Schengen visas,
and nationals holding visas issued by one of the Schengen
countries are, in principle, permitted to travel freely within
the borders of all 15. However, since Schengen states are
still free to decide their own visa requirements, entry regulations
may vary and nationals not requiring a visa for one Schengen
country may require one for other Schengen countries. This
has various practical implications and for example, travellers
may be refused entry to a Schengen country for which they
do not require a visa if holding onward tickets to a country
for which they do require a visa. Travellers should check
with the authorities of the country they intend to visit as
to whether they require a visa to enter. If visiting more
than 1 Schengen country, the traveller should apply for the
Schengen visa to the Embassy/Consulate of the first or main
country to be visited.
There are 3 types of Schengen visa: Airport Transit,
Transit and Short-stay visas. For
stays of over 3 months, a long-stay visa will be required,
and will be valid only in the country of issue.
Passport valid for 3 months after the last day of stay required
by all except the following:
a 1. nationals of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in possession
of identification papers (eg driver’s licence or identity
card), provided travelling entirely within Scandinavia
b. 2. nationals of other EU countries holding a valid national
ID card and holders of a Gibraltar Identity Card issued to
British Citizens or British Dependent Citizens for tourist
visits of up to 3 months.
For nationals of European Union countries and the USA, passports
need to be valid for duration of stay.
Required by all except the following for stays of up to 3
a. nationals of countries referred to in the chart above,
b.nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bermuda (provided holding
a British Dependent Territories passport), Bolivia, Brunei,
Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Israel, Korea
(Republic), Liechtenstein, Macau (SAR), Malaysia, Mexico,
Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay,
Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Uruguay, Vatican
City and Venezuela.
c. holders of a UN Laissez-passer.
3. a. Holders of the following also do not require a visa:
‘British Citizen’ passports, including those
from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, with the endorsement
‘Holder has the right of re-admission’ or ‘Holder
is entitled to re-admission to the United Kingdom’ or
‘Holder has the right of abode in the United Kingdom’,
provided holders of such passports have not stayed outside
the UK for more than 2 years (including the expected stay
in Denmark),‘British Dependent Territories Citizens’
passports (BDTC) issued to persons with the right of abode
in Gibraltar with the endorsement 'Holder is defined as a
UK national for Community purposes'; British National Overseas
passports (BNO) with permanent residence in Hong Kong are
visa exempt for up to 3months.
b. Holders of the following do require a visa:
Protected Persons’ passports endorsed ‘Holder
is subject to control under the Immigration Act 1971’.
Passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting
aircraft within the international zone of the Schengen airport,
without gaining access to the national territory of the Schengen
member state, may not require a transit visa, provided they
are holding valid onward or return documentation.
Nationals of the following countries always need a visa to
transit through a Danish airport:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem Rep), Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Ghana, India (not required for Indian nationals in possession
of a valid visa to an EU or EEA country, USA or Canada), Iran,
Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka (the above
list is subject to changes, please check with the Embassy
or Consular section at Embassy). However, if any of these
nationals are residents in an EU member state, an EEA country,
the USA or Canada, and hold permission to return a minimum
of 3 months after transiting Denmark, a visa is not required.
Types of visa and cost
Tourist, Business, Transit, Airport Transit:
£23. An additional fee of £11 is payable for applications
lodged at Honorary Consulates.
Cost of Visa
a. Spouses and children of EU and EEA nationals (providing
spouse’s passport and the original marriage certificate/proof
of joint household are produced), and nationals of some other
countries, if related in direct line of ascent or descent
to such nationals or their spouses, receive their visas free.
Validity depends on the type of visa, nationality and purpose
of visit. For further information, contact the Consulate (or
Consular section at Embassy.
Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy), see Contact Addresses
section. Applications need to be made in person. Travellers
visiting just 1 Schengen country should apply to the Consulate
of that country, travellers visiting more than one Schengen
country should apply to the Consulate of the country chosen
as the main destination or the country they will enter first
(if they have no main destination).
a. Passport valid for a minimum of 3 months after expiry of
visa, or official travel document valid for at least 6 months,
both with a blank page for the visa sticker.
b. One signed and completed application form, containing parental
consent for minors (if applicable).
c).One passport-size colour photograph on light background.
d. Fee, payable in cash or cheque with a cheque guarantee
e. Proof of purpose of visit and accommodation, eg a letter
from relatives or a hotel reservation (e-mails not accepted).
f. Evidence of occupation, eg letter from employer or university
or, if unemployed, benefit booklet.
g. Evidence of sufficient funds for duration of stay, eg original,
recent bank statement, travellers cheques, credit card statement
with credit limit.
h. A prepaid and self-addressed envelope (special delivery)
if the visa is to be returned by post.
i. Valid health insurance.
j. Residents of the UK who are returning to the UK after a
visit to Denmark are required to hold a residence work permit
valid for at least 3 months beyond the validity of the visa
(at least 6 months for holders of travel documents).
Business: a. - j. and, k. and the original
invitation from the business contact in Denmark.
Some further documents and guarantees may be required for
the processing of visas. All applications must initially be
made in person at the Embassy/Consulate and by first arranging
an appointment through the appointment booking system (for
the UK, telephone number: (09065) 540 755). For further information,
contact the Schengen information line (for UK, telephone number:
(0900) 160 0115).
Working days required:
Applications can take several weeks to be processed (applicants
may apply up to 3 months before the start of their trip).
Persons wishing to stay in Denmark for more
than 3 months should make their application in their home
country well in advance of their intended date of departure.