Obtaining a Short-Stay Visa in Denmark

Several countries including Denmark adhere to the Schengen Agreement pertaining to how short-stay visas are obtained. This is the reason why such visas are also commonly known as Schengen visas. Obtaining this visa will allow travelers to visit 26 countries at a maximum of 90 days per semester.  These countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania. Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway. Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Short-stay visa applications for Denmark are processed with the cooperation between the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen and the various Danish missions abroad. One way to know if a Danish Diplomatic or Consular Post is authorized to issue such visa is the inclusion of the abbreviation “vis” in its contact details. In the case of travelers passing through other countries on their way to Denmark, they can arrange to have the visa sent and picked-up at the nearest Danish mission. Application however has to be made and submitted to the Danish mission in any country where applicants are staying permanently or temporarily.

Standard requirements include recent photo and documentation for the purpose of the stay such as invitation from a Danish local to visit. Visas are usually issued within a few days unless there are certain details of the intended visit that need to be clarified. Complaints with regards to visa decision can be forwarded to the Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs. Short-stay visas cannot be used when the intention is to work in Denmark. 

 

 

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