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Denmark Visa for Indians: A Complete Guide

Last Update: 29-05-2024

Copenhagen, capital and largest city of Denmark, located on the islands of Zealand and Amager, at the southern end of Øresund.

⚡Quick Summary

Do Indians require a visa required for Denmark?

Is a visa required for Denmark?

Yes, all Indian passport holders require a Schengen visa to visit Denmark for business related activities.

Processing time for Denmark Visa for Indians

Processing time for Denmark Visa

15 to 21 Working Days

Denmark visa fees for Indians

Denmark visa fees

  1. VFS Appointment fees: INR 1,237/-
  2. Embassy fees:
  3. 0 to 6 years old: No fees.
  4. 6 to 12 years old: INR 3,550/-
  5. 12+ years: INR 7,120/-
Validity of Denmark visa for Indians

Denmark visa validity

180 Days

Denmark visa stay duration for Indians

Denmark visa stay duration

90 Days

How to apply for a Denmark visa?

How to apply for a Denmark visa

  1. Apply through Teleport in under 2 minutes
  2. Apply through VFS Global website.
Documents required by Indians for Denmark visa

Documents required for Denmark visa

  1. Visa Application Form
  2. Passport 
  3. One Photograph 
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Travel Medical Insurance - Euro 30,000
  6. Flight tickets and Hotel Bookings
  7. Bank Statement (last 3 months)
  8. Income tax return (last 2 years)
  9. See all documents

Do Indians Need a Visa to Visit Denmark?

Yes, if you're from India and want to visit Denmark for tourism or business reasons, you'll need a Schengen visa. However, Indian citizens with Diplomatic or official passports do not need a visa for entering Denmark. The Denmark visa is  stamped in your passport and allows you to stay in Denmark for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. When Can I Apply for a Denmark Schengen Visa?
  3. Types of Denmark Visas for Indians
  4. How to Apply for a Denmark Visa?
  5. Denmark Visa Requirements for Indians
  6. How Long Does it Take to Process a Denmark Visa?
  7. Denmark Visa Fees for Indians
  8. What is the Validity of a Denmark Visa?
  9. How Long Can I Stay in Denmark with my Short-term Visa?
  10. How to Track the Status of my Denmark Visa Application?
  11. Do Indian Citizens Need Travel Insurance for a Denmark Visa?
  12. What are the Reasons for Denmark Visa Rejection in India?
  13. What to do if My Denmark Tourist Visa Gets Rejected?
  14. Can I Extend My Denmark Tourist Visa?
  15. Do Indians Need a Transit Visa for Denmark?
  16. What to do After Reaching Denmark Airport?
  17. Conclusion
  18. FAQs

Introduction

Planning a trip to Denmark from India? Understanding the visa process is crucial for a smooth journey. This comprehensive guide outlines everything Indian citizens need to know about obtaining a Denmark visa, including application procedures, required documents, visa types, and fees. From application methods to processing times, we cover it all to ensure you're well-prepared for your Danish adventure.


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Can Indians Get a Denmark Visa on Arrival?

No, Denmark does not offer visas on arrival to Indian passport holders. Indians need to have an approved Schengen visa prior to their departure to Denmark.

When Can I Apply for a Denmark Schengen Visa?

Applying for a Schengen Visa at a Denmark Diplomatic Mission:


  1. Single Country Visit: Apply at the Danish consulate if you're visiting only Denmark as your single Schengen country and it's your first entry point.
  2. Visiting Multiple Schengen Countries If visiting several schengen countries and intend to stay for a longer duration in Denmark then apply at a Danish consulate
  3. If visiting several Schengen countries with similar stays (e.g., tourism in Denmark, Germany, and Norway), apply at the consulate of your first entry country—Denmark, in this case.
  4. Main Purpose of Visit: Your main purpose determines where you apply. If it's unclear and you're visiting multiple countries, submit your application to the embassy or consulate of your first entry point to the Schengen area. For instance, if your main purpose is attending a conference in Denmark while touring multiple countries, apply at the Danish consulate.

Types of Denmark Visas for Indians

Uniform Schengen short-stay visa: A 'Uniform Schengen' short-stay visa, issued by a Schengen Area member country, allows you to stay or transit within the Schengen Area for up to 90 days within a 180-day period, for tourism, business, or family visits.


Business Visa: Denmark business visa allows you to visit Denmark for business related activities like meetings, conferences etc. It allows you to stay in Denmark for a period of up to 90 days.


Red Carpet Program : The Red Carpet Program offers streamlined procedures for securing Danish Schengen visas, catering to frequent travellers visiting Denmark for business reasons. Its objective is to support non-Danish entities such as companies, organisations, and NGOs engaged in business dealings with Danish counterparts.


Accessible to both private and public entities abroad, participation in the program is contingent upon meeting the eligibility criteria outlined on the respective Danish embassy's website."


Airport Transit Visa: Indian passport holders flying from a non-Schengen country and staying in the international zone of a Danish airport in mainland Denmark while waiting for your connecting flight to another non-Schengen country, you may need an Airport transit visa.  You do not require an airport transit visa if you are a holder of a valid Schengen visa, a national long-stay visa, or a residence permit issued by a Schengen country.


Study, Sports, and Cultural Visa: Apply for this visa if you want to visit Denmark for up to 90 days in order to take part in a cultural, sporting or scientific event.

How to Apply for a Denmark Visa?

Apply for Denmark Visa through Teleport

Teleport collaborates with the embassy to ensure a smooth and timely visa process. Here's how to apply for a Denmark visa:


Step 1: Begin your Application:

Visit Teleport's Denmark visa application portal. Start your Denmark tourist visa application by clicking 'Apply for Visa.'


Step 2: Complete Basic Details and Pay Fees:

Upload scanned copies of your passport's front and back pages. Teleport can autofill your information or you can also input your details manually. Make the visa payment via Teleport, choosing between full or partial upfront payment.


Step 3: Collect Necessary Documents:

Teleport's relationship manager will assist in gathering all required documents for the Denmark visa application.


Step 4: Schedule your Appointment:

Teleport's relationship manager will arrange an appointment at the VFS visa application centre on your behalf according to your preferred location and dates.


Step 5: Visit VFS Centre and Submit Biometrics:

Attend your appointed time at the nearby VFS Visa Application Centre to submit biometrics and necessary documentation. Teleport recommends arriving at least 30 minutes early to avoid entry issues or premium fees for late arrival.


After VFS sends your documents to the consulate for review, they'll make a decision and return the documents to VFS.


You can then choose to have your passport delivered to your address or collect it in person from the VFS visa centre.

Apply for Denmark Visa at VFS Global Visa Application Centre in India

VFS Global is the official partner of the Embassy of Denmark/Consulate General of Denmark in India


Denmark Visa for Indians - Step-by-step guide for Visa Application

Step 1: Identify Your Visa Type

Begin by determining the appropriate visa type for your trip and ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. Familiarise yourself with the required documents, estimated processing time, and applicable fees. If your documents are not in English, consider having them translated before applying.


Step 2: Gather Required Documents

Ensure you have all the necessary documents for a Denmark visa. Refer to the document checklist for specific details.


Step 3: Start Your Application

After identifying your visa types and gathering all the required documents, fill the online application form


For short-term visas, kindly complete the online application form via ApplyVisa.

Register or Login to proceed


If you are applying for a residence permit, Work or Study visas please use the online application form available on NewToDenmark


Step 4: Book Your Appointment

After submitting your visa application, it's time to schedule an appointment at the VFS Visa Application Centre for biometric data collection, including fingerprints and a photo.


Upon booking, you will receive a confirmation email along with your appointment letter.


If you're applying as a family or group, remember that each member must schedule their individual appointments.

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Teleport’s Expert Tip

Ensure you finish your appointment in a single session to prevent being logged out. Keep your passport details handy. If your account gets blocked, retry the next day or reach out to VFS support for assistance.

Step 5: Pay Your Fees

Complete your appointment's service fees payment online before heading to the Visa Application Centre.


Step 6: Visit the Visa Application Centre

After completing your online application and successfully paying the visa fee, please make sure to print both the cover letter and payment fee receipt. These documents will be essential when you submit your application at one of these Visa Application Centre. 


You must personally submit your fully completed visa application form and documents at one of the designated Visa Application Centers unless instructed otherwise.

Choose a Visa Application Centre

CityOperating Hours (Mon to Fri)

Ahmedabad

09:00 - 15:00

Bangalore

09:00 - 13:00

Chandigarh

09:00 - 14:00

Chennai

08:00 - 15:00

Cochin

09:00 - 13:00

Hyderabad

08:00 - 15:00

Jalandhar

09:00 - 14:00

Kolkata

09:00 - 14:00

Mumbai

08:00 - 15:00

New Delhi

09:00 - 16:00

Pune

08:00 - 14:00

Step 7: Track Your Application

If you submitted your application at a VFS visa application centre, you can use the VFS online application tracking tool to check your application's status. Simply provide the following details:

  1. The reference number issued to you.
  2. Your date of birth

Step 8: Collect Your Visa

After your visa application is processed, you can retrieve your passport from the Visa Application Centre.


To collect it yourself, bring the receipt from the Visa Application Centre and a valid government-issued ID. If you can't pick it up personally, you may authorise someone to do it for you by providing them with a signed authorization letter, your receipt, and their own government ID.


For specific collection options and hours, please contact the Visa Application Centre during their opening hours

Denmark Visa Requirements for Indians

Mandatory Documents:

Appointment Letter

Must carry this letter with you on the day of your appointment

Visa Application Form

Sign and bring the completed form with you on your appointment.

Original Passport

  • Valid for at least 3 months beyond your intended stay
  • Minimum of 2 blank pages. 
  • Include copies of recent visas and stamps if applicable.

Visa Fee Receipt

Print the visa fee payment receipt.

Photograph

  • Recent colour passport-size photograph
  • Taken within the last six months
  • Dimensions: 4.5cm x 3.5cm

Bank Statement

  • Bank statement for the last three months
  • Duly stamped and signed by the bank. 
  • Minimum balance of DKK 350 per day if staying in a private home; DKK 500 per day, if staying at a hotel. (Required for all applicants, regardless of sponsorship).

Cover Letter

  • Explaining the purpose of your trip,
  • Duration of stay,
  • Passport and travel details.

Travel Insurance

Covering a minimum of 30,000 Euros for the entire stay in the Schengen area.

Proof of Accommodation

Confirmed hotel reservations covering your travel dates, including reservations for other Schengen countries if applicable.

Proof of Internal Travel

  • Show proof of transport within the Schengen region, such as train bookings or car rentals. 
  • People joining cruise liner in the onward journey should provide the ticket and payment receipt

Flight Reservation

Proof of round-trip flights or intra-Schengen travel.

ITR (Income Tax Return)

Include ITR acknowledgment for the last two assessment years.

Supporting Documents:

If Employed

  • Recent payslips from the last three months
  • Employment contract and,
  • Holiday approval or leave letter from your employer

If Self-Employed

Certificate of company registration.

If Retired

  • Pension statements for the last three months and
  • Proof of regular income generated by property or business ownership.

If Sponsored

  • Proof of sponsorship,
  • A letter from the sponsor, and 
  • A copy of the sponsor’s photo ID (e.g., passport, Aadhaar card, or driver's licence).

If a Minor (under 18 years)

  • Depending on the situation, provide written consent certified by a public notary from the other parent or guardian,
  • Photocopies of both parents' passports, and
  • A photocopy of the child's birth certificate.

If Student (aged 16+)

  • Copy of the student's college ID card and,
  • An introduction letter from their school/college/university.

If Married

Marriage Certificate or copy of ration card if applicable.

Photograph Requirements and Specifications for Denmark Visa Application

Photo requirements for a Denmark visa as an Indian citizen includes:


1. Recent Photo: Your visa photo must be no older than 6 months.


2. Size and Dimensions: Your visa photo should measure 35mm x 45mm (width x height) with a 80% face coverage.


Denmark visa photo dimensions


3.Head Position: Ensure your head is fully visible and centred in the photo.


4.Eyeglasses and Headgear: If wearing eyeglasses, no glare should obscure your eyes. Religious headgear is allowed, but your entire face (from chin to forehead, including cheeks and ears) must be fully visible.


5.Quality: The photo should be in colour, high-resolution, and well-lit, with no shadows, red-eye, or reflections.

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Teleport’s Expert Tip

Ensure that the photo in your passport matches the one you submitted with your application. To avoid any risk of rejection, ensure your photo meets the required specifications and is up-to-date. If your visa is rejected, be sure to submit a new, recent photograph that meets the visa requirements, as using the previous photo could lead to rejection again.

How Long Does it Take to Process a Denmark Visa?

The standard processing time for a Denmark visa for Indians is approximately 15 to 21 working days following your appointment at the Visa Application Centre.

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Teleport’s Expert Tip

Start your Schengen visa application for Denmark up to 6 months ahead of your intended travel date. For peak periods (March to September), we recommend you apply with a minimum of 4 weeks lead time to ensure timely processing.

Denmark Visa Fees for Indians

Fee Type

Amount

VFS Appointment Fees

Euro 20 (INR 1,825/-)

Embassy Fees (0-6 years)

No Fees

Embassy Fees (6-11 years)

Euro 40 (INR 3,400/-)

Embassy Fees (12+ years)

Euro 80 (INR 7,100/-)

Note (Fee Exemption)

If you qualify for fee exemption, such as being under 6 years old, holding a diplomatic or service passport, or applying under EU free movement rules, you may still need to pay the standard 80 Euro fee during the online application registration. This amount will be refunded once the Danish embassy/consulate begins processing your application.

What is the Validity of a Denmark Visa?

A Denmark visa lets you stay in Denmark for 90 days within a 180-days validity period. The actual validity may vary, as it is subject to the discretion of the embassy. While they can issue it for up to 6 months (180 days), it's not guaranteed in every case.

How Long Can I Stay in Denmark with my Short-term Visa?

A short-term visa allows you to stay in Denmark and other Schengen countries for up to 90 days within any 180-day period. This visa typically covers the entire Schengen region. You can use the 90 days for one or multiple visits, depending on the number of entries allowed (1, 2, or multiple). For visas allowing multiple entries over 1 to 5 years, the permitted stay remains 90 days per 180 days.

How to Track the Status of my Denmark Visa Application?

Track Your Application via the Teleport Dashboard

Stay informed about the status of your Denmark visa application with Teleport. If you've applied through Teleport, receive real-time updates via WhatsApp, email, or directly on the Teleport Dashboard.


  1. Visit the Teleport Dashboard
  2. Scroll down to Your Applications
  3. Tap on your Submitted application to see its present status.

Track Your Denmark Visa Application Status via VFS Global

Alternatively, you can track your Denmark visa application status through VFS Global:

  1. Visit the VFS online application tracking tool.
  2. Choose the country where you submitted your application.
  3. Enter the application reference number provided during payment at the VFS centre.
  4. Provide your last name.

Do Indian Citizens Need Travel Insurance for a Denmark Visa?

Yes, it's necessary for Indian citizens applying for a Denmark visa to have travel insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros. It's a good idea to look into health insurance from reliable providers such as Tata AIG, Digit Insurance, HDFC Ergo, and others. This ensures you're prepared for any unexpected situations during your trip.

What are the Reasons for Denmark Visa Rejection in India?

  1. Inadequate Documentation: Make sure you submit all required documents to avoid rejection due to missing paperwork.
  2. Providing False Information: Giving incorrect details can not only result in rejection but also future bans on visa applications.
  3. Insufficient Financial Proof: It's important to demonstrate enough funds (DKK 350 TO DKK 500 per person per day of the trip) to cover expenses during your stay. Clearly explaining your sources of income is also crucial to avoid raising suspicions.
  4. Poor Travel History: Past instances of visa overstays, particularly in Schengen countries, may negatively impact your application.
  5. Suspected Fraudulent Intent: Failing to clearly explain the purpose of your visit can raise suspicions among officials.
  6. Criminal Record: A history of criminal activities or involvement in illegal actions can lead to visa rejection.

What to do if My Denmark Tourist Visa Gets Rejected?

Option 1: Consider Reapplying

You are free to reapply if your visa application has been denied. There's no waiting period required after a refusal to submit a new application. However, it's advisable to address the reasons for the previous refusal before reapplying. Please note that submitting a new application doesn't guarantee approval.

Option 2: Make an Appeal

If your visa application is refused by a Danish diplomatic mission, you have the option to appeal the decision. The appeal process varies depending on whether the decision was made by the Danish Immigration Service or the mission itself.


The refusal letter will specify where to appeal, the deadline for appeal, and any required information such as the case number and applicant details.


If you have complaints about the service provided by a Danish diplomatic mission, please address them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Complaints about another country's diplomatic mission should be directed to that country's ministry of foreign affairs.


Appeals regarding decisions made by other countries' diplomatic missions must be sent to the authorities of that specific country. Please note that decisions by diplomatic missions to reject accepting an application cannot be appealed.


If your visa application was rejected because of missing information, you have the chance to reopen your case. You or your Danish host can ask to reopen the application and provide the missing documents to the authority that refused it initially.


If the new documents cover the missing information, they'll reconsider your case. However, they can only reopen it if the new documents are about things they already knew when they made the decision.


If new information comes up about you or your host after the refusal, you'll need to submit a new visa application. You should send it to a diplomatic mission, and they'll decide whether to grant you a visa based on the new documents.

Can I Extend My Denmark Tourist Visa?

If you wish to extend your stay in Denmark under certain circumstances, here's what you need to know:


Extension for Total of 90 Days

Under specific conditions, a Schengen visa issued for less than 90 days can be extended to cover a total stay of 90 days. These circumstances may include humanitarian reasons, compelling personal or business needs, new information not available at the time of the original visa issuance, or situations like airline strikes or bad weather prevented your departure. You must maintain the original purpose of your visit and have valid travel insurance for the extended period. Ensure to apply for an extension before your current visa expires.


Extension for 90 Additional Days

In some cases, you may be eligible for an extension of your stay in Denmark by obtaining a visitation permit for up to an additional 90 days, allowing a maximum stay of 180 days in total. Your application for an extension must be submitted before your current visa or visa-free stay expires. Late applications may be refused unless exceptional circumstances are demonstrated.


Please note that an extended stay in Denmark does not grant you access to other Schengen countries, even for transit purposes.


Typically, extensions are granted only in cases of extraordinary circumstances. For example, if you become ill during your visit and cannot travel home according to medical assessments, or if the person you are visiting in Denmark falls seriously ill or passes away. An extension can also be considered if unforeseen and sudden circumstances prevented you from arranging your visit accordingly.


In addition to these situations, you may be eligible for an extension if:

  1. You have applied for family reunification with a spouse or cohabiting partner in Denmark and are awaiting a decision, both being at least 23 and six months old.
  2. You are visiting a family member in Denmark who is a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and intends to exercise their right to free movement under EU laws.

How to Apply for Denmark Visa Extension

  1. Fill in the application form (Form VS2)
  2. Submit your application and book an appointment at the Danish Immigration Service's Citizen Service. Appointments must be booked in advance. Normally, the person you are visiting in Denmark must accompany you during the submission.
  3. A fee of DKK 225 is applicable when applying for an extension of your Schengen visa for up to 90 days, payable during the submission.

Passport Validity

Ensure your passport is valid when applying for an extension. The Immigration Service can revoke or reject your visa extension if you do not hold a valid passport or other travel documents. Your visa can only be extended up to 3 months before your passport expires. If your passport is a national passport (from your country of origin), your country's diplomatic mission will renew it.


For more information, consult the Danish Immigration Service's guidelines.

Do Indians Need a Transit Visa for Denmark?

When you have connecting flights through a Schengen state airport, it's important to understand two different situations:

  1. Passing through the international transit area of an airport: This means you stay within the airport's international transit area and don't leave it.
  2. Transiting through the territory of a Member State at an airport: Here, you exit the international transit area of the airport.

If you possess an Airport Transit Visa (ATV), it allows you to move through the international transit area of a Schengen State's airport and wait for your connecting flight to a non-Schengen country. However, it does not permit you to enter Schengen territory, like staying at a hotel or catching another flight to another Schengen State.

What to do After Reaching Denmark Airport?

Upon your arrival at the Denmark airport, follow these steps to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience:

  1. Have your travel documents ready: Make sure to have your passport, valid Denmark sticker visa, return ticket, and hotel bookings easily accessible for verification by immigration authorities. This will help speed up the arrival process.
  2. Unaccompanied minor guidelines: If you're travelling as an unaccompanied minor, stay with your designated flight attendant for safety. Upon arrival, identify your assigned adult to ensure a secure transition.
  3. Understand Denmark regulations: If you have items to declare or if your baggage needs inspection, proceed to the customs area. It's important to familiarise yourself with Denmark's customs regulations to avoid any complications.

By following these guidelines, you can navigate the arrival process at the Denmark Airport efficiently and adhere to the necessary regulations for a hassle-free experience

Conclusion

In conclusion, obtaining a Denmark tourist visa for Indian citizens involves several essential steps and considerations. From understanding the visa requirements and application process to preparing the necessary documents and ensuring travel insurance coverage, thorough planning is key to a successful trip. 


While Denmark does not offer visas on arrival, applicants can apply through designated channels such as Teleport or VFS Global. Remember to adhere to Denmark's regulations upon arrival at the airport to ensure a smooth entry process. 


With proper preparation and adherence to guidelines, Indian travellers can enjoy their visit to Denmark, exploring its rich cultural heritage, scenic landscapes, and vibrant cities with peace of mind. 


If you have questions or need help, our dedicated team is here for you. Call us at  +91 73148 52914 or message us on WhatsApp.


Safe travels and enjoy your Danish adventure!

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