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Ambassador's greeting

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Denmark in the Philippines. We are working for Denmark and promoting Danish interests, while striving to broaden and deepen Danish-Filipino relations within all fields and sectors.

Denmark was one of the first countries to recognize the Philippines as an independent country in 1946. The Embassy of Denmark in Manila celebrated the official re-opening of the embassy on 22 January 2015 after having been closed since 2002. By February 2015 we took over processing visa applications for Denmark, previously handled by the Embassy of Norway. You can read more about the visa application process here.

At the embassy we are two posted diplomats from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ambassador and the consul. In addition, we have some 14 locally recruited employees and 2 interns from Denmark on a six month basis.

One of the essential tasks of the Embassy is to assist Danish citizens (and persons with a residence permit in Denmark) who are residing in the Philippines as swiftly and effectively as possible. We continuously follow and analyse developments in the security situation. In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen, we regularly update our travel advice to guide your stay and movement here in the Philippines. 

Through our close cooperation with the six other Danish embassies in the ASEAN region, we are able to help Danish companies availing of opportunities in the whole region. The potential for economic cooperation and trade with the Philippines is very  promising due to the marked improvement in the political and economic situation in the country during the recent decade. Quite a number of Danish companies are already active here, but we have seen a significant interest from other companies to learn more about the Philippines. Our staff at the Trade Council at the Embassy is ready to assist Danish companies that wish to get into the Filipino market. The Embassy can offer more detailed knowledge of the local sectors as well as market opportunities. We are eager to match the needs and demands in the Philippines with Danish expertise and resources. 

Of course, we also keep the Danish authorities updated on essential political, economic and humanitarian developments in the Philippines.

Promotion of cultural activities and outreach is another part of our job. We stand ready to facilitate all kind of initiatives within the cultural field to further develop relations between Danes and Filipinos. It is our ambition to feature a broad spectrum of Danish culture, but we are also ready to facilitate presentations of Philippine culture in Denmark. 

Through our website and Facebook page we do our best to keep you updated of the embassy‚Äôs activities and inform about relevant events in Denmark and the Philippines. Through links we guide you to other websites with relevant information. Should you find that pertinent information is missing or have ideas to improvements, do not hesitate to alert us. 

The more we can actively assist broadening and deepening relations between Denmark and the Philippines, at all levels, the better. We are here to serve Danes and Filipinos.

Jan Top Christensen

Ambassador of Denmark