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Short Stay Visa

Tourism, Business trip, Family/friend visit, Seafarers joining vessel

Denmark is part of the Schengen Region in Europe therefore, if you will be granted a visa, this can also be used to visit other Schengen states.

The Schengen visa may only be granted for a maximum of 90 days stay within the period of 180 days. This is strictly a visitor/tourist visa and it does NOT give the holder right to reside or work in Denmark.

Individuals applying for a Schengen Visa must submit applications personally at the Visa Application Center (VFS).


Checklists of documents to be submitted for short stay visa application will depend on the purpose of your trip:


Business trip

Visit family

Visit distant relatives/friends

Seafarers joining vessel


Visa applications must be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Center (VFS), Mondays to Fridays, from 7.00-09.00 for walk-in applicants and 09.00-14.00 for scheduled appointments.


Information on how to set up an appointment, fees to be settled, and other information on how to submit your application at VFS, please click here.


A visa application normally takes up to 15 calendar days. However in some cases, the Embassy may ask for additional documentation and further verifications that may extend the processing time to 30-60 calendar days. You may apply 3 months prior your intended departure date at the earliest.

When assessing your application, the embassy may contact you if deemed necessary to request further information or documentation, which may assist in the overall examination of your application.

Expect a delay in processing time if you submit an application with lacking documents.


It is the applicant’s responsibility to track his/her passport. The embassy will neither disclose the decision via phone nor email due to its confidentiality. Please coordinate with VFS regarding the handling of passports.

To track passport: