Denmark Visa Requirements, Application Form & Guidelines

The question is are planning to go on a visit, study, or work and reside in Denmark permanently, you will have to apply for a different Schengen Visa, accordingly.

Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It’s linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge.

Copenhagen, its capital, is home to royal palaces and colorful Nyhavn harbor, plus the Tivoli amusement park and the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue.

Denmark’s economic freedom score is 77.8, making its economy the 10th freest in the Index. Its overall score has decreased by 0.5 points, primarily because of a decline in labor freedom.

Denmark is ranked 5th among 45 countries in the European region, and its overall score is above the regional and world averages.

What Are the Required Documents for a Denmark Visa?

Here are the documents required for a Denmark visa:

  • Your passport.
  • Appropriate Denmark visa application form.
  • Proof of paid Denmark visa fees.
  • Proof of clean criminal record.
  • Proof of being in good health through a medical exam.
  • Photographs in accordance with the photo requirements for a Denmark visa.
  • Proof of financial means.
  • Proof you will return to your home country once the Denmark visa expires.
  • Identity and Civil Status Documents.
  • A cover letter that explains the purpose of your travel to Denmark.
  • Letter of support/invitation to Denmark.

Age

The requirements may differ based on whether the applicant is an adult (over 18) or a minor (17 or under). Only adults can be primary applicants on an application. The minors must be attached as the dependents.

If a minor is travelling alone, there are different requirements. (See the visa requirements for minors below).

Passport

You must have a valid passport and any other travel documentation. When you apply for a Denmark visa, you have to provide photocopies of the information page of your passport. It must include:

  • Your passport number.
  • The date of issue and expiry.
  • Your personal information: name, photo, place of birth, and date of birth.

Documents and Forms

When you apply for a Denmark visa, you will have to download an Application Package from the website. There, you will find an instructional guide, a document checklist, as well as all the forms you have to complete and submit.

You have to submit all the documents and forms that are on the checklist. These documents include (but are not limited to) passport copies, pictures, fee receipts, and other identity documents.

In addition to the documents listed on the checklist, different countries may require specific documents. You will have to ask the visa office responsible in your country whether you need additional documents.

Proof of Paid Denmark Visa Fees

In order to apply for a Denmark visa, you will have to pay the necessary fees and attach the receipts on your application. The fee prices change depending on the purpose of travel.

There are two types of fees:

  • Application processing fees
  • Biometric fees

Denmark Visa Photos

You have to provide two passport pictures based on Denmark‘s requirements. If the pictures do not match the requirements set by Denmark Government, your application could be rejected.

You may want to bring the photo requirements when you go to take the picture and show them to the photographer.

Proof of Financial Means

You have to provide evidence that you can financially support yourself and any family members that may be coming with you for the duration of your stay. You can do this through the following:

  • Bank statements.
  • Letter of employment showing annual earnings.
  • Evidence you have arranged to receive financial support from friends/family to cover the duration of your stay.
  • Evidence of income of your Denmark host or family member.

Keep in mind this is not an exhaustive list, and different countries may require other types of proof.

Proof you will Return to your Home Country once the Visa Expires

You will need to convince your visa officers that after your visa expires, you will return back home. There are several ways you could do that, including:

  • Proof of employment. You have to provide copies of your employment contract, a letter of employment that identifies you as a permanent employee, states when you are expected to return to work, and your role at the company.
  • If you own property in your home country, you have to provide evidence of it, such as title deeds or lease agreements.
  • If you have familial ties in your home country or people that you need to take care of, such as elderly family members or children, you need to get evidence of your responsibilities.

Identity and Civil Status Documents

You need to attach photocopies of identity and civil status documents with your Denmark visa application. This includes birth certificates, marriage certificates, or divorce/annulment certificates.

In some cases, you may be required to provide National IDs or family or household registries.

You will have to contact the visa office in your country for more information.

Medical Exam

You have to be in good health in order to obtain a Denmark visa. In order to prove that, you may be required to enter a medical examination and include the results in your application.

However, if you plan to stay for less than six months, a medical exam is usually not necessary, unless you will be working closely with people.

However, your usual doctor cannot perform your examination. It will have to be a Panel Physician.

Panel Physicians for each country can be found on website.

Purpose of Travel

You need to provide a purpose for your travel to Denmark when you apply for a Denmark visa. The requirements depend on the country, but it could include:

  • An invitation letter from your sponsor or the family member/friend you will visit.
  • Contact information of the people who can support your stated purpose of visit.
  • Any documents that support your purpose of travel.

Letter of Support / Invitation

In some cases, you may need to provide a letter of invitation from someone in Denmark. That person has to be either a Denmark citizen or hold a Permanent Residence.

The person who writes the letter is not legally responsible for you. He or she has to give you that letter, and you must include it in your application.

The letter has to include this information about you (the person applying for the visa):

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Phone number and address.
  • The relationship you have with the person who is writing the letter.
  • How long you will stay in Denmark, where you will stay, and when you plan to leave.
  • How you plan to support yourself financially.

The letter also has to include the following information about the writer:

  • Their complete name and date of birth.
  • Their Denmark address and phone number.
  • Their residence status (Citizen or Permanent Resident) and a photocopy of a document that proves it.
  • Their job title.
  • Their family details (names and dates of birth for his/her spouse and dependents).
  • How many people are in their household?

Denmark Visa Requirements For Minors

Minors who are travelling to Denmark must also abide by the same rules as all other visitors. However, there are additional document requirements for children, depending on how they are travelling. All minors, regardless of how they are travelling, must carry:

  • Their passport
  • Copy of their birth certificate

Then, additional documents based on whether they are travelling alone or accompanied, include:

Traveling alone: Letter of authorization for the travel, signed by both parents or legal guardians. The letter has to:

  • Be in either English, French and a lot more
  • Include the parents’/legal guardians’ address and phone number
  • Include information (name, address, phone number) of the person who will take care of the child in Denmark

Accompanied by one parent: Signed letter of authorization from the parent who is not travelling with them. It has to include:

  • The address and phone number of the parent not traveling.
  • The photocopy of the passport and national identity card of the parent not traveling.

If the parents are divorced but share custody: The parent who is present has to bring copies of the legal custody documents and letter of authorization from the other parent.

If only one parent has custody: They must bring a copy of the custody decree.

If one of the parents has passed away: The other parent has to bring a copy of the death certificate.

If travelling with legal guardians/adoptive parents: Bring a copy of the guardianship or adoption papers.

If traveling with someone who isn’t their parent/legal guardian: That person must have written permission from the parents/guardians. The letter has to include the address/es and phone numbers of the parents/legal guardians.

List of additional documents required for the most frequent purposes of Denmark Visa Application:

Danish Tourist/Visitor Visa:

  • Invitation letter from your family or friends in Denmark with the address and phone number  – if applicable
  • Bank statement of the last 6 months
  • Passport copies

Denmark Visa for Business Purposes:

  • Invitation letter from the Danish company you will be visiting and their detailed address accompanied with the dates of your visit
  • A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel
  • If there were previous trade relations between the two companies, proof of such events must be provided
  • Business bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • Memorandum and Article of Association in original certified copy (registered with joint-stock companies) Trade License (first issued and present renewal), Proprietorship/Partnership documents
  • Regarding the applicant’s expenses during stay in the Schengen zone, either the employer or the partner company must state coverage of expenses on the letter or invitation.

Denmark Visa for Medical Purposes:

  • A local medical report
  • A medical attestation from the hospital or doctor in Denmark, confirming the date of your appointment as well as your medical situation
  • Payment receipt of medical fees

Denmark Visa for Cultural, Sports, Film Crew or Religious Purposes:

  • Invitation letter from the above-mentioned authorities with details upon the nature of events or activities – the purpose of visit, expense coverage
  • Names of the applicants (crew members)
  • Duration of stay
  • Travel itinerary

Denmark Visa for Members of Official Delegations:

  • The official invitation copy
  • Identity of applicant
  • Purpose of the journey (negotiations, meetings, events by intergovernmental organizations, consultations)
  • Duration of stay
  • Place of accommodation

Denmark Visa for Study, Training, Research, or other type of Internship Purposes:

  • An enrollment certificate allowing attendance of courses
  • Certificate of completion or courses attended
  • Financial sustenance

Denmark Visa For The Wife/Husband of a Danish citizen:

  • Proof of Danish citizenship (ID card or consular card or certification of Danish nationality or naturalization order)
  • Danish marriage certificate
  • Danish family record book

Danish Airport Transit Visa:

  • Visa or another type of entry permit in the transit country
  • Copy of your valid visa for your final destination

Denmark Visa for Under-Age Children:

  • Proof of parent’s regular income (work contract with specified monthly income or a bank statement or business license)
  • Notarized travel permission from parent (parental travel consent)
  • If one parent lives in another country – their notarized parental travel consent

*Note: When applying at the danish embassy/consulate in the home country, the guardian or parent should accompany their underage children.