Being ranked 3rd in the “ease of doing business” ranking in 2019, Denmark is a popular destination for businessmen from all over the world. The fact that foreign trade in the country is over 50 per cent of the GDP, business in the country is a gold mine. Thanks to the Denmark Business Visa, it has become easy for people to visit the country for business.
Also known as the Denmark Schengen business visa, the permit allows individuals to enter the country for performing business activities. These can include business meetings, conferences, signing contracts, and so on. Being a type of the C type short term Schengen, it is valid for a duration of 90 days in a 180-day period and is available as single-entry, double-entry, or even multiple entries.
As per recent changes, the application for all the permits to Denmark from India has to be made online. However, before starting the application, it is essential that you meet all the eligibility conditions. Once this is done, you must acquire all the necessary documents as required. You may then follow the procedure below to complete the application -
Please note that if you are travelling to countries of the Faroe Islands and Greenland, you will have to mention these specifically in the application. These countries come under the kingdom of Denmark.
Also, keep in mind that you can also book the visa appointment directly at the Denmark Embassy in New Delhi. Although, this process may cause unnecessary delay and is processed slower. For faster and easier accessibility, It is strongly advised to submit the application at a VAC or apply through a travel agent. Also, if you have submitted your biometrics in the past 5 years, you are not required to submit them again.
Please ensure that you submit only genuine documents and the correct information. Submission of fake documents and wrong information can get your application rejected. A visa rejection is considered as a black mark in your travel record.
As mentioned earlier, you must meet a few eligibility conditions before you are applying for a business permit. These are as follows,
As per the Denmark business visa requirements, you must submit the following documents while applying for the business permit -
The time taken to process a business permit application depends on several factors such as the number of entries, the volume of applications at the embassy or the VAC, express processing or fast processing options if any, and so on. It is usually processed in a minimum of 15 working days. Due to the variability of this, it is suggested that you apply for the permit well in advance.
The total fees for applying for the business permit depends on several factors such as the biometric charges, the entry type, the VAC service charges, as well as any other charges. It also varies as per the foreign exchange rates. As a result, it is suggested that you check the exact fees before applying.
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Once you have submitted the application and biometrics and paid the fees, your application will start being processed. If additional verification or documentation is required, you will be contacted by the embassy. If your visa has been approved, you can either collect it directly from the VAC/Embassy, or you can have it delivered to your address for a fee.
While you are waiting for your status, you can track the application by visiting the online portal of the respective VAC and entering the application number and your name. Alternately, you may check it by sending an SMS to one of the designated numbers for tracking. You will also be notified of the status by SMS. You may also contact your travel agency directly as they can check the status for you.
Once you receive your business permit, you must keep in mind the following conditions -
You cannot normally extend your business permit. Just like the other Schengen short term categories, these are non-extendable as well. As a result, you will have to leave the country before your permit expires. However, in certain extreme cases such as a medical emergency, unfavourable situation in the home country, etc, you may be granted an extension.
You are not allowed to stay back for any amount of time after your permit has expired. You must leave the country immediately. Staying back after your visa has expired is considered illegal, and may attract action. You will be deported, and in some cases be banned from entering the country again.
As per the regulations, there is no mandatory requirement for a medical test to be done. Being a short term visa and valid for only 90 days, it is not a compulsory factor. However, for long-duration permits such as a work permit, you may be required to obtain a medical report. In any case, it is suggested that you get a medical test done before travelling to any foreign nation.
No, it is not possible to convert the C category Schengen permits. If you do need a tourist visa, you must exit Denmark on the expiration of your current business permit, and apply for a new tourist endorsement from your home country. However, keep in mind that possessing a business permit does not stop you from taking part in tourism activities.
Yes, you definitely can visit and perform business in other Schengen countries. Denmark, being a part of the Schengen, has free travel between other member states. However, keep in mind that this is not automatic entry into other countries. You are still subjected to their immigration control. Also, if you have an LTV type, you will only be able to enter the specified countries.