denmark tourist visa

Denmark Tourist Visa - Definitive Guide

Denmark, with its vast and beautiful coastline, fairytale castles, and the perfect climate has become one of Europe’s most preferred tourist spots. Also known for the origin of the famous toymaker LEGO, the original Legoland theme park in Billund is the cherry on top. Making use of the Denmark tourist visa, numerous tourists visit this country every year.

What is Denmark Tourist Visa?

Also known as the Denmark Schengen tourist visa, this is a permit that is required to enter the Kingdom of Denmark for the purpose of tourism. Similar to visas for other Schengen nations, these are a type of short term C permit and is valid for a duration of 90 days in a 180-day period. It is issued for a different number of entries such as a single entry, double entry, as well as multiple entries.

How to apply for Denmark Tourist Visa?

To speed up the process and ease it up, as of 1st July 2019, all applications for the Denmark permit is done online. Before starting the application, you must ensure that you are eligible for the tourist permit. If you are, you must proceed to obtain the necessary documents required. After this, you can start the application for the Denmark tourist visa from India as follows - 

  1. Visit the ApplyVisa online portal of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and create an account.
  2. Proceed to fill the online Denmark tourist visa application form
  3. After this, pay the visa fees online.
  4. Book an appointment at one of Denmark authorized Visa Application Centres (VAC). You can do this by visiting the website of the VAC nearest to you, or by calling them.
  5. Visit the VAC with the cover letter you receive via email, and the documents. You will have to submit your biometrics here as well.

Please note that if you are travelling to 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 appointment directly at the Denmark Embassy in New Delhi. Although, this process may cause unnecessary delay and is processed slower. However, due to the closeness and faster application, 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. 

Ensure that you submit genuine documents and the right information. Submission of fake documents and false information can get your application rejected. A visa rejection will affect your future travel. 

Eligibility for Denmark Tourist Visa

To be able to apply for this specific permit, you must meet the conditions mentioned below, 

  1. You must be in your home country while applying in the country. If you are residing in a residence permit in a foreign nation, you can apply it to the embassy over there. 
  2. You must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel.
  3. Your sole purpose of the visit has to be to take part in tourism-related activities.
  4. You must have sufficient funds to cover your stay in the country.
  5. You must apply for the permit only if,
    • Denmark is your only destination, or
    • Denmark is one of your multiple Schengen destinations -  in which case you will be spending the majority of the time here, or, you are spending time in all the other destinations where Denmark is your port of entry.

Documents required for Denmark Tourist Visa

According to the Denmark tourist visa requirements, the following are the list of documents you must provide - 

  • A valid Indian passport
  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • Covering letter explaining the details of the visit
  • Detailed travel itinerary 
  • Confirmed round trip flight tickets 
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Travel medical insurance covering 30000 Euros  
  • Proof of occupation
  • Financial documents showing sufficient funds

Photo specifications for Denmark Tourist Visa

  • Dimensions:  35mm X 45mm
  • Colour: Coloured 
  • Head must occupy the central position
  • Must be recently captured within the last 3 months
  • Background: Solid, plain white or grey
  • 80% face coverage
  • Neutral expression
  • Glasses: Non-thick framed and prescription are permitted
  • Headgears are allowed only for religious reasons
  • Facial hair - permitted

Denmark Tourist Visa Processing Time

The time taken to process the application depends on several factors. It varies depending upon the location of submission such as the VAC or the embassy, it also varies according to the volume of applications at the embassy, the number of entries, express processing option, etc. A minimum of 15 working days is required for an ideal processing. As a result, it is suggested that you apply for the permit well in advance.

Denmark Tourist Visa Fee

The total fees for the process depends on the number of entries, biometric charges, VAC service charges, and so on. As a result, it is suggested that you check the exact fees before making your application.

Entry Stay Duration Validity Fees
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 9370.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 9370.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 9370.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 9370.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 9370.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 9370.0

After Submission

Once you have successfully submitted your application and the fees, your visa will start being processed. If the embassy requires any additional documentation, you will be contacted. Upon approval, you may either get the permit delivered to you, or you can collect it in person from the respective center.

How to check visa status?

While you are expecting your permit, you can check the application status by visiting the online portal of the respective VAC. You can enter the tracking number and your name to know the status. Alternately, you may check it by sending an SMS to a designated number. You will also be notified of the status by SMS. You can even contact your travel agency directly.

When you have this visa

Once you are in possession of this visa, you must keep the following points in mind before travelling, as well as during your stay in the country - 

  • Make a note of the visa expiry date, as well as the number of entries. You must not stay back in the country beyond this period.
  • Always carry a copy of your passport and other travel documents while you are in the country.
  • While you are in a tourist category, you cannot take part in any work activities.
  • You cannot extend the permit unless in extreme unforeseeable circumstances such as a force majeure, unfavourable situation in the home country, etc. 
  • You are permitted to visit any of the Schengen nations. However, if you have an LTV (Limited Territorial Validity), you can only visit the countries mentioned on your sticker.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I extend my Denmark Schengen Tourist Visa?

You cannot extend it. Similar to other Schengen visas, this C type short term permit for Denmark is non-extendable. As a result, you must return to your home nation and apply for another permit. However, in certain extreme cases, you may be granted an extension.

After expiring my Denmark tourist permit, how long can I stay?

You cannot stay back for any longer after your permit has expired. You must leave the country immediately. Staying back after your legal stay is considered illegal and an offense. This can get you deported and be banned from re-entry. If you do require to stay longer, as long as you have an emergency reason, you may be allowed to get an extension.

What is the medical test for Denmark Schengen Tourist Visa?

There is no requirement for a mandatory medical test done for this permit. Being valid for a duration of only 3 months, it is not required. However, for longer permits lasting more than 6 months, you may need a medical test report. In either way, it is suggested that you get a health checkup done before flying to a new country.

Can I convert my tourist permit for Denmark into work visa?

No, it is not possible to convert to a work permit, or any other visa. You are also not allowed to take part in work while you are on a tourist permit. However, if you do require to obtain a work visa, you must leave the country and apply for it from your home country.

Can I travel other schengen countries on a Denmark tourist permit?

Yes, you are free to travel within the Schengen region as long as your permit is valid. However, keep in mind that this is not grounds for automatic entry. Your entry is subjected to the immigration for each individual country. Also, keep in mind that if you are issued with an LTV, you may not be able to visit all the countries, and will only be able to visit the ones mentioned on your visa sticker.


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