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General visa requirements for all applicants to the Schengen countries

General Information
On April 5th, 2010, regulation no. 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Codex) entered into force.

For Denmark and all other Schengen member states, the Visa Code will hereafter be the regulatory framework for visas.

These regulations imply demands on the application, meaning that all supporting documents must be handed in along with the Schengen application form.

It is essential that you present all of the following documents to the Visa Facilitation Centre (VFS).List of documents can be found via the homepage of VFS:

To reduce waiting time   you are requested to keep your documents organized and the visa fee ready upon submitting the application.

If supporting documents are not presented promptly, your application upon examination may be refused and the visa fee lost.

The submission of the above mentioned documents does not guarantee the issue of a visa.

Please note that the requested supporting documents, as a general rule, are the same at all Schengen Missions (in the local area).

Upon collection of your visa please verify that the information printed on the visa sticker is correct and complete. Please also check if a visa is issued under specific conditions. In the affirmative, these conditions are listed on the visa sticker.

Further information

  • Applicants must apply in person at the Visa Facilitation Centre (VFS) 
  • Visa fees have to be paid upon submitting the application and will not be refunded if visa is not granted or the application withdrawn.
  • Time of departure must be within 3 months from submission of the application.
  • When submitting the application kindly allow a processing time of a minimum of 15 calendar days.

Please see the page Application Forms for documentation requirements for the different visa categories.

Please note
All documents including the application form must be in original with a copy. The submission of any or all of the above mentioned documents do not guarantee the issue of a visa. 

Documents in any other language than English or Danish must be translated into English.

All fees must be paid together with the application. Fees are not refundable.