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Supporting Documents

What should the application contain?

In order for the Embassy to smoothly assess applications, it is essential that applicants submit all of the required supporting documentation together with a completed and signed visa application form.

There are some general requirements for all types of visits and some additional requirements depending on the purpose of the visit.

It is essential that applicants present all of the required documentation. The visa section accepts documents only in English. Documents in any other language will not be accepted unless translated into English and duly notarized.

For more information about the specific requirements, we ask that you click on the relevant purpose of stay in the right column. The information can also be found on VFS’ homepage here

All types of visits, general requirements:

  • Cover Note with 1 (one) passport photo of the applicant on white or light coloured background.
  • National passport of the applicant, with at least 2 (two) blank pages, valid for minimum 3 (three) months after expiry of visa. Passport must have been issued within the past 10 (ten) years.
  • Photocopy in colour of the data page of current passport together with copies of previously issued visas.
  • Previous passports held by applicant even if expired.
  • Proof that applicant holds a travel insurance policy to cover possible expenses in connection with a return for health reasons or death, indispensable medical treatment or acute hospitalization during the visit. The insurance policy must cover all Schengen countries, and the minimum coverage is EUR 30,000. The insurance policy must be valid for the same period as the visa. The validity of the visa may be shortened if the insurance policy does not cover the entire period.
  • Invitation or other documentation for the purpose of the journey.
  • Flight reservation. The Embassy strongly recommends applicants not to buy any flight tickets until they have received the final decision on their visa application
  • Evidence of accommodation in host country, e.g. invitation, hotel reservations, or a lease agreement.
  • Bank statement for the past 3 months to document means of subsistence. You must have the necessary means to pay for your stay and return trip. What will be considered as necessary funds will be determined by the Embassy and depends on the length of your stay, and whether you will stay at a hotel or with friends or family. As a general rule, you must have at your disposal approx. DKK 350 per day. A smaller amount may be accepted if you are staying in a private home and your host covers all costs. If you are staying at a hotel, the amount must be greater, approx. DKK 500 per day.
  • Proof of social and economic ties with Nigeria. The Embassy will require documentation in the form of marriage certificate, birth certificates of children, employment contract, leave letter from employer or school, or other educational institution authorizing applicant’s absence and reinstatement upon return, pay slips for the last 3 (three) months, personal bank statement for the last 3 (three) months or proof of economic situation if self-employed, i.e. business registration, company’s bank statement, other business papers