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From the 1st of July 2019, you must fill in your visa application and pay the application fee online using

After you have applied and paid the visa fee online, you must print the cover letter from ApplyVisa and hand in supporting documents at the Visa Application Centre.

How to apply?

Simply follow this 4-step application plan to:

Step 1 - Download and print the application form and relevant checklist for your purpose of travel

The checklists (on the right) will give you a complete overview of all documents you need to submit when applying for a visa.

Step 2 - Collect the required documentation

Fill in the application form and collect the documentation mentioned in the relevant checklist.

Step 3 - Submit the application

Carefully check that you have collected all supporting documentation. Then, arrange the documents according to the order in the "Checklist" and book an online appointment with VFS in order to submit the "package". The visa procedure takes up to 15 calendar days. In some cases the deadline of 15 calendar days can be extended to 30 calendar days and in exceptional cases up to 45 calendar days. Failing to submit all relevant documentation may result in unnecessary delays or rejection. Please be aware that you cannot submit an application earlier than six months before planned entry to Schengen.

Step 4 - Decision is reached

The Visa Application Centre or the Embassy will contact you when a decision is reached. Within the first five working days there is no reason to contact us. We will contact you in case something is missing in your application or if further information is required.

When you pick up your visa, please bring:

  1. Application receipt issued by the Visa Application Centre or the Embassy (you received this receipt, when the Visa Application Centre or Embassy accepted your visa application)
  2. Confirmed flight ticket (only if specially requested beforehand by the visa officer)

Period of grace:

According to the 2010 visa regulations for all Schengens countries, The Embassy will always add a “grace period” to your validity period of your visa. This means that we will add 15 days to your visas validity beyond what is mentioned on your invitation and/or dispatch letter.

Please note, that validity period and duration of stay is not the same. 

To exemplify, if you in your application form applied for a 10 days visa, The Embassy will always give you 15 days of grace, in total 25 days. But the effective period of stay will still be as you applied; 10 days. 

Therefore it is utmost important, that you carefully read the information sheet "how to read your sticker?".

Other information

Upon entry in Schengen the immigration/passport control is entitled to require proof of travel medical insurance as well as other supporting documents for the application. If supporting documents are not presented upon examination, your application may be refused and the visa fee lost. Travellers are therefore advised to bring all documents when travelling to Schengen.

If you have not visited the Schengen area previously, a visa is normally issued for one entry. Once you have made one visit in accordance with the visa granted you may apply for two or multiple entries if you can provide the documentation for these visits.

If you want to visit one Schengen country, apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of that country.

If you want to visit several Schengen countries, apply at the Embassy or Consulate of the country of your main destination(determined by the purpose and duration of stay).

If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, but do not have a main destination, apply at the Embassy or Consulate of the first Schengen country you will be visiting.

Multiple or single entry?

A single entry visa means that you can visit the whole Schengen area in one single trip. Although the visa says single entry, you are allowed to visit different Schengen countries on your visit, as long as you do not exit the Schengen area. Single entry visas will always be issued for a specific amount of days.

A multiple entry visa means that you are allowed to exit the Schengen area for a non-Schengen country (e.g. UK), and come back to the area.

Multiple entry visas can be issued for a specific amount of days (for example if you are cruising in and out of the Schengen area), or they can be issued with a validity of 90 days over a 6 months period, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years or 5 years.


The application procedure for Iceland is the same as for Denmark. Visa applications to Iceland are processed in the same way as visas to Denmark/Schengen 

You should therefore read the information and follow the instructions on the page Short-stay visas and just replace all mention of Denmark with Iceland.

When filling out the application form it must clearly show that ICELAND is the destination.


For more information on visa requirements, kindly contact VFS.





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