Skip to content

Visa

If you wish to travel to Denmark, you should inquire whether you will need a visa or not.

Short term visit to Denmark

General rules and requirements for Bulgarian and EU citizens

For more information about short term visa please visit the website of  The Danish Immigration Service and The Regional State Administration. If you have further questions please contact the Danish Immigration Service or the Regional State Administration.

Who needs a visa to enter Denmark?

For other citizens you can here see the list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Denmark and other Schengen countries for a short period of time (less then 3 months). A visa normally grants you the right to stay in the entire Schengen region.

Denmark is participating in the Schengen-cooperation, which means that visas issued by Danish Embassies abroad normally are valid in all Schengen countries. The visa gives you the right to spend a maximum of 3 months per 6 months in the Schengen region. You can read more about how the 6 months are calculated here. If you remain in Denmark after your visa expires or if you attempt to use your visa stay to obtain permanent or long-term residency in Denmark, you can be given a penalty period of three or five years. During the penalty period you will not be able to obtain a visa to visit Denmark.

For more information about visa please visit the website of The Danish Immigration Service and The Regional State Administration.

General conditions

Here you can read more about the general conditions for granting a visa.

Application formalities for a short term visit

Visa applications are processed in direct cooperation between the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen and Danish missions abroad. Visa applications should be filed at a Danish mission abroad (Embassies and certain consulates). The application form is available here.

Processing time

In some cases the visa applications can be examined and decided upon by the Danish mission abroad. This depends on the purpose of the visit and certain other circumstances. In such cases the visa is normally issued within a few days. All other cases must be referred to and processed by the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen.

Long term visit to Denmark

Please read more about long term visit to Denmark here.