How to apply for a Denmark Visa from India ?
Do Indians need a visa to travel to Denmark?
Yes. Denmark is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Area - meaning you will need a Denmark Visa to travel there.
How do I apply for a Denmark Visa from India?
First, you must work out which Denmark Visa you need, depending on your purpose, the length of your trip, and how many times you plan to visit. The standard Schengen Visa is a short-stay visa that is valid for trips lasting up to 90 days, with longer stays requiring a work, study or family reunion visa. Multiple-entry visas are also available if you plan on traveling regularly to Denmark.
You must apply for your visa no more than six months, and no fewer than 15 days, before your trip. You will need to fill out your application, pay a fee of €80 for adults and €40 for minors, obtain all the documents you need for your Denmark Visa, and attend an interview at a visa application center. Visa fees are waived for children under six years of age, and sometimes to those traveling to Denmark for study or charitable purposes, researchers, and those taking part in sporting or cultural events.
What documents do I need to apply for a short-stay Denmark Visa from India?
First of all, you need to download and complete a Schengen Visa application form.
Applicants for a Denmark Visa will also need two recently taken passport-style photos, an Indian passport or other travel documents that are no older than 10 years and are valid for at least three months after your departure date from Denmark, or the Schengen Area if you plan to travel to other countries. Travel and medical insurance covering you up to costs of €30,000 (available from AXA) is also required, as is evidence of legal residence in India (such as an ID card), a cover letter stating your itinerary and the purpose of your visit, as well as a flight itinerary and proof of accommodation during your stay, proof of your civil status, like a marriage certificate, and proof you have means of subsistence to support yourself during your stay.
Indian applicants for a Denmark Visa must be able to show that they have 500 Danish Krone or €67.24 per day when in Denmark, if staying in a hotel, while if staying somewhere cheaper you need 350 Danish Krone or €47.07. If you can prove you have already paid for accommodation, this reduces the amount you need per day of your stay.
What additional documents do I need to get a Denmark Visa to work or study?
Indians wanting to work or study in Denmark for fewer than 90 days need additional documents to obtain your visa. These include an employment contract, a current bank statement, a no-objection letter from your Indian employer, and an income tax return. The self-employed need an income tax return, and a company bank statement, as well as any licensing documentation. As a student, you will need proof of enrolment at an educational institution in Denmark, and a no-objection letter from your current Indian institution.
If you are planning to study in Denmark for more than 90 days, you will need to apply for a national study visa - providing evidence of your enrolment and plans to reside in Denmark. For work visas, you should provide evidence of a salaried employment contract. Those who are highly skilled or who earn high salaries (approximately €55,200) can apply for an EU Blue Card, entitling you to work across the European Union. Otherwise, you should check that your qualifications and skills match the requirements for entry and apply for a work permit.
Where do I apply for a Denmark Visa in India?
The Danish authorities outsource their visa applications to the company VFSGlobal, who deal with initial applications on behalf of the embassy. You can apply online via the VFSGlobal website, and you will need to attend an interview at a VFSGlobal center, which are located in Mumbai, Pune, Puducherry, Chennai, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Goa, New Delhi, Kochi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Bengaluru. Applications should take around 15 days but can take up to 30 days to process, especially during busy periods. However, in some cases, it may take up to 60 days - so apply as early as you can. If you are planning on traveling to the Danish territories of Greenland and/or the Faroe Islands, you must tell VFS staff as these applications can only be handled at Danish consulates or embassies.
Why choose AXA Schengen Insurance?
AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance costs only €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip, and will meet your visa requirements, while our AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000. Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase our Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
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Frequently asked questions about Denmark visas from India
What should I do if my Denmark Visa is refused?
If your visa is refused, you have the right to appeal to the Danish authorities.
Will I receive a refund if my Denmark Visa is refused?
The fee you pay for your visa covers the cost of processing - so it will not be refunded if your application is turned down.
When should I hand in my Schengen Visa application?
You should apply for your Denmark Visa as early as is practical - you can now do so six months before your departure. Doing so a month in advance, however, will be fine in most circumstances.