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Schengen visa to Denmark

Welcome to the Danish Consulate General's visa section in Dubai. Here you will find information on visa applications for Denmark, Iceland, The Faroe Islands and Greenland. For applicants in Qatar visa applications to Denmark can be submitted to the Embassy of Hungary in Doha.

Applicants applying for short-term tourist, business or friends/family visit Schengen visas for Denmark and Iceland, visas to Greenland and Faroe Islands or residence/work permits for Denmark can submit their applications and have their biometrics obtained at through our Service Provider VFS GCC LLC in Dubai and ABU Dhabi.


How to apply and book an appointment


Visit VFS's website for further information about how to apply for a Schengen Visa for Denmark or Iceland:

Kindly register through our outsourcing partner VFS GCC LLC to book an appointment to hand-in your application for a Schengen visa or residence permit.

Applicants can expect up to 15 days of processing time. Please note VFS GCC LLC will not accept walk-ins without an appointment and The Danish Consulate General will not be able to assist you with an earlier appointment.

Should you have any enquiries regarding your visa application please call the helpline +971 4 205 5718 or email at


Do I need a visa for Denmark?

Please see the list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Denmark.

The Schengen countries 

Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,  the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

The length of stay

The length of stay must not exceed 90 days in any six months' period. For more information about duration of The Schengen visa please read here. Applicants who intend to work and / or stay longer than 90 days (in any six months period) in Denmark, Iceland, Greenland or the Faroe Islands, are required a work / residence permit. For further information please visit Danish Immigration Service’s website.  

Visa Information System (VIS)

Applicant’s fingerprints and photo

The introduction of biometric data is part of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS).
From October 2nd 2012, applicants need to appear in person for the collection of the biometric data: ten fingerprints and a photograph are collected from persons applying for a visa.

Your fingerprints and photograph will be stored for 10 years after they are taken. For more information about processing of your fingerprints and photograph, please read the information sheet.

Before the recording of the photo applicants may be asked to remove glasses or adjust head coverings if they hide facial features.
Certain categories of applicants are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints, including:
- Children under the age of 12
- Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible
- Heads of State and members of national governments, and members of their official delegations when invited for an official purpose.

For more information about VIS, fingerprints, data protection and legal background, please see Visa Information System (VIS)