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Friends and family visit requirements

Please find the list of requirements for obtaining a visa for visiting friends and family in Denmark or Iceland.

The following is only a guideline for minimum requirements. Additional documentation may be requested. Applications will only be accepted upon submission of all the required documents. The Consulate General will reject the application if requirements are not met.

The Consulate General cannot guarantee a finalized visa process at a certain date and bears no responsibilities in this regard.

Also be aware that the processing time is approximately 15 days. We advice all applicants to hand in their application at least three weeks before they are travelling.

Basic requirements:

Signed cover letter from Visa Self Service or completed application form (typed or written in block letters) plus all the necessary documents must be submitted personally by the applicant.

All documents should be submitted in English or Danish. Any translations should be done by a legal translator and has to be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE.

  • Original passport & photocopy of passport including personal data, residence visa, previous Schengen visas plus any other valid visas such as USA and UK visas. 
  • Please notice: The passport and residence visa must be valid for a minimum of three months after the return from the Schengen States. Travel documents and residence visa must be valid minimum six months after the return from the Schengen States.
  • The visa fee is to be paid in cash upon submission of application. The fee is non-refundable.
  • One recently taken passport size photo, 3,5 x 4,5cm colored photograph taken close up, on a light background.  If wearing a veil, features ears, nose, eyes and forehead must be visible. The photograph will not be accepted if it is more than 3 months old.
  • Travel & Medical Insurance: covering all expenses related to urgent medical necessities and/or hospital admission, including the forced return to their homeland for medical reasons. The insurance, with the minimum coverage of EURO 30.000, - must be valid for all Schengen State.
  • Official company letter from sponsor/employer containing the following information:

    - Name/address and telephone no. of sponsor/employer
    - Name, nationality and passport no. of applicant
    - Date of joining
    - Applicant’s monthly salary
    - Reasons for applicant’s visit
    - Expected date of arrival in Denmark plus duration of stay
    - Confirmation that the applicant will return to the UAE to resume duties on a certain date
    - Name, designation and signature of person responsible for issuance of the company letter
  • Invitation letter that should state the following:

    - Name, address and contact info of the person inviting
    - Name, nationality and passport no. of applicant.
    - Reasons for applicant’s visit.
    - Expected date of arrival in Denmark plus duration of stay.
    - Address during visit in Denmark
    - Description of relation with applicant.
    - In case of fiancée, girlfriend/boyfriend, the invitation must state information about where the reference and applicant have met and how they are in contact with each other and if they have met in person. Copy of reference’s passport and residence permit if the reference is not a Danish citizen. Proof of relationship with reference (marriage certificate, birth certificates etc. )

Please find the invitation form here

  • In case of medical visits, information about the treatments in Denmark must be included (letter from doctor) and documentation for a prepaid fee for the treatments must be shown.
  • Flight reservation to be shown upon submission. Original return ticket must be shown upon collection of the visa. E-tickets are accepted
  • Hotel reservation/accommodation should be submitted
  • Proof of sufficient funds, i.e. bank statements for the recent six months (personal bank account)
  • Travelling with children: Children, who are attending school, must produce a confirmation of registration for the academic years, including information about the grade. Proof of relationship if traveling with children.
  • Collection of visa
    If the applicant is not able to collect the passport, he/she must write a Letter of Authority for the person who will collect the passport on behalf of the applicant.