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Denmark, one of the renowned Schengen countries, is famous for its high-quality design and architecture. It is ranked among the happiest countries in the world and is notable for its 37 working hours a week. If you plan to visit to travel to the country, you would need a Denmark Schengen visa for the same. The visa requirement, however, depends on your nationality, purpose of visit, length of your stay, and so on.

Consequently, questions may pop up, such as – 

What documents are required to apply for the Danish Schengen visa? How to apply for the Denmark Schengen Visa? What are the types of visas one can apply for? What is the validity period of the Denmark Schengen Visa? 

Starting with the central question here – 

Do You Need Denmark Schengen Visa?

Denmark is a part of the Schengen region since 2001 and UAE citizens with valid passports are not required to apply for a Denmark Schengen visa for stays of up to 90 days. However, if you are a citizen of UAE with a passport from a different country, you may be required to obtain a Denmark Schengen visa if your country doesn't have a visa-free arrangement with the Schengen region. 

Furthermore, it is to be noted that UAE nationals who plan to visit Denmark or any part of the Schengen region for more than 90 days would also need to apply for a Schengen visa.

Mentioned below are the categories of individuals who would be required to apply for a Denmark Schengen visa – 

  • Nationals of the UAE have previously been denied entry into the Schengen region
  • Nationals of the UAE who are travelling to the Schengen region, including Denmark, for more than 90 days, whether for work or education
  • The residents of the UAE on a temporary or permanent visa who are – 
    • Nationals of countries that have a visa-free entry tie-up with the Schengen region have been denied entry for some reason
    • Nationals of countries that have not signed a visa liberalisation agreement with the Schengen regime

Two types of Denmark Schengen visas are available as per the length of your stay in the Schengen region – Short-term visa and Long-term visa. Short-term visas are ideal for those who travel to the Schengen region for leisure or travel purpose. Students and working professionals, on the other hand, should apply for long-term visas.

Requirements to Apply for Denmark Schengen Visa for UAE Residents

Here is a list of documents required from the applicant for a Denmark Schengen visa in the UAE – 

  • Application Form: Applicants are required to obtain the Danish visa application form from the embassy and fill it out with the accurate information 
  • Passport-Size Photos: Applicants should take two recent passport-size photos complying with the requirements below – 
    • They should have been clicked within the last six months
    • Size of the photos – 35 x 45 mm
    • Coloured photos with bright coloured background
    • Applicant must be looking straight at the camera with a neutral facial expression
    • It is advisable not to wear colours or uniforms matching the background
  • Passport: A valid passport is required with the following features – 
    • It must have two blank pages to affix the visa
    • It should not be older than 10 years
    • It must be valid at least three months beyond your travel dates
  • Cover Letter: The letter must state the intention and the reason of visiting Denmark and all other required travel details
  • Accommodation Proof: This document must have all the details of your stay in Denmark concerning your accommodation. You can use hotel, guest house, or apartment bookings as proof.
  • Round-Trip Tickets:  This primarily includes the round-trip tickets with date and time of arrival in Denmark as well as departure details
  • Copies of your previous visas (if relevant)
  • Civil Status Proof: This can include a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate of the applicant’s spouse
  • travel insurance Document: A travel insurance plan (medical coverage of at least EUR 30,000 and validity across all the Schengen region) would be necessary
  • Financial Proof: It is mandatory to demonstrate your financial readiness for your trip through any of the following documents –
    • Personal bank account statement for at least three months
    • Credit card/cash
    • Payslips
    • Sponsorship letter stating a host in the country will bear your expenses while you are on the trip
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation and transport
  • Proof of Employment Status: Applicants are required to submit the evidence of their occupation status as described below – 
Employed/Salaried Individuals Self-Employed Individuals Students Retired Individuals
  • Contract of employment
  • Bank statement for the previous six months
  • Leave a permission letter from the current employer
  • Income tax return form, if applicable
  • Copy of trade licence
  • Bank statement for the latest six months
  • Income tax return form, if applicable
  • Enrolment proof
  • No-objection certificate from the concerned school and university
  • Advertisements
  • Pension statement for the last six months

It is to be noted that additional documents are required as per the type of visa you are applying for – 

1. For Minors to Apply for Denmark Schengen Visa

  • Birth certificate of the minor
  • Visa application form signed by both parents
  • If only one of the parents has full custody of the child, the family court order would be mandatory
  • Copies of passport or other ID of both parents
  • If the minor is travelling alone to Denmark, a notarised parental authorisation would be necessary

2. For Tourists to Apply for Denmark Schengen Visa

  • Bank statement for the past six months
  • Proof of sufficient financial means
  • Travel Itinerary

3. For Visitors to Apply for Denmark Schengen Visa

  • Evidence of the applicant having sufficient money to support themselves throughout their stay – this could be a sponsorship letter or bank certification
  • Detailed travel details
  • Invitation letter from a relative or friend living in Denmark
  • Proof of relationship with the invitee

4. For Business Persons to Apply for Denmark Schengen Visa

  • Letter of invitation from the company in Denmark you will be visiting
  • Detailed address and the dates of the visit
  • Dispatch letter issued by the employer stating why you need to travel to Denmark
  • Business bank statement for the recent six months
  • Original certified copy of Memorandum and Article of Association
  • Trade licence
  • Proof of financing during the stay, either by the employer or invitee company

5. For Students to Apply for Denmark Schengen Visa

  • No Objection Letter (NOC) from the concerned current educational institute
  • If you are visiting Denmark for an internship, an internship agreement would be required. It must be signed between the company in Denmark, the establishment of origin, and the trainee

6. For Medical Denmark Schengen Visa

  • A local medical report issued by the treating facility of the UAE confirming the need for medical procedures in Denmark
  • Medical attestation from the medical practitioner in Denmark confirming the date of medical treatment and the medical situation of the applicant. Furthermore, it should also ensure that the specific medical treatment can be performed.
  • Proof of financial means

7. For Denmark Schengen Visa for Cultural, sports, Film Crew, or Religious Purposes

  • Detailed information on the event, which can include any of the following – 
    • Invitation letter from concerned authorities in Denmark
    • Entry tickets for the event 
    • Information on the names of applicants and other relevant details
  • Proof of previous performances

8. For Denmark Schengen Visa for Members of Official Delegations

  • Official invitation copy
  • Proof of the purpose of the journey (meetings, consultations, negotiations, or intergovernmental organisations)

9. For Transit Schengen Visa to Denmark

  • Visa and ticket of the final country you are travelling to
  • Seafarers are required to submit originals and photocopies of Seaman's book
  • Letter from the inviting shipping company 
  • Contract of employment

How to apply for Denmark Schengen Visa?

Follow the step-by-step process described below to apply for the Denmark Schengen visa in the UAE – 

Choose the Right Visa Type - The first step is to identify the proper Denmark Schengen visa you will be eligible for. You are also required to keep the required documents stack ready for a hassle-free process. 

Fill-Out the Denmark Schengen Visa Application Form - Fill out the Denmark Schengen visa application form and keep it ready. You can take the print of the form from Denmark's official embassy website. It is to be noted that all the details filled in the application form must be accurate to avoid resubmissions and the associated hassles.

Book an Appointment - Applicants can book an appointment at the respective visa centre, embassy, or consulate after obtaining and filling out the application form. Once an appointment is booked, a confirmation email along with the appointment letter will be sent to the applicant.

The details of the embassy, consulate, and visa centres are mentioned below – 

Embassy Details:

Address: CF7C+56P - Saif Ghobash St - Al Rawdah - Abu Dhabi 

Contact Number: +971 2 441 0104

Working Hours: Monday to Friday (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Consulate Details:

Address: 45WX+3J3 - 22nd St - Umm Suqeim - Umm Suqeim 2 - Dubai 

Contact Number: +971 4 348 0877

Working Hours:  Monday to Thursday (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Visa Centres (VFS):

Abu Dhabi

Location: Level 25, Shining Tower, Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street, 26th Street, Near Khalidyah Mall, Dubai

Location: Joint Visa Application Centre, Waafi Mall, Level 2, Falcon, Phase 2, Umm Hair

Pay Fees

After filling out the application form, applicants can pay the visa fee and take the print of the visa payment receipt. Some embassies and visa centres, however, may allow users to submit the fees and the application at the time of interview as well/

Attend the Interview

Carry all the required documents at the time of the interview. Complete the interview, submit the documentation, and wait for the visa approval. The visa authorities will notify the applicant of the status of their application, whether approval or rejection. 

Do I Need Travel Insurance for Denmark Schengen Visa?

For anyone requiring a Denmark Schengen visa for their visit, be it a UAE national or a resident, Schengen travel insurance would be mandatory. It’s also worth noting that travel insurance is not just mandated by law but also helps protect the insured from unforeseen circumstances. 

Schengen travel insurance must comply with the Schengen visa rules, which include the following – 

  • Medical coverage of at least EUR 30,000
  • Validity across all the Schengen region

Depending on the purpose of your visit, the number of travellers, frequency, and duration, Schengen travel insurance plans can be categorised as follows – 

As per the Trip Duration and Frequency

  • Single-Trip Insurance: Single-trip insurance plans, as one may figure out, are designed for travellers visiting Denmark and other Schengen countries once or twice a year. These plans generally come with a validity period of 90-180 days. They become active from the date of departure from the UAE and remain valid till the respective traveller comes back to the UAE (or till the end of the validity period, whichever is earlier).
  • Annual Multi-Trip Insurance: If you plan to travel to the Schengen region more than once or twice a year, it is advisable to secure trips with multi-trip insurance. With coverage mostly being the same as single-trip insurance plans, these plans provide coverage for all the trips that the policyholder makes in a year.

As per the Number and Types of Travellers

You can opt between single-trip and multi-trip insurance depending on the number of travellers – 

  • Individual Travel Insurance: As the name suggests, individual travel insurance covers a solo traveller during the trip
  • Family Travel Insurance: Under a single cover, the family travel insurance covers the whole family. The minimum and maximum age limits for each member, however, are different for each plan and provider.
  • Senior Travel Insurance: Senior citizen travel insurance plans are designed exclusively for seniors older than 60-65 years. These plans cover their specified needs as well as common age-related health concerns that are generally not covered by the standard insurance plans. 

As per the Purpose of the Visit

  • Business Travel Insurance: Those travelling to Denmark for work-related purposes and requiring special coverage for valuable gadgets and more can opt for business travel insurance
  • Student Travel Insurance: Student travel insurance plans are ideal for students travelling to Denmark to pursue higher studies, internships, training, and so on. These plans generally have coverages including medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and more
  • Group Travel Insurance: These plans cover groups of people who are not related by blood but are travelling to Denmark in a group. These plans provide similar coverages as standard travel insurance plans.
  • Medical Travel Insurance: These plans are meant for individuals travelling to Denmark to receive medical treatment

Benefits of Denmark Schengen Visa Travel Insurance

Travel insurance provides multiple benefits, including coverage for loss of personal belongings, flight cancellation, emergency medical expenses, and so forth. Let's take a look at what Denmark Schengen visa travel insurance offers to travellers.

  • Emergency Medical Treatment Cover: One of the remarkable benefits of Schengen travel insurance is that it provides coverage against emergency medical expenses arising during the trip
  • COVID-19 Cover: Most Denmark Schengen visa travel insurance plans come with COVID-19 coverage. This includes covers for the costs of RT-PCR tests, quarantine expenses, and other medical bills.
  • Luggage Protection Cover: Travel insurance plans can offer compensation to help you recover lost or stolen luggage during the trip. Some plans also compensate the policyholders for inconveniences caused during the journey.
  • Trip Curtailment Cover: If you cut your trip short due to any of the unforeseen circumstances mentioned in your policy document, you can be compensated for all non-refundable pre-booked expenses with your Schengen visa travel insurance.
  • Flight-Related Cover: Any inconvenience caused by a delayed or missed connection flight can be compensated by the insurer. In some Schengen travel insurance plans, the cost of a missed (regular) flight can also be covered.
  • Trip Cancellation Cover: If you are required to cancel the trip, your insurer can compensate you for all non-refundable expenses. It is covered for sudden changes in the weather, illnesses, unannounced natural calamity at your destination, and so on.
  • Personal Liability Cover: Denmark Schengen visa travel insurance offer coverage for any personal liabilities incurred due to an accident where the policyholder is at fault. It includes legal fees, third-party compensation, and more.

Processing Time for the Denmark Schengen Visa

Denmark Schengen visas may take up to 15 days to get processed. However, in some cases, it may take up to 30 days if the authority receives a high number of visa applications. In even rarer cases, the visa application process may extend to 90 days. 

Thus, it is advisable to apply for the Denmark Schengen visa as early as you can, though not before three months before you visit Denmark.

When Should You Apply For Denmark Schengen Visa?

Once you have finalised your tickets, you can apply for the Denmark Schengen visa. As the visa validity begins when you enter Denmark, obtaining a visa early won't affect your trip. You can start the Denmark Schengen visa application process at least a month or two before your journey begins.

As mentioned earlier, the visa application process may take more than 15 days in some cases. For this reason, it is wise to keep an additional margin apart from the one suggested by the visa authorities.

Denmark Schengen Visa

The table below depicts the fees schedule to apply for a Denmark Schengen visa -

Individual Categories

Fees (In Euros)

For Adult Travellers


For Travellers of Ages 6-12 Years 


For Travellers Below 6 Years 


Denmark Schengen Visa Validity

The validity of a Denmark Schengen visa would depend on the visa type you are applying for. Short-term visas, falling under the Type C category, allow visa holders to have a stay of up to 90 days within 180 days (6 months) in the region. However, the long-stay visa, falling under the Type D category, is usually valid for one year.

Key Takeaways

If you need a Denmark Schengen visa to visit the country, it is recommended to start the visa application form as early as possible to avoid any hassles in the visa application process and delays in processing. Furthermore, you should keep the stack of documents ready, as failing to show any of the required documents may lead to the denial of your visa application process. Travel insurance is one of the essential documents.

You can buy an appropriate travel insurance plan from Policybazaar UAE officials easily and without any major difficulties. If you find it challenging to find suitable travel insurance, you can always reach out to our in-house insurance expert team and get the plan to financially cover your trip!

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