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9 August 2014: Updated Travel Medical Insurance

Applicants must provide proof of travel medical insurance covering the full time of their intended visit. The insurance must be valid throughout the territory of the Member States. The minimum cover shall be EUR 30,000.

The insurance has to cover any expenses, which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death.
As a general rule, insurance should be taken out in the country of residence. Where it is not possible it can be obtained in any other country.

Kindly be advised that travel medical insurance policy terms and conditions cannot limit the coverage of medical expenses or emergency care based on age, resulting in coverage below the minimum requirement. Please note that failure to provide adequate travel medical insurance will delay the processing of your visa application.
 
19 June 2014: Accredited Travel Agency

In order to improve the quality of visa applications submitted to the The Royal Danish Embassy through its External Service Provider VFS, the Embassy is introducing an accreditation of travel agents. Starting from the 5th of March 2014 only accredited travel agents will be allowed to submit applications on behalf of the applicant to any of the five VFS Denmark Visa Application Centers in India. Other representatives will not be allowed apart parents submitting applications for minor children, and spouses submitting applications for each other (e.g. a man submitting his application as well as his wife’s). In the latter case, a proof of relationship (e.g. marriage certificate/passport entry of spouse) is required before the application of the spouse can be accepted.

The accreditation process will not affect the applications submitted by applicants wishing to submit their applications in person at any of the VFS Visa Application Centers. Please click here for the list of Accredited Travel Agencies.
 
10 April 2014: Kolkata Visa Application Centre Relocation

Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives
Please note that the VFS Denmark Visa Application Centre Kolkata is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the below mentioned address with effect from 14 April 2014.

Address: Denmark Visa Application Centre
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Rene Tower, Building No. 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Rajdanga,

Landmark: Near Geetanjali Stadium Kolkata, 700107, India
 
9 April 2014:

Denmark Visa Application Centre , Bangalore will remain closed on 17 , 18 and 21 April 2014. Applications submitted on 16 April 2014, would be reaching the Denmark Embassy on 23 April 2014. Hence kindly plan your travel accordingly and submit your Visa Application
 
5 April 2014

Denmark VFS, Mumbai has now relocated to the following address:

Trade Centre, 3rd Floor, “G” Block, Bandra Kurla Complex,Bandra (East),Mumbai-400051.
 
10 March 2014: VFS Holiday

VFS Centers will remain closed on following days on account of General elections in India.

Locations Polling dates
Delhi NCR Thursday, April 10, 2014
Bangalore Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mumbai Thursday, April 24, 2014
Kolkata Monday, May 12, 2014
Chennai Thursday, April 24, 2014
 
28 March 2014:

Applicants, Travel Agents and representatives: Kindly note that VFS Denmark Visa Application Centre in Mumbai is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the below mentioned address with effect from 07 April 2014.

Trade Centre,
3rd Floor, “G” Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East),
Mumbai-400051
 
17 February 2014: The Embassy of Denmark introduced a Red-Carpet Program for business visa applications. For further information please visit the Embassy’s website or contact the Danish Embassy (delambvisa@um.dk).
 
12 January 2014 – Travel Agency Accreditation

“The Royal Danish Embassy in New Delhi is introducing an accreditation of travel agents, in order to improve the quality of visa applications submitted to the Royal Danish Embassy through its External Service Provider (VFS).

Starting from the 1 March 2014 only accredited travel agents will be allowed to submit applications on behalf of the applicant to any of the five VFS Danish Visa Application Centres in India. A list of the accredited travel agents will be available on the Embassy’s and VFS website before 1 March.

Travel Agents/Travel desks interested in the accreditation process are kindly requested to contact the Royal Danish Embassy at delambvisa@um.dk .”
 
10 December 2013 – Holiday Update:-

Embassy of Denmark and VFS will remain closed from 24 December 2013 till 1 January 2014 on account of Christmas and New Year. 
Whereas VFS centre will remain open on 30 and 31 December 2013 to accept the applications. Applications that would be submitted on 23, 30 and 31 December 2013 would be submitted to Embassy on 2 January 2014, request you to plan your trip’s accordingly.
 
28 November 2013 - Processing fees are regulated on 1 January 2014

If you plan to apply for a residence permit or an extension of a residence permit based on work or studies around 1 January 2014, please note that processing fees are regulated on 1 January 2014.

If you wish to apply before the fees are regulated, you must both pay the fee and submit your application before 1 January 2014. In other words, it is the date on which you submit your application to the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment, to the Danish police, or at a Danish diplomatic mission, which decides the amount of the fee.

If you pay the fee before 1 January 2014, but submit your application after 1 January 2014, you will have paid less than the required fee, and your application will be rejected, that is, it will not be processed. It is not possible to create a Case Order ID with the 2014 fee prior to 1 January 2014.

If you have created a Case Order ID before 1 January 2014 but have not yet used the Case Order ID to paid the fee, then the fee connected to the Case Order ID will automatically change to the 2014 amount so that you will pay the correct fee.

The processing fees for applying for a residence permit are regulated every year on 1 January.
 
4 November 2013 – Denmark Embassy will remain closed on 8 November 2013 (Friday) whereas VFS will remain open and accept the applications. The Applications received on 7 November 2013 (Thursday) and 8 November 2013 (Friday) will be delivered to the Embassy on 11 November (Monday).
 
14 October 2013, Monday- VFS Kolkata- On account of Durga Puja, Blue Dart will remain closed on 14 October. Hence all applications submitted on Monday, 14 October 2013 will be forwarded to Delhi on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 and to the Embassy on Thursday 17 October 2013.
 
01 July 2013 – Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents are hereby notified that w.e.f 01 July 13, colour photocopy of the passport (all pages of the passport) for every category is required at the time of submission. Applicants holding valid visa for USA/UK/Canada & Australia even in old passport and any Schengen visa issued in last three years have to submit the colour photocopy at the time of submission.
 
01 July 2013 - VFS Denmark application center in Kolkata will record biometrics for all long term applications.
Biometrics contains digital photos, fingerprints and signatures. In this way the security against forgery and misuse of residence cards is strengthened.
When you come to the visa application centre to deliver a residence/ work permit application, you will need to have your biometric data recorded. You should remove any henna on your fingertips, or allow it to fade, as this may prevent us from getting a clear scan.
Every applicant who is submitting a residence permit application must attend the visa application centre in person. Children of less than6 years need to attend, but are not require to have fingerprints or signature recorded, only a photograph.
 
3 December 2012 - Changes in Immigration Processing Fee

If you plan to apply for a residence permit or an extension of a residence permit based on work or studies around 1 January 2013, please note that processing fees are regulated on 1 January 2013.

If you wish to apply before the fees are regulated, you must create a Case Order ID and submit your application before 1 January 2013. It is not possible to create a Case Order ID with the 2013 fee prior to 1 January 2013. This means that if you wish to submit your application after 1 January 2013, it is important that you create your Case Order ID on 1 January 2013 or later.

In other words, it is the date on which you submit your application to the Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment, to the Danish police, or at a Danish diplomatic mission, which decides the amount of the fee. If you have paid less than the required amount, your application will be rejected, that is, it will not be processed.

The processing fees for applying for a residence permit are regulated every year on 1 January.

For more information you can log-on to the link mentioned below:

http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/News/News/danish_immigration_service/2012/Oktober/fees-regulated-on-1-january-2013.htm
 
Denmark Introduces Biometric Residence Cards from 20 May 2012

From 20 May 2012 Danish Embassy will be introducing biometrics for all the long term applications. Biometrics must contain digital photos, fingerprints and signatures. In this way the security against forgery and misuse of residence cards is strengthened.
When you come to the visa application centre to deliver a residence/ work permit application, you will need to have your biometric data recorded. You should remove any henna on your fingertips, or allow it to fade, as this may prevent us from getting a clear scan.
Every applicant who is submitting a residence permit application must attend the visa application centre in person. Children of less than6 years need to attend, but are not require to have fingerprints or signature recorded, only a photograph.
Currently VFS Denmark application center will record biometrics for all long term applications at Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai only. Currently the biometric will not be recorded at Kolkatta application center, so the applicants applying under long term category have to submit the application at one of the above mentioned location.
 
Processing Time

In accordance with the EU Visa Code, visa applications are generally processed within max. 15 days from the date of receipt at the Embassy. Visa applications which have to be sent to the Danish Immigration Service (DIS) for further assessment may require additional processing time. See DIS’s website (http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/visa/processing_time.htm) for more information.

Please note:

1. The Visa Section cannot guarantee that applications submitted at short notice will be processed on time (i.e. less than 15 days notice).

2. In peak travel periods, applications submitted at short notice will not, as a rule, be prioritized ahead of applications that have been submitted in time.

3. Applications are only accepted within 3 months of the requested date of arrival

   
Visa with Report Back Stamp

The visa issued on ’report-back’ basis (Next to the visa sticker in your passport you will find a stamp that reads:
Please present yourself at the Embassy or the Consulates upon your return”)
are required to present themselves in person , along with their passport, either to the Embassy in New Delhi or to any of our Consulates within 15 days from the date of expiry of the visa. An authorized personnel will then check the passport to verify that you returned to India within the time frame of the visa’s validity.
Please note that if you do not present yourself at the Embassy or a Consulate within 15 days from the date of your visa’s expiry, it will indicate that you have exceeded the visa’s validity period. As a consequence this information will be given to the relevant authorities for their investigation.
If you have any questions, please contact The Royal Danish Embassy, New Delhi.
 
New Regulations on Residence Permits

With effect of May 20, 2011, the Danish Embassy New Delhi no longer issues residence permits in form of stickers in the passport. Applicants who receive permission for a residence permit will be issued a D-Visa that allows the applicant to travel to Denmark within a prescribed time frame. In Denmark, the applicant has to approach the Danish Immigration Service, which will then issue the residence permit in form of a plastic card to the applicant. The new procedure is in accordance with EU regulations. Please note that the D-Visa is territorially restricted to Denmark. It allows the applicant to transit through other Schengen airports, but it does not allow the travel into other Schengen countries. Residence permits that were issued in form of stickers before May 20, 2011, keep their validity and applicants can still travel to Denmark. For further questions please contact the Danish Immigration Service: http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/contact/contact.htm
 
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