News and Updates

  • 27 March 2017

    “All minors must be accompanied by both parents or legal guardians and sign the application form in front of a VFS officer. Except in cases where, the child is traveling with one parent to visit the other parent, who is residing in Denmark.”

  • 20 March 2017

    Indian Nationals does not require transit visa but certain other Nationals do.

  • 23 Februray 2017

    New Visa and VFS fees effective from 24 February 2017

    With effective from 24 February 2016 new visa and VFS fees (for all categories) will be as follows

    Visa Category Visa Fee in INR & BTN
    Tourist Visa / Non Professional Visa 4225
    Business Visa / Conference Visa 4225
    Airport Transit Visa / Transit Visa / Seaman Visa 4225
    Child b/w 6- 12 Yrs. ( only in short stay visa) 2465
    Work Visa / Positive List / Pay Limit Scheme / Corporate Scheme 14350
    Researchers / Student / Trainees / Interns 14350
    Religious Workers 14350
    Self-Employment 14350
    Au-pairs 14350
    Family Reunification 14350
    Re-entry 14350
    Online Application (Biometrics enrolled in India) 14350
    Additional VFS Charges Fees in INR
    VFS Service Fee 1416
    Additional VFS Charges for Applications submitted in Bhutan Fees in BTN
    VFS Service Fee 2113
    Courier charge for each Application Submitted in Bhutan 2113
    Optional Services Fees in INR
    Courier 300
    SMS 115
    Form Filling 102
    Photocopy – Black & White (01 page) 2
    Photocopy – Colour (01 page) 15
    Photograph ( 06 copies) 150
    Premium Lounge 1255
  • 09 January 2017

    Denmark Update

    Note: Applicants may submit their visa applications directly to the Embassy of Denmark, New Delhi for which they should contact the Visa Section by email at A visa application cannot be submitted without prior appointment at the Embassy of Denmark. Appointments for direct submission are only granted on a case-by-case basis.

  • 13 December 2016

    The Government of India has withdrawn with immediate effect (midnight of 08 November 2016) the legal tender character of the existing and any older series banknotes in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.

    VFS will accept Visa fees and VFS logistic charges in all denominations of all notes other than the existing & old high denomination notes of Rs. 500 and Rs.1000.

  • 06 December 2016

    Dear Applicant/ Representative / Travel Agents:

    The Denmark Visa Application Centre in Chennai will remain closed in regards to the sad demise of the Honble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

  • 22 November 2016

    Relocation of Denmark Visa Application Centre in Cochin.

    Please be informed that The Denmark Visa Application Centre in Cochin, has moved to 1st Floor, Manoj Tower (Coastal Chambers), Opposite to Mercy Hotel, M G Road Ravipuram , Cochin, Kerala-682015, effective from 21 November 2016.

  • 22 November 2016

    Availability of Premium Lounge Service from 21 November 2016.

    Please be informed that The Premium Lounge Service is available at Cochin visa application centre effect from 21 November 2016.

  • 21 November 2016

    With Effective From 01 December 2016 Submission of Visa application and collection of passports can be done by the following:

    • Applicant himself.
    • Travel Agents/Representative is coming to submit the application he needs to carry a photo id of himself and an authority letter from the applicant / company.
    • Third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:
      • Immediate Family Member (that is Parents, Children, Spouse)
      • A person collecting on behalf of Government officials if authorized on the Government letter head.
      • Red Carpet Representatives if authorized on the Company’s letter head

    If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:

    1. Original Government ID card
    2. Original ICR
    3. Original authorization letter from applicant

    It is also mandatory to mention applicant’s personal address on the covering letter on which passport has to be couriered. Applicant's passport will not be couriered to their travel agencies 'addresses as directed by the Embassy.

    1. In case of a business applicant, if the applicant wishes to receive the passport to his/her office, then the same needs to be mentioned in the covering letter and the applicant’s office address needs to be mentioned in the courier request form.
    2. For application withdrawal cases, the passport needs to be collected from VFS Global only.
  • 03 October 2016

    On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed.

    On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016. Hence all applications accepted in Kolkata on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016 will be submitted at the Embassy in Delhi on 14 October 2016.

    Also note that the passports sent from Delhi on 10 October 2016 and 11 October 2016 will reach Kolkata on 12 October 2016 and 13 October 2016 respectively.

  • 04 June 2016

    Bill to repeal the Green card scheme has been passed

    On 2 June 2016 the Danish Parliament has passed a bill to repeal the Greencard scheme.

    The change means that from 10 June 2016 it will no longer be possible to submit new applications for a Green card.

    It is still possible to apply for a Green card until 10 June 2016.

    After 10 June 2016 you can continue to apply for an extension of an existing Green card. Likewise it will still possible to apply for a residence permit as an accompanying family member to a person holding a Green card.

    The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration will continue to process applications under the Green card scheme submitted before the effective date of 10 June 2016 according to the current regulations.

    The changes will be incorporated into the specific pages on offering information on the Greencard scheme on 10 June 2016.

    The information is also available on  Please see the following links (Please also inform/forward the links to ESP)

  • 20 May 2016

    Prior appointment will be mandatory effective 11 April…

  • 15 May 2016

    Closure of Denmark Visa Application Centre in Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum and Pondicherry

    Denmark Visa Application Centre in Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum and Pondicherry Closed on 16 May 2016 for elections

    Please note that Latvia Visa Application Centre in Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum and Pondicherry will remain closed on 16 May 2016 due to Elections. Please do not book any appointments on this date.

  • 10 May 2016

    Delay in Visa Processing

    Dear Applicants/Representatives and Travel Agents,

    Please be informed that there might be delay in visa processing for further information please click here.

  • 19 April 2016

    Kolkata Denmark Visa Application Centre Closed on 21 April 2016 for Elections

    Please note that Denmark Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on 21 April 2016 due to Elections. Please do not book any appointments on this date.

  • 06 April 2016

    No application would be accepted without prior appointment

    With Effect From 11 April 2016 No application would be accepted without prior appointment. Please make sure you arrive at the visa application center 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.

  • 18 March 2016

    Embassy of Denmark will remain Closed from 24 till 28 March 2016

    Please be notified that the Danish Embassy and VFS application centre will remain closed from 24 till 28 March 2016 and will resume working on 29 March 2016.

    Applications submitted on 23 March in Delhi and on 22 March at rest of the locations will be delivered to Embassy on 29 March 2016. So kindly plan your application’s submission/collection & travel accordingly.

  • 11 February 2016

    Phasing out of Handwritten Passports

    Please note that as per information received from the Indian Authorities, handwritten and non-machine readable passports are no longer issued and manual changes in Indian passports are no longer permitted. The Schengen states’ consulates thus do not accept:

    1. Handwritten or non-machine readable Indian passports.
    2. Indian passports that contain a manual entry (observation) where the biographical data (including name place and date of birth and sex) of the passport holder were changed.
  • 11 February 2016

    Fingerprints - Temporary form of Impossibility

    Please note that as per the instruction received from Embassy if an applicant is having a bandaged or amputated finger then he/she has to provide a medical certificate from a Doctor in support of the same.

  • 19 January 2016

    Fees are regulated on 1 January 2016

    If you plan to apply for a residence permit or an extension of a residence permit based on work or studies around 1 January 2016, please note that processing fees are regulated on 1 January 2016.

    If you wish to apply before the fees are regulated, you must not only pay the fee but also submit your application before 1 January 2016.

    In other words, it is the date on which you submit your application to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration, to the Danish police, or at a Danish diplomatic mission, which determines the amount of the processing fee.

    If you pay the fee before 1 January 2016, but submit your application after 1 January 2016, you will have paid less than the required fee, and consequently your application may be rejected, that is, it will not be processed. It is not possible to create a Case Order ID with the regulated 2016 fee prior to 1 January 2016.

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

  • 04 November 2015

    All applicants are required book an appointment online to submit their visa application and Biometric information at the Schengen visa application centre.

    As part of the visa application procedure, from 2 November 2015 applicants will need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, applicants are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.

    Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process available on the website to submit your visa application and supporting documents at the visa application centre.

    If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel and you will require to book a new appointment after 24 hours.

    Please make sure you arrive at the visa application centre 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application centre. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.

    If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.

    VFS Global appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers. VFS Global will soon introduce appointment scheduling through call Centre for the ease of applicants.

    How to book an appointment

    Please click here to book an appointment online.


  • 04 November 2015

    Change in the visa application submission process - Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) on 2 November 2015

    Changes in Schengen visa application process – India

    Visa Information System