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Once you submit your application, you must wait until the Embassy has made a decision on your case - even if it is difficult and even if you have applied late. No status updates are given at any point during the processing time at the Embassy.

Decisions about visa applications must normally be made within 15 working days from receipt of the application at the Embassy and the application has been deemed admissible. In some cases, applications will require further enquiry, in these cases, the maximum processing time may be 30 days. In other cases further documentation may be required, here the processing time can be up to 60 days. In certain situations, a Danish embassy will be required to ask the Danish Immigration Service to process an application. Please note that if you apply from outside on New Delhi you need to add at least 5 extra days for the transport from VFS to the Embassy. This time DOES NOT count in the 15 working days.

Application processing time counts from the time an admissible application is submitted at a diplomatic mission. 'Admissible' means that the mission has decided that the Schengen conditions for submitting an application have been met.

Track your application online

You can track your application using the reference number on your receipt, which is issued to you on the day of your appointment. If you have opted for the SMS service you will be notified via SMS and email regarding the status of your application. The final SMS you will receive will inform you when the application is ready for collection in the Visa Application Centre.

To check the status of your application, please click below:

Application submitted in India, click here

Application submitted in Bhutan, click here

Application submitted in Nepal, click here

Collection process

Collection of passport can be done within the collection timings from Monday to Friday except Declared Holidays.

Please ensure you bring your receipt with you, which is issued to you on the day of your appointment.

Upon collection of passports, applicants are advised to check that the visa granted meets with their travel schedule.

If you have opted for the courier service, your passport will be dispatched to you via Blue Dart Express.

Third party collection of the documents or passports is not 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:

  • Original Government ID card
  • Original payment receipt
  • Original authorization letter from applicant