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  • A Short Stay visa entitles an applicant, who does not hold a residence permit, to stay in Denmark for an uninterrupted period or a total of successive periods of stays that does not exceed 90 days in every 180 days period.

General information on visa

Denmark is part of the Schengen area. This means that you apply for a Schengen visa. Please note that when you apply for a Schengen visa at a Danish mission, Denmark has to be your main destination. You will find the Schengen visa rules here.

You are only allowed to stay in Schengen on a visitor’s visa for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days. To calculate your stay in Schengen, you can use the Schengen Visa Calculator.

Please note that in Denmark you are not allowed to take up residence or work on a Schengen visa. Read more about work permits here.

Family members of an EU/EEA or Swiss citizens who are exercising their right to free movement in Denmark have the right to have their visa application processed in accordance with EU regulations.

Some nationalities are subject to consultation during the examination of visa applications. Go to Annex 16 of the Visa Code Handbook to read, which nationalities are subject to consultation.

Going to Greenland and/or Faroe Islands? When you hand in your visa application at the Visa Application Centre, please inform the staff that you will be travelling to Greenland and/or the Faroe Islands. Visa applications for Greenland and the Faroe Islands can only be submitted at Danish missions.

The Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi represents Denmark in handling all Schengen visa applications from Nepal. Applications will continue to be received and handed out in Kathmandu at the Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global in Kathmandu, Nepal.

More detailed information please visit the website of VFS SwedenEmbassy of Sweden and Danish Immigration Service


  • If you want to work, study, seek family reunification, or stay in Denmark longer than 90 days, you should apply for a Residence Permit.

You apply for a residence permit through either the Danish Immigration Service or the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

To read more about the different kinds of residence permits, which one to apply for, and how to apply, go to the Danish Immigration Service and The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI)’s website.

Please follow the step-by-step guide on how to apply for a visa.