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    02 September 2019

    • VAC closer in Mumbai and Pune on 02 September 2019 (Monday) on the occasion of Ganesh Festival
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    30 July 2019


    From 01 July 2019, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark including all Danish diplomatic missions are introducing online payment of the embassy fee for residence or work permit.

    The embassy fee should be paid online using this link

    The receipt for the payment should be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS) when you hand in your passport, relevant documentation and supply biometrics. Please note that in R/W permit cases there are three fees to be paid. 1) The fee to either The Danish Immigration Service or The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), 2) the fee to the Danish embassy (using the link and 3) the fee to the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS).

    Please, also be informed that VFS’ Visa Application Centers in Gurugram, Jaipur, Goa, Puducherry and Trivandrum will not accept visa applications for Denmark or Iceland from 01 July 2019 and therefore it will not be possible to book appointments for these locations.

    Applications for a Schengen visa to Denmark or Iceland will only be accepted at the following locations: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune.

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    17 July 2019

    If you are planning to travel to Denmark or Iceland in the month of August, please apply now.

    Due to staff training the visa section will be operating with very limited staff in the days of 13, 14 and 16 August.

    Remember you can apply 90 days before your intended travel - if you do so; you will also not be in stress about whether or not you will be able to be issued a visa on time for your travel.

    Be aware that any time from you have lodged your application at VFS and until it reaches the Embassy is not included in the 15 days of processing time mentioned in art 23 of the Visa codex.

    Always count a minimum of 20 working days to be on the safe side for an answer on the application. Also be aware that an application is an application and does not constitute a right to have a visa issued.

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    20 June 2019

    NEW MANDATORY ONLINE VISA APPLICATION: From the 01 July 2019, you must fill in your visa application and pay the application fee online using

    After you have applied and paid the visa fee online, you must print the cover letter from ApplyVisa and hand in supporting documents at the Visa Application Centre . You can see a list of application centers here:

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    20 April 2019

    The application center In Goa will remain closed on 23 April 2019 on account of General Elections

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    12 December 2018

    The Denmark visa application center in Kathmandu will remain closed in between 24 December 2018 till 27 December 2018 for Christmas. The application center will open on 28 December 2018 for visa application submission.

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    17 October 2018

    Travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted.Please note with effect from 01 February 2018, Visa applicants are informed that travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen state List of approved Indian insurance companies

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    11 October 2018

    Denmark Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu will remain closed from 16 – 19 October 2018 on the occasion of Dashain Festival.

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    10 October 2018

    Durga Puja Notice

    Our courier partner may not be operational from 16 October 2018 to 19 October 2018 on account of Durga Puja and applications submitted on the said dates will undergo a delay in submission at the Embassy because of the closure. The applications will be submitted tentatively on 24 October 2018 at the Embassy.

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    27 August 2018

    Passport Collection Process

    The applicants may choose courier delivery or counter collection as a mode of the passport collection. As per the instructions from the Embassy third party collection of passport or documents is not permitted, except in the following scenarios:

    • Immediate Family Member only (I.e. Parents, siblings, children) – Relationship proof needs to be furnished at the time of collection
    • One member of the group collecting for the entire group
    • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials, only if the authorization letter is on the Govt. letter head
    • Company Representative should present –Authorization letter on the Company letter head and the official ID card

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

    • Original ICR
    • Passport copy of the applicant(s)
    • Authorization letter from the applicant. (If one member of the group is collecting the passport on behalf of the entire group – authorization letter from all the other applicant(s) is mandatory)
    • Clear photocopy of the Govt. ID card will only be accepted at time of passport collection (eg. PAN Card, Driving License, Aadhar Card, Passport, Voter ID Card)
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    16 September 2017

    Schengen Visa Form Filling assistance is just a call away!

    VFS Global introduces Form Filling Assistance service over the Phone to give Visa Applicants just the helping hand they need when completing their Visa Application forms.

    Please call 022 67866028 to avail the service

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    15 September 2017

    Denmark Visa Application Centre in Kolkata will remain closed on 29 September 2017 on account of Durga Puja.

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    15 September 2017

    Blue Dart Closure in Kolkata: 28 September to 02 October 2017

    On account of Durga Puja in Kolkata please note that our courier partner, Blue Dart, will be completely closed on 27 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Blue Dart will also be closed for 02 October 2017 for Gandhi Jayanti. Hence all applications accepted in Kolkata on 28 September will be submitted at the Embassy in Delhi on 04 October 2017.

    Also note that the counter collection passports sent from Delhi on 28 September 2017 and 29 September 2017 will reach Kolkata on 03 October 2017.

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    14 July 2017

    Residence Permits From Nepal To Be Sent To New Delhi After 1 September 2017

    On the 1 September 2017, the Danish Embassy in New Delhi will start receiving residence permit applications from Nepal. Despite upcoming changes in visa procedures, applying will still take place in Kathmandu. Due to this year’s closure of the Danish Embassy in Nepal, residence permits and visa cases regarding visits to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Estonia will be forwarded from Nepal to the respective Embassies in New Delhi. Applications will continue to be received and handed out in Kathmandu at the Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    See the change of issuance locations and dates for when changes will become effective listed below:

    • As per 1 August 2017, visa issuance for travellers going to Denmark, Sweden and Estonia will take place at the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi.
    • As per 1 September 2017, issuance of visa and resident permits going to Norway will take place at the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi.
    • As per 1 September 2017, issuance of resident permits to Denmark will take place at the Danish Embassy in New Delhi.
    • As per 1 September 2017, visa issuance for travellers going to Iceland will take place at the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi.


    All applications shall be handed in and collected at the Visa Application Centre in Patan operated by VFS Global. For more visa information visit:

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    12 July 2017

    Change in Denmark VAS and VFS Logistic Fees

    General public is hereby notified that Denmark VAS & VFS Logistic Fees will be change with effect from 12 July 2017 . Kindly refer visa fee page for further information

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    03 July 2017

    Information on processing of applicant's fingerprints and photograph for the use of identification and verification of identity within the immigration area

    Click Here

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    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.”

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    20 March 2017

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

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    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.

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    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.
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    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)

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


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    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