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Danish visa rules

If you wish to travel to Denmark, you should inquire whether you will need a visa. If you do, make sure to lodge an application in due time.

Visas

A visa is issued for the purpose of a short stay (less than 3 months) in Denmark and other Schengen countries. Employment is not permitted during the stay covered by the visa.

Foreign citizens who are exempted from basic visa requirements can stay, but not work, in the Schengen region up to 3 months.

Short stay visas


Residence and work permits

For stays longer than 3 months as well as stays in connection with studies or employment, including work as au pair, a residence and/or work permit is required. However, special rules apply to citizens from the Nordic Countries, the EU Member States as well as Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Residence and work permits


Further information

Detailed information about the Danish visa rules, foreign nationals who need visas as well as rules governing residence and work permits in Denmark can be obtained from the website of the Danish Immigration Service.

For information about where to apply and processing of applications please see the menu on the left.

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Foreign citizens who are exempted from basic visa requirements can stay, but not work, in the Schengen region up to 3 months.