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Denmark Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes No No
Australian Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Other EU 1 No No


A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.

If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.

EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to three months. EU nationals staying longer than three months must apply to the Regional State Administration for a registration certificate.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Denmark.

Types and Cost

Short-stay Schengen visa: €60/£48.

The normal Schengen visa is not valid for travel to the Faroe Islands or Greenland. To visit these destinations, nationals requiring a visa must apply for a Schengen visa from a Danish mission with the wording 'Valid for the Faroe Islands' or 'Valid for Greenland' on the visa.


Visitors travelling on a Schengen visa must travel within three months from the date of issue of the visa. It is valid for 90 days within a six-month period.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). UK residents requiring a visa should apply to VFS Global ( All visa applicants must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.

Schengen Visas

Denmark is a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement.

Working days

Applications for Schengen visas are usually completed within 15 days, but may take up to 60 days if they require additional processing.

Sufficient Funds

Schengen visa applicants are required to prove they have adequate funds to support their stay.

Extension of stay

Schengen visa holders can only extend their visas in exceptional circumstances, such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.

Entry with pets

If bringing a pet from another EU country, the animal must have a microchip or tattoo, an EU pet passport and a valid rabies vaccination certificate. Animals from outside the EU must also have a microchip or tattoo and rabies vaccination certificate along with a veterinary certificate issued by an authorised veterinarian.

Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Denmark in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7333 0200.
Address: , 55 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9SR,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0900-1630, Fri 0900-1600.

Embassy of Denmark in the USA

Telephone: (202) 234 4300.
Address: NW, 3200 Whitehaven Street, Washington, DC, 20008,
Opening times:

British Embassy in Denmark

Telephone: (45) 3544 5200.
Address: , Kastelsvej 36-40, DK-2100 Copenhagen, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

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