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Greenland Visa and Passport Requirements

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


A passport valid for at least three months beyond the length of stay in Greenland is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or valid national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days.

Greenland is not part of the EU, so EU regulations on free movement do not apply. EU nationals have no special entitlement to live and work in Greenland, except residents of Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway) who may live, study and work in Greenland without a visa.

Visitors who wish to explore the glaciers and mountains or visit the national park also require a special permit from the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Justice. If you are travelling as part of an organised group (eg a cruise), your operator will arrange this.

Types and Cost

Schengen visa: €60/£48 (€35/£28 for nationals of a few countries; check with the consulate).

A normal Schengen visa is not valid for travel to Greenland. Nationals requiring visas for Greenland must have a Schengen visa issued by a Danish mission with the wording 'Valid for Greenland' in the comments section on the visa. 


Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period.

Application to

Danish Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Schengen Visas

Although Denmark is a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement, only Schengen visas issued specifically for travel to Greenland are valid (see above).

Working days

Applications for visas for Denmark should be completed in 15 days, but in some cases they may take 30 to 60 days.

Sufficient Funds

Applicants for Schengen visas must prove sufficient funds.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Royal Danish Embassy in the USA

Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and is represented abroad by Danish Embassies.

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

Royal Danish Embassy in the UK

Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and is represented abroad by Danish Embassies.

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

Mon-Thurs 0900-1630 and Fri 0900-1600; consular enquiries Mon-Fri 1500-1600 (telephone).

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