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Family Members of EU/EEA Nationals

Family Members of EU/EEA nationals exercising Treaty Rights in another EU/EEA country 

Family members are:

The direct descendants (children) who are under the age of 21 or are dependants, and those of the spouse or partner.

The dependant direct relatives in the ascending line (e.g. parents) and those of the spouse or partner.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please check the title on your UK residence card/sticker to establish whether you hold a "Residence Permit" or "Residence Documentation". THEY ARE NOT THE SAME AND DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS APPLY.

If you hold an EU/EEA Residence Card as a family member of an EU national (in the UK a sticker in the passport  entitled Residence Documentation or a separate plastic card entitled Residence Card) according to Article 5, cf. Article 10 of EU Directive 38/2004, you do not need a visa for travel to Denmark or Iceland, but you must be accompanied by your EU/EEA spouse/partner/parent. The old style stamp preceding the EU Residence Documentation sticker is also accepted for visa free travel as long as it refers to the holder being a family member of an EU/EEA national exercising Treaty Rights (please note that UK nationals living and working in the UK do not exercise Treaty Rights).

 

The permanent stay Residence Documentation sticker (or plastic card) is also
valid for visa free travel:

 

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If you are travelling to another EU/EEA country other than Denmark or Iceland you should check with that country's embassy in the UK whether they also accept you as being visa exempt.

It is advisable to print this page and to present it together with your letter from UK Border Agency regarding your Residence Documentation and proof of your relationship with the EU/EEA national to the airline at the point of departure or Danish/Icelandic Border Control on entry into Denmark or Iceland in case of problems. 

Please bring both originals and photocopies of the required documentation as well as completed application form and applicant's passport.

  1. Holders of Residence Documentation sticker (or plastic card) travelling with spouse/partner/parent: no visa required
  2. Holders of Residence Documentation sticker (or plastic card)
    travelling without the EU/EEA national you are dependant on: visa required (free of charge)
    Documentation required: Proof of family relationship with EU/EEA national (Original Marriage or Birth Certificate - cohabitating partners: proof of same address for at least 18 - 24 months) and original passport of EU/EEA national (photocopies not accepted), family members other than spouses/partners and children: proof of dependency on EU/EEA national or his/her spouse/partner.
  3. Holders of Residence Documentation sticker (or plastic card) travelling with the Danish national you are dependant on:
    as 1. above.
  4. Holders of Residence Documentation sticker (or plastic card) travelling without the Danish national you are dependant on:
    as 2. above.
  5. Holders of Residence Permit on the basis of being married to/partner/child/parent of a UK national travelling with the UK national you are dependant on: visa required (free of charge)
       

    Documentation required:

    Proof of family relationship with UK national: Original Marriage or Birth Certificate (if in language other than English, French, German or Spanish
    a certified translation into English is required)
    Cohabitating partners: proof of same address for a least 18-24 months
    Passport of UK national (photocopies not accepted)
    Family members other than spouse and children: proof of dependency on UK national
    or his/her spouse/partner
    Travel tickets (return tickets as proof that you are travelling with UK national)

  6. Holders of Residence Permit on the basis of being married to/partner/child/parent of a UK national travelling without the UK national you are dependent on:
    visa required (free of charge)

    Documentation required:

    as listed under requirements for a Schengen visa 
    plus proof of relationship with UK national as listed under 5 above
                   

Please note that for visa purposes both the passport and UK Residence Documentation must be valid for the duration of your visit to Denmark. A UK Residence Permit and passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the visit to Denmark.

Applications from family members of EU nationals are prioritized and processed faster. Please note that some nationals are subject to prior consultation in one or more Schengen countries, before a visa can be issued. The consultation takes around 8-10 days. Please see  the list of countries.

Please see further information about where to apply: where to apply for a Schengen visa