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Visa operations

Visa operations are limited due to the current restrictions on entry into Denmark. The UK is currently categorised as a “banned” country. However, you can hand in a visa application if you have a worthy purpose for entering Denmark. Read more about what constitutes a worthy purpose on the website of the Danish police. Please contact the embassy if you wish to hand in a visa application

Information on the temporary entry restrictions if you are not resident in the UK can be found on the website of the Danish Police

Find more information on the current visa operations here.

The Embassy of Denmark has appointed VF Services (UK) Ltd. as its outsourced partner for acceptance and processing of its visa applications. All visa applications will be accepted and processed by VF Services (UK) Ltd. through its dedicated Denmark Visa Application Centres in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.

It is necessary to book an appointment for an interview at the VFS centres in London, Manchester and Edinburgh, and you may have to wait several weeks for an available appointment slot for an interview.

The service focuses on delivering visas within a short time (15 days calculated from the date the Embassy receives the application). Please note that for applications handed in in Manchester or Edinburgh this date is usually 3-4 working days after the application date. Applications handed in in London are usually received at the Embassy the next working day. A non-refundable fee will be charged for the service provided by VFS in addition to the visa fee.

The centres in London, Manchester and Edinburgh manage scheduling of appointments for submission of visas (appointment required). Visa applications must be submitted in person (including children). For more information - including the location of the centres in Manchester and Edinburgh - please visit the VFS Global website. Please note that you may have to wait several weeks for an available appointment slot for an interview.
From the month of October to March the Embassy is very busy, and appointments (in particular for Iceland) are fully booked quickly. The release of new appointments is staggered, as they would otherwise all be booked up immediately resulting in longer waiting times. You may therefore experience a shortage of appointments at certain times until new ones are released,  and you may have to wait several weeks for an available appointment. It is therefore advisable that you book an appointment before you finalise your flight and hotel bookings. If you are travelling to Denmark and are unable to obtain an appointment before your departure date, please write to the Embassy at the following address:

Helpline: -  0203 793 8624 from 08.30-17.30 hrs (Mon- Fri)


VFS, the Embassy's outsourcing partner, accepts visa applications for business/conference visits and from family members of EU/EEA nationals at all three centres without an appointment  Monday - Friday 8.30 - 12.00. Please note that all applications submitted at the visa centre will incur a mandatory service charge (currently £25.69 - subject to change). Family members of EU nationals may also contact the Embassy direct by e-mail: to request an appointment. Please include a daytime contact telephone number. There is, however, some waiting time for an appointment at the Embassy.

You may apply up to 6 months before you travel.

If you are not resident in the U.K. (i.e. holding a C-visit visa) you should apply through the Danish Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence, but you may also apply at any Danish mission outside your country of residence if you have a valid reason for not having applied there (e.g. no Danish mission or a new urgent situation has arisen during your stay in the UK (e.g. new business trip, death or serious illness of a relative in Denmark/Iceland - please note that written confirmation from the doctor or hospital in Denmark/Iceland is required).

If you have not visited the Schengen area previously, a visa is normally issued for one entry. Once you have made one visit in accordance with the visa granted you may apply for two or more entries if you can provide the documentation for these visits.

If you want to visit one Schengen country, apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of that country.

If you want to visit several Schengen countries, apply at the Embassy or Consulate of the country of your main destination(determined by the purpose and duration of stay).

If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, but do not have a main destination, apply at the Embassy or Consulate of the first Schengen country you will be visiting.

The earliest you can apply is 3 months before the start your trip.

Denmark represents Iceland in visa matters.


In an emergency, such as the death or serious illness of a relative, please contact the Embassy for further information (contact details on the website "Contact Us"). A supporting letter from an undertaker or a hospital is required.

Error in issued visa

If you find an error in the visa issued to you, please contact the Embassy by email straight away The Embassy can then arrange for you to return the passport by post and a new visa will be issued to you.

Holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports

Applicants holding a diplomatic or service passport must also give their biometrics (digital photo and fingerprints). It is therefore necessary for the applicant to appear in person at the Embassy. Please contact the Embassy to make an appointment (appointments are only available to holders of diplomatic or service passports and cannot be extended to family members of these holding ordinary passports).

The following applies to each applicant:

  • You must be staying legally in the UK at the time of application.
  • Written parental consent is required for minors.
  • All documents must not be older than 1 month