Denmark Visit visa
A Denmark visit visa allows a temporary entry into Denmark for various purposes, which include tourism, meeting relatives or friends, vacation, treatments or surgeries etc. At the same time, a visit visa helps the authorities to maintain control in the number of visit entries in Denmark and other Schengen countries. Not all applicants require a visit visa to travel to Denmark. You will need a Denmark visit visa only if you belong to a country that requires a visit visa for travelling to Denmark. Countries which need a visa to travel to Denmark are selected taking into account the immigration and security issues and certain political concerns.
What does a Denmark visit visa entitle you to?
A Denmark visit visa entitles you to enjoy the following rights:
- The visit visa you the right to stay in the entire Schengen region for a specific period of time.
- (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland are termed as Schengen countries).
- The visa grants you the right to spend a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period in the Schengen region.
- A visa allows you to work in Denmark, provided that you have been explicitly granted this right by the official immigration authorities of Denmark.
- If you are in Denmark after your visa expires, or you want to use your visa stay to obtain a PR in Denmark, you will be given a penalty period of about 3-5 years (certain conditions applicable).
- If your visit and stay in Denmark is less than 90 days, you are allowed to work in that tenure, without any work permit.
Can an applicant apply for an extension of the Denmark visit visa?
If you wish to extend your stay in Denmark for a longer period, you need to apply for a permanent residence permit. The purpose you want to extend the visa or apply for a PR should be strong and around legal grounds, otherwise your visa application will not be accepted. Also, if you apply for a permanent residence permit and visa at the same time your visa application will be turned down. The same implies if you have an already pending PR visa application with the immigration services authorities.
A foreign national will not need a visa to enter Denmark only if he holds a residence card issued to him by an EU country (including Schengen country), under the EU regulations on free movement. In case you hold an EU residence card issued by an EU country which is not a Schengen country, then you need a visa to enter Denmark. Another option here is to enter Denmark without a visa, but being accompanied by an EU citizen. Family members of an EU or Swiss citizen living in Denmark or is eligible to relocate to any other EU country have the right to file for a visa application, which is processed under the EU regulations.
Note: On being granted certain types of residence or re-entry permits in another Schengen country, you do not need a visa to enter Denmark.
If you have any residence permits issued by Bulgaria, Cyprus or Rumania you are allowed to travel through Denmark to the respective country which has issued the residence permit, but you may not stop over without reason, and with a limit of 5 days.