As per the statistics in 2016, over 268,000 thousand Schengen visa application for Denmark was received and out of which only 257,000 visas were approved with a rejection rate of 3.05 %,
This post will help you understand all the Schengen visa requirements for Denmark and makes sure that you get your visa in the shortest time possible without the financial risk.
Schengen Short stay visas includes Denmark tourist visa, Denmark business visa, Denmark short-stay visits by relatives and friends of EU nationals.
What is Denmark Schengen visa ?
Denmark Schengen visa is a special kind of visa which allows you to travel among all the Schengen countries including Denmark for a maximum period of upto 90 days. This is a traveller’s dream where with one visa you can travel to any country mentioned below .
Are you sure you need to apply at the Denmark visa consulate ?
Based on the above information, You can know for sure if you need to apply with Denmark consulate for your visa
What is Denmark schengen visa fees ?
If you are applying with VFS, then there is a processing fee of €20 that you will need to pay with VFS
But there are other alternate costs for Schengen visa especially if you do not want to make flight & hotel bookings in advance since you are not guaranteed of visa . Below is our total cost for Denmark Schengen visa
Documents required to apply for Schengen short-stay visa
Duly filled Schengen visa application form – Need help with filling the application form ? You can download the ebook by clicking the image above which contains step by step video instructions to fill your Schengen visa.
Download Schengen visa application from here
A confirmed Flight itinerary or reservation for Schengen visaFlight itinerary is a safer way of submitting a visa application without buying an actual flight ticket which can prove to be expensive if your visa is refused.
What is flight itinerary? Is it accepted by the Schengen consulate ?
Of course, in fact all the embassies mention the same. We have added links to the official visa pages which you can verify.
Your travel itinerary : you MUST BOOK your airline ticket but do not purchase until the visa has been approved.
We recommend that you do not purchase travel tickets until your visa has been approved. On the other hand, you may provide us with a reservation, a planned itinerary or an online printout of a roundtrip ticket.
Travel reservation to and from schengen area, not a ticket. Note: Make travel reservation which you can cancel
Flight (roundtrip)/travel reservations and full itinerary (if several Schengen States will be visited or if the trip covers several Schengen States and non-Schengen countries) with the name of passenger and one copy
Round trip ticket/reservation, originating in this jurisdiction to Europe (and ultimately to Italy) and back, including internal entry and exit points of travel i.e. EURORAIL tickets, car rental, internal flights. The names on reservations have to reflect the names on passports.
We can provide you with flight itineraries which is accepted by not only for Schengen visa but for all visas. We have customers using the same flight itinerary for Malaysia visa, Singapore visa, India visa, UK visa etc.
In fact the European union visa requirements for visa states the same.
As per the official document,
Round trip reservation or itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Schengen state.Schengen authorities accept the itinerary when applying for the visa but request the original air ticket when visa is collected.
That is why we have 100% visa acceptance rate although some of our customer have been requested to provide “additional documents”,none of their visa has been rejected for providing fake documents. With 80% of our customers being return customers or companies which process visas for their employees/clients, our approach is the best approach if you want to ensure the safety of your visa.
This is our orders screen for this month. Most of the orders have been placed by repeat customers.
The best part about our service is along with getting a flight reservation without payment, you can also get confirmed hotel bookings, personal cover letter, leave/no objection letter for your visa consulates.
Proof of accommodation such as hotel bookings We would not suggest you to make your hotel reservations before your visa is approved. We have seen many customers who make all the bookings thinking they can cancel them once they get their visa only for the visa process to be delayed resulting in huge cancellation fees.
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Passport with at least two blank pages and valid for at least three months.If you have an old passport, then even that needs to be submitted along with the application.If you are a minor then the application must be filled and signed by both the parents along with photo copies of parent’s passports.
Two photographs as per the spec mentioned by photo specification for visa application.
Personal Covering letter from the applicant explaining in detail the purpose of the visit.This needs to explain in detail your entire travel itinerary, all the documents that you have submitted in order addressing the Embassy in your area.
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A medical insurance with a minimum cover of €30,000 . See our article to get the best travel insurance for Schengen visa
Proof of sustenance (either as bank statements travel cards, credit cards) to show that you can sustain yourself financially when you are in Europe.If your parents are sponsoring your trip, then you will need to show their bank statements along with a letter stating that they are sponsoring your entire trip and sign on all then bank statements.
- Employment contract or your latest 4 months salary slips.
- Current bank statement of the latest 6 months
- No objection/Leave permission letter from employer (download template from ebook).
- Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary
If you are self-employed/running a business:
- A copy of your business license
- Company bank statement of the latest 6 months
- Income Tax Return (ITR)
If a you are a student:
- Proof of enrollment
- No-objection certificate from school or university (also from parents)
- Pension statement of the latest 6 months
- Regular income generated by property proof of the latest 6 months
Other then the above general documents, depending on your purpose of visit a few additional documents should be obtained
Applying for Denmark schengen tourist/visit visa ?
Invitation letter with the address and phone number from family member or sponsor . A letter signed and approved by local town hall or any other competent government.
Bank statement of the last 6 months
Applying for Denmark schengen business visa ?
Invitation letter from the company you will be visiting and their detailed address accompanied with the dates of your visit and your plans if any
A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel download template from ebook)
If there were previous trade relations between the two companies, proof of such events must be provided
Business bank statement of the latest 6 months
Company registration proofs
Regarding the applicant’s expenses during stay in the Schengen zone, either the employer or the partner company must state coverage of expenses on the letter or invitation
FAQ – On Schengen visa
FAQ – On Schengen visa
Which is the best country to apply for Schengen visa ?
Most of our customers unanimously agree that Germany consulate is the easiest to apply for Schengen visa among all countries.In fact, if you are applying for tourist visa in German counter at VFS, you don’t even have to attend for the interview at the German consulate.
Compare that with Belgian or France where you will need to provide Biometric scans, other additional documents and the need to attend an interview. Germany is the recommended consul to apply for Schengen visa.
Will all Schengen visas be granted for 90 days ?
No, Schengen tourist visa is not granted for 90 days, you will get visa only for the number of days that you present in your travel itinerary and your flight & hotel bookings . See the sample attached below . The visa is granted for 15 days mentioned in the dates. If you want you can add some flexility by adding 10 days to your itinerary. You can do this by using our flight +hotel plan
How long does it take to get my visa ?
It usually takes about a week. But it depends on how busy the consulate is so it is better to apply for visa at least one month in advance
What questions might be asked during my interview ?
Who will pay for your visit?
Are you married? If yes, what does your spouse do? For how long have been married?
Do you have any children? If yes, how old are they, what do they do and where are they?
Do you have any close family or friends in the Schengen area.? If yes, when did you meet the last time?
Where do you stay?
What is your educational qualification?
How will you travel from one place to another?
How do you guarantee me that you will come back?
Which company do you work for?
What does your company do?
What is your profession?
What is your role in the company?
How many years of total experience you have?
For how long are you employed with your current employer?
For how long were you employed with your previous employer?
Could you please show me your company profile and tax returns?
How many employees are there in your company?
Explain your current project to me.
That is it. Once your interview is over, your visa will be sent to you either through mail along with your passport . That is it .You are now ready to embark on your visa journey.
Why should I take the flight &hotel from you ?
Because we are the best in this business. We have been in operation from the past 5 years and in those years we have processed over 100,000 orders such as yours. Here is a screenshot of our sales this month alone
But the interesting part is over 50% of our customers are referred by previous customers
Do I have to purchase the same ticket from you once my visa is approved or can I make my own bookings ?
Once you get your visa you can make your own bookings and no need to worry about the bookings you make with us. You are free to make your own plans. we will handle all the cancellation charges and you will not need to pay anything extra.
Can I make changes once I place the order ?
Yes 100%. Each purchase on travelvisabookings will be given a minimum of 3 changes. If you have made a mistake in your order or want to change your travel plan, then drop us an email and we will make the changes for you
Can I add more traveller names in my itinerary ?
Yes 100%. For a small fee, you can add your co-traveller’s names in your plan. Also, as a policy we will add children below 15 year in your order for free !!
How can travelvisabookings.com book a flight ticket without paying for them ?
We can pre-book confirmations because we are registered travel agents. We can pre-book upto 100 flight tickets and hotel reservations a day. We have 5 such offices worldwide. So we have a limit of 500 bookings per day. We more often reach this limit everyday. So if you are in a hurry, please book them as soon as you can
Is travelvisabookings a scam ?
Well our competitors would like you to believe so . There has been a lot of propaganda on social media trying to book us as scam. But we are providing the exact service as them for over 5 years . We would advice them to work with the same enthusiasm on their website to improve it and challenge us with customer support.
Is paying through travelvisabookings secure ?
Yes 100%. We do not save any of your card or Paypal information. All your payments happens on the payment gateway and we get only the payment confirmation. We do not save any of your information on our website except your check out form.
What if my plans get cancelled ?
Then you will get 70% refund from our end.
Greater Copenhagen covers the city of Copenhagen, and surrounding areas of Eastern Denmark and Southern Sweden. It aims to be the global leader in attracting global investment and talent. That means they're looking for you to bring your skills to one of the flourishing international and local businesses that call Copenhagen home.
And why not? Copenhagen is a cool, relaxed and liveable city, where the standard of living is high by any measure. But it's not cheap to live there, so you're likely to need a job to pay your way.
Here's a quick guide to getting a job in Copenhagen.
1. Make sure you’re eligible to work in Copenhagen
Before you start to look for a job in Copenhagen, you need to check if there are any steps you need to take before you're able to work legally there.
As Copenhagen is in an EU country, citizens of other EU and EEA countries are free to live and work there without any special visa or permit. In some cases, however, you might be required to register with the local authorities.
If you’re from America, or another country outside of the EU, you'll probably need to have a permit to work in Copenhagen or elsewhere in Denmark. You can check out all the details about living and working in EU countries at the EU immigration portal. Simply put in a few personal details and you'll get a listing of all your visa options. Alternatively, check out this quick guide to getting a work visa for Denmark.
You can find out lots of useful details about getting a visa for Denmark on the government backed ‘New to Denmark’ website. There are several different ways to get the residence and work permit you need, including making an application based on working in a shortage area or by being a highly skilled worker coming to work for an approved company. The system is straightforward, but you can expect a wait time of up to three months for your permit to come through, so be prepared.
2. Consider the types of available jobs
If you’re looking for international jobs for Americans or other English speakers, then you’ll be glad to know that Copenhagen has plenty to offer. Copenhagen is home to the head offices of business working across sectors like finance (such as Danske Bank) and pharma (Novo Nordisk), as well as household names like Carlsberg beer. With large international businesses and cross cultural teams in smaller companies, you might find a position where English is the main language spoken, and having knowledge of Danish isn't such a big deal.
There are always a range of opportunities available for Americans and expats with language skills at Copenhagen Airport, which is a major transport hub, and one of the region’s largest employers.
If you’re not looking for a private company, and third sector is more your thing, then there are often UNICEF jobs available in the large team based in Copenhagen. Details can be found online.
Medicon Valley is a large draw for businesses working in life sciences, meaning that there are lots of opportunities in this growing field, too. This is a great place for part time jobs for students, and jobs for graduates in Copenhagen.
Alternatively, if you're looking for work in Copenhagen while you study, the Study in Denmark has a fantastic directory of the places to find jobs as a graduate, intern or on a part time basis to fit in with your studies. Teaching jobs are a good bet if you're a native English speaker or have a TEFL qualification. To find more information in regards to this, ask locally or advertise through your university for private clients. A good alternative if you speak some Danish is to look for cafe jobs which are typically locally advertised, especially in the busy tourist season. Look out for adverts in cafe windows, or ask if they're recruiting in your favourite spots.
If you’re coming to Copenhagen for an au pair job, it’s worth remembering that there are specific au pair visas available. The terms are fairly strict, and detailed on the Immigration Authorities’ website.
Of course, if you’re looking for expat jobs in Copenhagen, you’ll want to know a bit about how the salaries and costs of living in Denmark can work out. If you have a specific company or role in mind, Glassdoor can be a great way of getting insight into the company culture and likely salary ranges on offer. For cost of living information compared to your current home, check out Numbeo's cost of living in Copenhagen guide, where you can compare costs of rent, groceries, utilities and so on.
3. Look online
When it comes to job hunting, whether you want a part time cleaning job or a successful career in IT, the internet is your friend. Aside from the most popular job sites like LinkedIn, Indeed and Monster which cover more or less the entire globe, there are lots of local sites to choose from, too.
Try these Copenhagen specific job sites as a starting point for international jobs for expats:
- Copenhagen Capacity is a city led campaign to entice new talent into vacancies in the Greater Copenhagen area. They can be a great resource for jobs across many fields.
- Work in Denmark, similarly, is a portal specifically for recruiters to tap into international talent. Look at active openings or add your CV to their bank.
- Jobindex has a range of live jobs on offer as does the Danish site of The Local.
Recruiters in Copenhagen are used to receiving applications from foreigners, so they won’t be phased by this process. Do make sure you specify your visa situation and your availability when you apply, so the employer can check the fit to their requirements.
4. Find a recruiter to help with your job hunt
Big international companies fight for top talent, and recruitment agencies are there to help them connect with the job seekers that are right for them. Looking online will certainly generate ideas and give you a sense for the job openings that are out there. On the other hand, talking to an agent can really speed up your job search.
Some of the larger and more popular agents in Copenhagen include:
- International recruitment firms Hudson and Hays operate across Copenhagen and Denmark, and can offer roles across various sectors. As global firms, they're experienced in finding international jobs for Americans and other expats.
- Amrop is a large executive search agency covering Copenhagen and the Scandinavian region.
- Hartmanns can offer consultation and advice from people who have worked in the same field as you before transferring to recruitment.
Be wary of scams or people who say they can deliver extraordinary results. It’s a good idea to check out the credentials of any agency you choose to use, and you shouldn’t hand over any cash to simply be put in touch with an employer. Some agents offer a range of ‘add on’ services like helping you to polish your CV, write a cover letter or get a visa. Make sure you’re very clear about what you’re paying for if you decide to include any extras and, if in doubt, move on to a different agency you can trust.
5. Do some networking
Many jobs are never advertised but are filled through word of mouth instead, meaning your network is your most important tool when you’re job hunting. This can feel like a challenge when you’re also moving to a new city, but don’t panic. Once again, the connectivity offered by the internet makes this process much simpler.
Start by building your network online, joining groups active in your field in Copenhagen on professional sites like LinkedIn. Depending on your work area, you might also benefit from joining a local chamber of commerce or business networking group, which you can investigate before you even land in Copenhagen.
Once you arrive in Denmark there’s a particularly healthy selection of events and active groups on Meetup.com operating in Copenhagen, with focuses on different industries and interests. Also, check out Copenhagen Capacity’s event and networking calendar. They maintain an active diary of events and networking meetings which spans across all segments.
6. Get your CV Copenhagen ready
Having a strong CV is crucial when you’re looking for a new job. Make sure it’s up to date, error free and easy to read. Otherwise, busy recruiters will put you to the bottom of their call pile. High standards of living and great salaries mean that getting a job in Copenhagen will be a competitive affair, so make sure you invest the time upfront.
The document you need to submit is usually known as a CV in Europe, but is different to that known as a curriculum vitae or CV in America. Here, your CV should be no more than two to three pages and must provide a concise summary of your work, education, extracurricular activities and how they relate to the job you’re applying for.
If you’re starting from scratch preparing a CV for the European market, check out the CV and cover letter templates and advice available from Europass. Here you can download a standard template which includes all the relevant information for CVs in Europe. You simply have to fill in the blanks. For more specialist ideas about the Danish labour market, try online sites like Jobera or consider hiring a local CV consultant who can help tailor your documents for the roles you’re seeking.
Copenhagen recruiters will pay especially close attention to your personal statement in your resume, which should sum up your key skills and career aims in a handful of sentences. Luckily, Work in Denmark’s CV video tutorials offers tailored advice to help you polish your CV for the Danish market.
It's also useful to know that it's normal (even expected) for you to contact your prospective new boss before applying. Give them a call if you have any specific questions, using the contact details in the ad, and if you don't hear quickly back after interview, then feel free to follow up. Work in Denmark explains the interview etiquette in Copenhagen in a simple video tutorial.
7. Get prepped for your job interview
For most of us, job interviews can be pretty stressful. It can be even worse if your prospective employer is on the other side of the globe.
When recruiting long distance, you might find that first interviews are held over the phone or on a video call. This approach throws up a whole set of different challenges to a face to face meeting, so it’s worth planning in advance and considering how to build rapport with your interviewer while you’re not even in the same room. Asking relevant questions, using humour, and even smiling while you speak can make for a friendly conversation which can help you get through to the next round.
Once you're in your face to face interview, you're going to need to know the local norms. Make sure you're punctual, and dress to mirror the business standard - which isn't necessarily a business suit. Get a sense from the company website, or ask outright what the dress code is, as in Copenhagen it's often a relatively informal affair. Also, lay off the fragrance, as it implies you're off to a date directly after your meeting. Checkout this thorough take on the best way to prepare for a Danish job interview.
8. Get ready to move
Nailed that job interview? Get some varied views on life in Copenhagen as an expat with these short videos, and then move onto the more practical tasks.
International House Copenhagen is there to help you settle into the city smoothly. You can get advice about registering for tax and social services, as well as having all your individual questions answered by an expert. There’s also plenty of information for expats in Copenhagen, on the New in Denmark website.
You’re going to need some cash to get you started in Denmark, so you may be wondering how to go about converting your money to the local currency. If you plan to open a bank account in Denmark, or know someone with an account there, consider using TransferWise to send your money to and from Copenhagen.
There’s a small transparent fee, and the real exchange rate is applied to convert from one currency to another - the same one you can find on Google. In addition to that, TransferWise receives and sends money via local bank transfers instead of internationally, which saves you even more money by eliminating international transfer fees.
Once your visas and currency exchange are in order, you’re ready to move to Copenhagen!