Requisitos de visa de Dinamarca

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Citizens of countries not eligible for a visa-free entry, who plan to travel to Denmark, must compile the relevant documents to complete the visa application form (manually or online). The Denmark visa requirements vary based on your travel purpose. 

Documents Required for Denmark Visa

When you apply for a Denmark visa, you are required to submit the following documents:

  • Denmark visa application form.
  • Passport.
  • Two passport-sized photos.
  • Cover letter.
  • Ticket information.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Proof of accommodation in Denmark.
  • Proof of civil status.
  • Means of subsistence.
  • Payment of Denmark visa fee.

Denmark Visa Application Form

The visa application form contains 37 questions that you must fill out sincerely because any false statement can lead to your visa rejection. You can download the application form on the website of the Danish embassy/consulate, or you can complete it through the official Danish visa application website. You may also pick up a physical copy at the embassy or consulate.

To complete the visa application form correctly, you have to:

  1. Download the latest version of the application form
  2. Fill every required gap
  3. Avoid leaving blank columns (If there are questions unrelated to your application, fill them with NA (No Answer))
  4. Make two printed copies of the application form, signed at the end
  5. If you are a minor (children under the age of 18), your parents need to submit a signed written consent

See how to fill in the visa application form for more tips and information. 

What kind of questions are in the visa application form?

The application form requires personal information, such as:

  • First/Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Identity Number
  • Civil Status, etc.


When applying for a Denmark visa, your passport must fulfill the following requirements:

  • It must have at least six months validity at the time of your visa application.
  • It must not be older than 10 years.
  • Debe ser válido durante al menos tres meses después de la fecha de salida de Dinamarca.
  • Debe tener dos páginas en blanco para estampar.

Dos fotos tamaño pasaporte

Las fotos que envíe deben seguir las pautas de fotos de la visa Schengen :

  • Tomado en los últimos seis meses.
  • Dimensiones: 35 x 40 mm.
  • Fondo blanco, sin objetos que distraigan detrás de ti.
  • Tu rostro debe cubrir el 80% de la fotografía.
  • Debe tener una expresión facial neutra.
  • Debes mirar directamente a la cámara.
  • Debes mantener los ojos abiertos.
  • Tu cabello no debe cubrir tu rostro.
  • No debe usar lentes coloreados o teñidos (gafas).
  • Evita accesorios que cubran tu rostro (sombreros, lentes de sol, etc.). Si se cubre la cabeza con fines religiosos, asegúrese de que no le cubra la cara.
  • Si usa anteojos, asegúrese de evitar el reflejo del flash o quítelos.

Fotos de visas para niños

If there are children applying for a Danish visa, their visa pictures must fulfill the following criteria:

Children under six months old:

Babies can be photographed lying down or sitting on a baby chair. Use a one-colored background and do not show hands holding the baby. It is acceptable for the baby to have their eyes closed and mouth open.

Children under five years old:

Children under five years old do not need neutral facial expressions and straight head position. They don’t need to look straight to the camera, but the eye color needs to be visible. 

Children under 12 years old:

The child needs to look straight to the camera, with a distance of 30mm and 36mm from the chin to the top of the head. The forehead and hairline should be visible in the photo.

Cover Letter

A cover letter is a way to introduce yourself to the visa officials and show the reason why you want to travel to Denmark. A well-written cover letter might help you receive your visa. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Embassy or Consulate of Denmark.

A cover letter should include:

  • The reason for your visit.
  • The date you enter and when you plan to exit Denmark.
  • Where you will stay in Denmark.
  • What you will do during your visit.
  • If you plan on visiting other Schengen countries
  • Your employment status
  • The reason if there are any of the required documents missing

A cover letter should cover most of your travel information. However, you should keep it short and clear, no longer than two pages.

You can look for sample cover letters to find what information to include about your type of visa  (travel, business, medical, etc.)

Flight Reservation

The Denmark embassy/consulate will also ask for a flight reservation document. This document must include:

  • Your first and last name
  • The flight number
  • A reservation number
  • Departure and return dates
  • Flight hours
  • IATA airport codes
  • The ticket price

Travel Insurance 

Travel health insurance is a mandatory requirement on your visa application. The Embassy will reject your visa request without a valid insurance policy.  The insurance policy will cover your medical bills if you have a medical emergency while visiting Denmark or if you need to cancel your trip.  

The requirements your visa travel insurance plan must meet are:

  • Coverage of at least €30,000 for medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Validity in all countries of the Schengen area.
  • Valid for all the time you will spend in Europe.

Proof of accommodation in Denmark

When you apply for a Denmark visa, you need to provide proof of accommodation. This means you have to prove that you have a place to stay/live or can afford a place to live in the Schengen country. 

Documents that serve as proof of accommodation are:

  • Proof of hotel booking or reservation
  • Invitation of the host (family, friends, relatives)
  • Confirmation by tour coordinator

Proof of civil status

When applying for a Danish visa, you may be required to submit a number of civil status documents such as:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Original marriage certificate
  • Divorce certificate
  • Joint household certificate 
  • Original death certificate (if relevant)

Means of subsistence

Means of subsistence serve as proof that you are financially stable to travel in Denmark, in compliance with Denmark’s living standard. You must vouch for DKK 500 (appx. €67.24) per day to receive a Denmark visa. You can prove your financial sufficiency in several ways:

  • A bank statement of your financial movements
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Proof of employment
  • Proof of pre-paid accommodation
  • Private accommodation document
  • Other

If the applicant stays in a hostel or cheaper means, the required amount is 350 DKK or 47.07€. In cases of pre-paid accommodation or accommodation paid by a third party, the requested monetary amount lowers. 

Payment of Denmark Visa Fee 

You must pay the embassy fee when you submit your visa application. The applicants can pay the Denmark visa fee in the appointed consulate or embassy via cash, debit, or credit card. The receipt of the payment must be printed and submitted when you hand in the required visa documents. You can also pay the fee online on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. 

Denmark Visa Requirements For Minors

Parents or legal guardians of minors who wish to enter Denmark must submit the following documents:

  • The minor’s birth certificate
  • Application form with the signature of both parents
  • Family court order (if only one parent has full child custody)
  • Certified copies of ID/passport of both parents
  • A notarized parental authorization signed by both parents/guardians if the minor travels alone 

For minors where both parents hold parental responsibility/legal guardianship, the following documents are required:

Minors travelling with both parents Minors travelling alone or with one parent
An original birth certificate stating both parents’ names An original birth certificate stating both parents’ names
Original passport of both parents Original passport of both parents
Signed application form by both parents Signed application form by both parents

The required documents for minors where only one parent holds parental responsibility/legal guardianship are:

  • Original birth certificate stating both parents’ names
  • Original passport of the parent holding responsibility or legal guardian
  • Signed application form by the legal guardian or parent holding responsibility

Requirements For Denmark Long-Stay Visas

Long-stay visas are mandatory for anyone who wants to stay in Denmark for more than 90 days to study or work. To obtain a long-stay visa, you must submit documentation related to your travel purpose. For example:

  • Denmark student visa requirements
  • Denmark work visa requirements
  • Denmark family visa requirements

To extend your stay in Denmark (more than 90 days), you need to submit the extension or residence permit application before your visa expiration date. If you submit the application too late, it will be refused. 

Denmark Visa Document Guidelines

The documents you submit for a Danish visa must be in accordance with the documentation guidelines.

  • Original copies. Original documents are required when applying for a Denmark visa unless you are asked to submit a copy.
  • Translated to English or Danish. You must translate all the documents submitted for visa application to English or Danish (the official language of Denmark). Before the MFA (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) legalizes the translation, you must endorse the translated documents by a notary, the Danish Chamber of Commerce, or the Confederation of the Danish Embassy.
  • Legalized (or Apostilled). To make your documents internationally recognized, you need an Apostille stamp which you can get from the Danish Embassy. An apostille stamp makes it easier for Denmark to recognize documents issued from other countries legally. If your country is not part of the Apostille Treaty, you need to legalize your documents to have them internationally certified.

What If I Don’t Have All The Documents When I Apply?

You have to submit the missing documents to the Embassy within five days from the application day. If you fail to compile and submit all the required documents when applying for a Denmark (Schengen) visa, your application can be rejected. 

You must provide all the required information for the Embassy or Consulate to accept your application unless you are exempt from this requirement.