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Processing time

The processing time varies and it is adviceable to submit applications well in advance before the intended journey. Please note that the processing time on the part of the Embassy and the Danish Immigration Service only starts from the point when a fully and completed application has been accepted.

Short stay

Applications for a short term visa should be lodged at the Gerry's/VFS Visa Service Centre, several weeks before the intended journey.

If possible the Embassy will issue the visa applied for within 15 days after the application has been considered admissible.  In individual cases this period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 or 60 days. 

In cases where the Embassy can not issue a visa, the application will be forwarded to the Danish Immigration Service in Denmark for processing.

Residence permits

Applications for residence and work permits are forwarded to the Danish Immigration Service in Denmark by the Embassy. Normal processing time for Residence Permit is 3 to 6 months.

Current processing time

To check current processing time for applications at the Danish Immigration Service click here.