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Short stay visa for Denmark

A visa for one of the countries in the Schengen area is valid for a stay in all the other Schengen countries during the period for which the visa is valid. Application for a Schengen visa should be made to the country of your main destination. The Schengen Visa is strictly a visitor's visa and does NOT give the holder the right to reside or work. Please note that holders of a Schengen visa are still subject to immigration control and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen countries, even though they may hold a valid visa for these countries.

The Schengen area
The Schengen area includes the following 26 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Who requires a Schengen Visa for Denmark
To determine if you require a Schengen visa to enter Denmark press this link

Who can apply 
Anyone can submit an application for a Schengen visa. Non Egyptians must be staying legally in Egypt. Please be aware that the passport should be valid for three months beyond the intended stay in Schengen, it cannot be issued more than 10 years ago, and there should be at least two empty pages especially assigned for visas.

What to apply for
If you plan to stay in Denmark for less than 90 days to visit friends, family or business, you are advised to apply for a short-stay C visa. Maximum period of stay is 90 days per 180 days.

If you intend to stay in Denmark for more than 90 days or if you intend to work or study, you are advised to apply for the appropriate residence/work/study permit.

If you are married to a Danish citizen and intend to stay in Denmark for more than 90 days, you should apply for a residence permit.

Where and how to apply
Applications for visas, residence and work permits are to be submitted through the Visa Application Centre

Visa Application Center Address in Cairo:

3 Abou El Feda, 3rd floor, Abou El Feda Building, Zamalek, Cairo

Call Centre Number: +20 2 3332 3023

Submission Timings: 08:30 to 13:00 (Sunday - Thursday)

Info email:

Visa Application Center Address in Alexandria:

Call Centre Number: +20 2 3332 3023
696, office #1, First floor, Al Horeya Street, Lauran
From Shaarawy St, in front of American Furniture, Alexandria, Egypt
Submission Timings: 08:30 to 13:00 (Sunday - Thursday)

On 1st July a new mandatory online visa application system has entered into force. You must fill in your visa application and pay the application fee online using  

After you have applied and paid the visa fee online, you must print the cover letter from ApplyVisa and hand in supporting documents at the Visa Application Centre.

Please note that it is not possible to submit an application more than 3 months prior to the intended date of departure.

When to expect a decision
Visas: As a main rule visa applications will be processed by the Embassy of Denmark in Cairo. The processing time at the Embassy is normally 15 days after the application has been received at the Embassy. In some cases applications can be forwarded to the Danish Immigration Service in order for them to make the decision regarding issuing a visa in a specific case. Please click here for information about the processing time of the Danish Immigration Service. It is recommended that applications are filed one month prior to departure.

The fee for visa processing is Euro 60, for children from 6-11 years Euro 35. All applicants will have to pay a service fee to the Visa Application upon submitting the documents.

Exceptions to the visa fee:
1. Children under 6 years.
2. Pupils, students, post graduate students, and accompanying teachers, who undertake the trip for the purpose of study or educational training
3. Researchers travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research.
4. Spouses of EU/EEA nationals as well as their children or the spouse’s children who are below the age of 21 or are supported by the EU or EEA national at the time the application is submitted. This rule does not, however, apply to spouses or relatives to Danish nationals living outside the EU. For more information please click here.

Travel Medical Insurance (TMI) is compulsory. It should cover all Schengen countries for the whole period of first stay and for a minimum of Euro 30.000. Applicants who are granted a multiple Schengen visa must sign a declaration that they must be in possession of a TMI for the subsequent entries and may be refused entry at the border in case the TMI does not meet the requirements. Please note that the TMI has to cover the number of days that the applicant intends to spend in Schengen.

To answer most frequently asked questions about the visa an “Information sheet for holders of a visa issued by the Embassy” will be given out to all applicants together with the visa.