How to apply for a visa to Denmark, to the Faroe Islands and to Greenland.
All applications should be submitted to TLSContact:
Abdallah El Yafi Street, Flayfil Building, Ground Floor (facing "La Résidence des Pins") Mazraa, Beirut
The call center can be contacted by: +961 (1) 669888
Opening hours of the TLScontact Center:
- For the call center: Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to 16h00.
- For passport retrieval: Monday to Friday, from 9h00 to 14h00, and 15h00 to 16h00.
Visit TLSContact website here
TLSContact will handle applications for Schengen Visas to Denmark as well as applications for family reunifications, residence and work permits and re-entry permits. Rules and required documentation remain unchanged.
Visas applications as well as family reunifications, residence and work permits to the Faroe Islands and Greenland are aslo handled by TLSContact.
The Embassy is aware that scammers are operating in the area of its outsourcing company TLSContact. These people offer different services against payment of sometimes big amounts of money. Recently some people have been approached over the phone by scammers pretending to be from the Danish Embassy and offering to facilitate visa to Denmark. The Embassy would like to stress that these people have absolutely nothing to do with TLSContact or the Embassy. It is therefore strongly advised not to accept any assistance from people who might approach you outside the premises of TLSContact or at any other places in Lebanon including over the phone.
Short Term Stay (VISA of max. 90 days within a period of 180 days):
Information on how to apply for a visa to Denmark at the TLS can be found here (TLS website)
Information on the documents to be provided when lodging an application can be found here
NB: Applicants visiting spouses in DK should also provide the Embassy with a marriage contract duly legalized and translated into English. The marriage certificate and the family extract of registration are still required.
More useful information about visas can be found at New to Denmark here
The application form for a Schengen Visa should be filled online.
Negative decisions on applications will be notified in written to the applicants. Applicants whose applications are refused have the right to appeal. Please check New to Denmark to be informed about the procedures as well as the time limit for lodging an appeal.
When applying for a visa an invitation form should be filled out in English. There are several different ways to invite a visitor. Read more about invitations for a visa stay.
Invitation VU1/ VU2 forms should be sent directly to the applicant and not to the Embassy.
Collection of the Biometric Data
From May 10th, 2012, applicants need to appear in person for the collection of the biometric data: ten fingerprints and a photograph are collected from persons applying for a visa.
Before the recording of the Photo, applicants may be asked to remove glasses or adjust head coverings if they hide facial features.
Certain categories of applicants are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints:
- Children under the age of 12
- Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible
- Heads of State and members of national governments, and members of their official delegations when invited for an official purpose
- Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by Member States governments ’ or by International Organizations.
The introduction of biometric data is part of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS). For more information about VIS, fingerprints, data protection and legal background, please see Visa Information System (VIS) factsheet
The introduction of biometric data is part of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS). For more information about VIS, fingerprints, data protection and legal background, please see Visa Information System (VIS) factsheet.
The average period for processing a Visa application is 15 working days calculated from the date when the application is received at the Embassy. Please note that missing documents may delay the answer of the Embassy further more. In some cases the process of the Visa application could take from 30 to 60 days.
For Syrian applicants, the processing time for Syrian applications is longer than usual as all Syrian applications are submitted to the Danish Immigration Service. Consequently it is recommended to apply at least two months before expected departure.
Syrian documents should be translated into English, legalized by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by the Syrian Embassy in Lebanon and by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A list of handling fees is available on the page Payment for Services.
Applicants going on family/ friend, business, or tourist visits should bring proof of own financial means if they are financing their trip themselves.
Applicants going on family/ friend, business, or tourist visits should take a copy of the invitation with them the whole way to Denmark if the host is guaranteeing their expenses during their trip and stay.
However, it is highly recommended that applicants should be in possession of money in cash if asked to prove financial means at the external borders or in case of emergencies during the trip.
- Travel documents issued for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon are not accepted by Germany, Estonia and Portugal and consequently transits in these three countries are not allowed for applicants who were granted a visa to Denmark.
- Please note that all documents provided to the TLS must be translated into English by an authorized translator and legalized by the relevant authorities.
Airport Transit Visa requirements for Syrian nationals
Denmark has introduced Airport Transit Visa requirements for Syrian nationals as from 1 May 2014 however certain exceptions to the requirements are valid.
Please check the website New to Denmark for further details.