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Visa to Denmark, to the Faroe Islands and to Greenland 

Short Stay Visas to Denmark, to the Faroe Islands and to Greenland

Short Stay Visas

A visa normally grants you the right to stay in the entire Schengen region.

The Schengen countries are Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
A visa grants you the right to spend a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period in the Schengen region.

A short stay visa does not allow you to work in Denmark.

Who needs a visa for Denmark?

Citizens coming from a country with a visa requirement for entering Denmark have to obtain a visa prior to entry.

See the list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Denmark.

Where to apply

TLSContact handles applications for Schengen Visas to Denmark. TLScontact is located at the following address:

Abdallah El Yafi Street, Flayfil Building, Ground Floor (facing "La Résidence des Pins") Mazraa, Beirut

The call center can be contacted on +961 (1) 669888

Opening hours of the TLScontact: 

Call center: Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to 16h00.

Passport retrieval: Monday to Friday, from 9h00 to 14h00, and 15h00 to 16h00.

A prior appointment is required for submissions VisitTLSContact website for further information

Warning

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.

Who can apply for a visa?

Anyone holding a valid passport can submit an application for a Schengen visa provided if the passport is valid for three months beyond the intended stay in Schengen. The passport cannot be issued more than 10 years ago and it should contain two empty pages at least.

Non-Lebanese citizens must have legal stay in Lebanon to be able to apply for a visa from Lebanon.

When to apply?

An application cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit. It is the applicant's own responsibility to take the necessary precautions in relation to the processing time and deadlines.

Application formalities

List of required documents

English

Arabic

Applications

Application for Schengen Visa

Ansøgning om Schengenvisum

طلب تأشيرة شينغن

Invitation Forms

When applying for a visa an invitation form should be filled out. 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.

Processing time

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.

Please click here for information about the processing time of the Danish Immigration Service.

Application Fee

A list of handling fees is available on the following link Payment for Services

Info on negative decision

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

Info on right of entry for visa holders

Possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry and that the holders of visa are requested to present proof that they fulfil the entry conditions at the external border, as provided for in Article 5 of the Visa Code.

Info on the privileged treatment of family members can be found on the following link: www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/visa/visas-under-eu-regulations.htm

Collection of Biometric Data

Starting 10 May 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.

For further information regarding recording, registration and storage of aliens’ fingerprints and photographs (biometric features) recorded for the purpose of an application for a visa click here

Tips for applicants:

  • 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. 

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.

  • Applicants may submit their visa applications directly to the Embassy of Denmark in Beirut. In such a case, you should contact the Visa Section of the embassy by email at beyambvisa@um.dk. A visa application cannot be submitted without prior appointment at the Embassy of Denmark.