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    27 January 2020

    Temporary closure of Denmark Visa Application Centres in China

    Information for customers planning to visit our Denmark Visa Application Centres across China

    In light of the current Coronavirus alert, please note that the Denmark Visa Application Centres across China will remain closed until 03 February 2020. However, the re-opening of the centres may change, subject to further notifications from central, provincial and city authorities. Please contact feedback.dkcn@vfshelpline.com for any enquires. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and kind co-operation. Please return to this page for further updates.

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    31 October 2019

    According to the requirement of the Embassy/Consulate of Denmark in China. From 01 November 2019, you will be asked to submit coloured photocopies of all documents (except the passport) in either A4 or legal size at all Visa Application Centres in China. This is requested by the Danish Mission for a better quality of our scanning process after your submission. Please kindly be informed and prepared upon submission.

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    27 September 2019

    The Visa Application Centre in Beijing will be closed at 12:00 on 30 September 2019, due to the traffic control in the city. Please kindly arrange your time accordingly. Thanks for your cooperation.

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    01 July 2019

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is introducing a new online visa application and payment tool: Applyvisa https://applyvisa.um.dk. For more details – click here.

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    29 June 2019

    From 01 July 2019, The MFA is introducing mandatory online payment of the embassy/Consulate fee for residence and work permits. Applicants should pay the fee using below link before appears at the VAC to capture their biometrics. Applicants should remember to bring the receipt for payment when they hand in their applications.

    Link: https://dys.um.dk/permit/

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    25 Jun 2019

    From 03 June 2019, for all short-term visa applicants it is mandatory to apply and pay the visa fee online on Applyvisa before they come to the Visa Application Centre in Beijing.

    Applyvisa temporarily will not be applicable to other VACs until further notice. Please visit webiste for updated information.

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    27 May 2019

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is introducing a new online visa application and payment tool: Applyvisa https://applyvisa.um.dk.

    With Applyvisa it will become mandatory for all visa applicants to type in their own application online and to pay an amount to cover the visa fee in the webshop by use of international credit card.

    From 03 June 2019, for all short-term visa applicants it is mandatory to apply and pay the visa fee online on Applyvisa before they come to the Visa Application Centre in Beijing to submit the applications.

    From 01 July 2019, this will become mandatory for all short-term visa applications in China.

    Applicants should remember to bring their signed cover letter and the receipt for payment when they hand in their applications.

    How to apply, please click here for online application guidance.

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    04 April 2019

    As per new update from the Danish Consulate in Shanghai and Guangzhou, the Icelandic applicants need to make appointments in advance to submit their applications in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou VACs. It applies to all the short term categories, including ADS/STV group tourism.

    The new requirements will be effective from Monday, 08 April 2019 until further instruction.

    The appointment only can be accepted through email, at least 3 days prior to the submission day. Please kindly bring the confirmed appointments emails when you come to submit applications to the VACs. VACs will not accept applications without confirmed appointment.

    Appointment Email:

    Shanghai: nordic.eastcn@vfshelpline.com

    Guangzhou: infocan.dkcn@vfshelpline.com

    Please mention the below details in the appointment email,

    Applicant name/Travel agency, main destination, expected submission date, contact person and

    contact number.

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    23 January 2019

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    14 January 2019

    Applicants may submit their visa applications directly to the Embassy of Denmark, Beijing, Consulate General, Shanghai or Consulate General, Guangzhou for which they should contact the Visa Section by email at bjsambvisa@um.dk /shagklvisa@um.dk /cangklvisa@um.dk .

    A visa application cannot be submitted without prior appointment at the Danish missions in China. Appointments for direct submission are only granted on a case-by-case basis and waiting time may occur.

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    16 September 2018

    Due to the severe impact of Typhoon MangKhut, Guangzhou and Shenzhen Denmark Visa Application Centers will be closed for next Monday (17 September 2018). Sincere apology for any inconvenience caused here.

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    16 January 2018

    Denmark has launched Ali Pay at their Visa Application Center in Beijing today. Applicants’ can pay both the visa fee and service fee by Alipay or cash.. Denmark plans to launch Alipay at all visa application centres in China during 2018.

    In addition, applicants can also choose Premium Lounge Service to submit applications at all Denmark Visa Application Centers in China, Click here for more information.

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    09 January 2018

    Due to the relocation of Denmark Application Center, the working hour of Denmark Visa Application Center in Beijing will be from 8:00 to 13:00 on 12 January 2018. We are sorry for the inconvenience it might cause.

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    31 October 2017

    Visa applicants are warned about taking assistance and consultations from unauthorized agents - especially agents offering such services outside our Visa Application Center entrance. These services are not supported by our Visa Application Center and no responsibility is taken for any information provided by such agents.

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    17 July 2017

    Please kindly be informed that Joint Visa Application Center in Nanjing will be closed early on 19 July 2017 at 11:30 as requested. We regret for the inconvenience.

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    31 May 2017

    Denmark opens new Visa Application Centers in three Chinese cities

    Three Danish Visa Application Centers are scheduled to open to public on 1 of June, announced the Royal Danish Embassy to China on 31 of May.

    The three new centers are part of Denmark’s continuous efforts to facilitate travel by a growing number of Chinese outbound tourists in the “China-Denmark Tourism Year 2017”, and add to the nine existing ones in Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Shanghai and Shenyang.

    “I am very pleased to see the new Visa Centers open their doors in Fuzhou, Shenzhen and Xi’an, representing a total population of 186 million in these provinces, and marking our step forward to promoting what Denmark has to offer as a destination for both sightseers and business travelers,” said A. Carsten Damsgaard, Ambassador of Denmark to China.

    “What’s geographically significant is that the Center in Xi’an will provide applicants from five landlocked provinces and regions in Northwest China with easier access to Denmark and Europe.”

    The openings came after five Centers were opened across China in the spring of 2016.

    The Kingdom of Denmark (Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands) offers unique landscapes of natural beauty and cultural heritage of Hans Christian Andersen, fjords, icebergs and midnight sun in Greenland and unspoiled nature at the Faroe Islands.

    Denmark was one of the first EU countries that have opened visa centers in China in 2010, since then, the bilateral people-to-people contacts in the field of tourism have thrived. The Danish government forecasts to receive 262,000 Chinese outbound travelers this year, up from 218,000 in 2016. The figure stood at 50,000 in 2009.

    The travelers’ passion will further be ignited following that a social media post by the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing about an invasive plague of Pacific oysters along the Limfjord’s shores in Northern Jutland has attracted tens of millions of interactions on a possible “eating tour” to Denmark.

    Applications for both short-term visa and long-term residence permit can be handed over to these 12 centers. Normally, the visa procedure takes approximately five to 11 working days, and a little longer during the high season.

    The collection of biometric data also needs to be done at these Centers in accordance with the implementation of the Visa Information System (VIS). The fingerprint scans can be re-used for further visa applications over a 5-year period.

    Denmark is the only country being able to issue travel permissions to Greenland and Faroe Islands along with the Schengen visa sticker.

    Worth mentioning, Iceland is represented by Denmark in Shanghai and Guangzhou. It will therefore be possible to hand in applications for short-term visa to Iceland at the Centers in Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

    Please find below the addresses and contact information of the three new centers.

    Fuzhou

    Floor 15, Fushengcaifu Centre, No.60 Gutianzhi Road, Gulou District, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, China 08:00 to 15:00 (Monday-Friday)

    0591-6311 1557

    infojvac.fuzhouchina@vfshelpline.com

    Shenzhen

    Room 17F-08/09, West Zone,North Gate,GCIG Building, Fuhua 1 Road, Futian Dist.,Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China

    08:00 to 15:00 (Monday-Friday)

    0755-8322 9026

    infojvac.shenzhechina@vfshelpline.com

    Xi’an

    Room 1801/1802, Building A, Mole Collection Centers, Cross Road of Keji 6th Road and Fenghui South Road, High-tech Zone, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, China 08:00 to 15:00

    (Monday-Friday)

    029-8952 2093

    infojvac.xianchina@vfshelpline.com

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    19 May 2017

    Denmark will open 3 new visa application centres in China the 01 June 2017.

    The Danish missions in China are hereby expanding the possibilities for the Chinese applicants’ to submit their applications and biometrics to a place closer to their home.

    The Danish missions are looking very much forward to receiving applications to the Kingdom of Denmark from the following 3 new locations:

    Xi’an

    Shenzhen

    Fuzhou

    It will bring the total number of visa application centres up to 12. Please see addresses, contact details and opening hours below:

    Xi’an:

    Address: Room 1801/1802, Building A, Mole Collection Centers, Cross Road of Keji 6th Road and Fenghui South Road, High-tech Zone, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, China

    Contact information: 029-89522093

    Opening hours: 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday

    Shenzhen:

    Address: Room 17F-08/09, West Zone,North Gate,GCIG Building, Fuhua 1 Road, Futian Dist.,Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China

    Contact information: 0755-83229026

    Opening hours: 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday

    Fuzhou:

    Address: Floor 15, Fushengcaifu Centre, No.60 Gutianzhi Road, Gulou District, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, China

    Contact information: 0591-63111557

    Opening hours: 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday

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    19 April 2017

    Changes to rules implemented 1 August 2016 – abolishment of the requirement of colour copies of passport in visa applications and in residence and work permit application

    The Danish Embassy and the Consulate Generals in China do no longer require that the data page plus pages including visa for USA/UK/Canada/Australia and any Schengen visa including entry/exit stamps (issued in the last 3 years) should be in colour. Thus copies of data page and the above mentioned visa can be handed in in black and white. However, applicants need to ensure that the black and white copies are readable and in good quality.

    Furthermore, the Danish Embassy and Consulate Generals in China do no longer require colour copies of the passport (all pages) in applications for residence and work permit. However, black and white copies of all pages in the passport must be readable and in good quality.

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    13 April 2017

    Denmark Visa Application Center Closure in Guangzhou/Hangzhou/Nanjing

    According to notice from Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, Visa Application Centers in Guangzhou/Hangzhou/Nanjing will be closed during 25 April 2017 and 28 April 2017 and resume operations on 02 May 2017. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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    27 February 2017

    The representation agreement with the Norwegian Consulate in Shanghai has been extended until 31 March 2017.

    Applicants will have to register their application and pay the visa fee at the Norwegian website:Click here

    before submitting their application at the Norwegian Visa application centre. The Norwegian Visa Application centre is placed in the same building as the Danish Visa Application center.

    All steps will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy and passports will be delivered at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre.

    Please notice, that visa applications for Iceland will still be represented by the Danish Consulate and applicants will still have to hand in their visa application for Iceland to the Danish Visa Application Center.

    Except Denmark Application in Shanghai, Denmark Application Centers in Shenyang, Jinan, Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou still accept applications.

    Denmark long term applications are still submitted in Denmark Visa Application Center