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    15 March 2020

    The Danish Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry to Denmark due to the Corona virus/COVID-19. These restrictions mean that you must expect to be rejected at the Danish borders even with a valid visa. The only exceptions are foreign travelers who have a valid visa AND a worthy purpose for entering. Worthy purposes include travelers who are either parents or primary caretakers (e.g. foster parents) of minors residing in Denmark, visits to critically ill family members, persons who are in the process of a medical treatment in Denmark, persons who are attending a funeral in Denmark, and persons who will be part of a court case in Denmark. Ordinary tourist visits, family visits and business travel are not considered worthy travel purposes. Applications will be submitted to the Danish Immigration Service for consideration. Case processing times may be extended. For more information please visit the website from Danish Immigration Service.

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    29 February 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 Visa Application Centres in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Jinan, Shenyang, Chengdu and Fuzhou are now open, and Hangzhou will be open from 02 March 2020. The opening hours for the 8 Visa Application Centres except Hangzhou are from 09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs, Monday to Friday. The opening hours for Hangzhou are from 10:00 Hrs to 13:00 Hrs, Monday to Friday. The re-opening of the other centres will be subject to notifications from central, provincial and city authorities, so please return to this page for further updates. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and kind co-operation. Please contact for any enquires.

    Gentle reminder:

    The Visa Application Centre buildings management will follow local authorities' special regulations on whether applicants from other cities can be allowed to enter the building. Please contact the respective Visa Application Centre through helpline or email in advance to know more about local regluations, in order to avoid any inconvenience caused during your application submission. Thank you for your co-operation.

    As a precautionary measure and in order to avoid the spread of the novel Coronavirus, all applicants visiting the Visa Application Centers are required to wear mask and have their body temperature checked at the entrance and fill in relevant information. Those who don’t wear mask and have fever will be asked to leave and return another day when their health improve. Applicants with signs and symptoms of novel Coronavirus (e.g. fever, cough and difficulty breathing) should seek medical advice as early as possible from the local Health Authorities. Your cooperation during this time is highly appreciated.

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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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    01 July 2019

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is introducing a new online visa application and payment tool: Applyvisa 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.


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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

    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:



    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 / / .

    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 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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    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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    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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    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