Bring your family to Denmark! Danish Visas for Your Friends and Family

If you love Denmark, then you know your friends and family will. The following is only a guideline for minimum requirements to bring your family and friends to Denmark. Note: The Consulate General will reject the application if requirements are not met. Pathways Visa can ensure your application is in order.
Processing of a visa for Denmark usually takes between 10-14 working days and we advise that you submit your application at least three weeks before your family plans to travel to Denmark.
Basic requirements:
You will need a signed cover letter from Pathways Visa or completed application form (typed or written in block letters) plus all the necessary documentation. (Please call Pathways Visa for assistance.) All documents should be submitted in English or Danish. Any translations should be done by a legal translator and has to be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in UAE. (Pathways Visa can provide this.)  You will need:

  • An original passport and photocopy of your passport including personal data, residence visa, previous Schengen visas plus any other valid visas such as USA and UK visas. 
  • The passport and residence visa must be valid for a minimum of three months. Travel documents and residence visa must be valid minimum six months.  
  • The visa fee is to be paid in cash upon submission of your application. The fee is non-refundable.
  • One recently taken colored passport size photo, 3,5 x 4,5cm taken close up, on a light background.  If wearing a veil, features your ears, nose, eyes and forehead must be visible. The photograph will not be accepted if it is more than 3 months old.
  • Travel & Medical Insurance is necessary, covering all expenses related to urgent medical necessities and/or hospital admission, including the forced return to your homeland for medical reasons. The insurance, with the minimum coverage of EURO 30.000, – must be valid for all Schengen State.
  • An official company letter from your sponsor/employer containing the following information: 

    – name/address and telephone no. of sponsor/employer 
    – name, nationality and passport no. of applicant 
    – date of joining 
    – applicant’s monthly salary 
    – reasons for applicant’s visit 
    – expected date of arrival in Denmark plus duration of stay 
    – confirmation that the applicant will return to the UAE to resume duties on a certain date 
    – name, designation and signature of person responsible for issuance of the company letter
  • An Invitation letter stating the following:

    – name, address and contact info of the person inviting 
    – name, nationality and passport number of applicant 
    – reasons for applicant’s visit 
    – expected date of arrival in Denmark plus duration of stay 
    – address during visit in Denmark 
    – description of relation with you- in case of fiancée, girlfriend/boyfriend, the invitation must state information about where the reference and you met and how you are in contact with each other and if you have met in person. Copy of reference’s passport and residence permit if the reference is not a Danish citizen. Proof of relationship with reference (marriage certificate, birth certificates etc.)

  • In case of medical visits, information about the treatments in Denmark must be included (letter from doctor) and documentation for a prepaid fee for the treatments must be shown
  • Flight reservation to be shown upon submission. The original return ticket must be shown upon collection of the visa. E-tickets are accepted
  • Hotel reservation/accommodation should be submitted
  • Proof of sufficient funds, e.g., bank statements for the recent three months (personal bank account)
  • Travelling with children: Children, who are attending school, must produce a confirmation of registration for the academic years, including information about the grade. You will need proof of relationship if traveling with children.
  • Collection of visa
    If you are not able to collect the passport, you must write a Letter of Authority for the person who will collect the passport on your behalf.  

We know this is overwhelming and confusing.  Pathways Visa can take the confusion out of the visa process. 

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