Business

Overview

A business visa is granted for those who are visiting Denmark for business/conference or meetings.

Applicant will have to provide evidence that he/she falls under this category.

If you plan a short-term visit to Denmark you need to apply for a Schengen Visa. A Schengen Visa will normally allow you to travel in all Schengen member countries, but Denmark is only able grant visas in cases where Denmark is the main destination, meaning the place you will spend most of your time. Please see also FAQ about Schengen Visa for more details.

Company Accreditation

  1. What is the Red Carpet Program?

    The Red Carpet Program introduces simplified procedures for obtaining Danish Schengen visas for applicants who travel regularly to Denmark for business purposes. The aim is to assist non Danish companies, organisations, NGO’s etc. that have business relations with a Danish company or organisation.*

    The Red Carpet Program is open to private and public companies or organisations abroad provided they meet the requirements mentioned on the local Danish embassy’s website. The accreditation of a company or organization must have taken place before an employee/associate can benefit from the Red Carpet Program.

    * Prior approval for Danish companies located in Denmark and other Danish organisations wishing to host foreign visitors who require a visa to Denmark please visit Danish Immigration Services web site.

  2. Who can be enrolled in the Red Carpet Program?

    The following are examples of entities that may be offered an accreditation:*

    • Well-established local subsidiaries of Danish companies
    • Well-established local companies with a subsidiary in Denmark
    • Companies that regularly sends employees to Denmark
    • A local company with an exclusive partnership with a Danish company 
    • A local company whose employees need to travel frequently to Denmark for business
    • Local companies with an interest in investing in Denmark
    • Local institutions (NGO’s, travel agencies etc.) which cooperate closely with similar Danish institutions

    * The Danish Mission alone decides whether or not a company qualifies.

  3. What does the Red Carpet Program offer?

    The RCP offers the following benefits for applicants that are included in the program:

    • Decision within three working days.*
    • Reduced documentation requirements**
    • No need to apply in person.
    • No need for appointment.
    • Multiple entry visas (minimum one year).

    * Citizens of certain countries or categories of certain citizens are subject to prior consultation in one or more Schengen countries before a visa may be issued. The processing time in these cases will usually be 10-12 days

    ** More documentation may always be required if needed for the case processing

    Note: Applicants without an agreement will still be processed within 15 days.

  4. How to be accredited?

    The accreditation approval is handled and decided by the local Danish Mission. The local Mission will hand out an agreement form to be filled out by the company.

    The company/organisation must inform of the following: 

    Company profile

    • Contact information, address, web etc.
    • Point of contact
    • Registration no.
    • Sector/industry
    • Date of establishment
    • Number of employees
    • Corporate form/legal structure
    • Annual report available (Yes/No)
    • Turnover (the last two years) Business partner in Denmark

    Business partner in Denmark

    • Contact information, address, web etc.
    • Point of contact:

      • Name
      • Position
      • Description of partnership
      • Duration of business relation
      • Sector/industry
    • The business partner in Denmark must forward a confirmation letter to the Danish Mission.

Visa Fees

Consular fees are based on the ‘Executive Order on Payment for Services’ provided by the Danish Foreign Service.

The applicable visa fee in NIS is as per the current exchange rate. The fee is subject to change without notice.

  • Schengen Visa: 240NIS (60 euros)

Note that payment is only done in cash (NIS). The above fees are non-refundable.

Exemption of Visa Fee:

  • Children under six years of age.
  • Persons with an invitation from Danida (the Danish International Development Agency).
  • Holders of Palestinian diplomatic passport:

    • For private visit: please be aware that if you are traveling for private purposes, then your application will be considered as a regular application and not a VIP. Fees and all requirements should be delivered. 
    • For official visit: please be aware that if you are travelling for official purposes, then you need to have a formal letter from the Palestinian Protocol, then your application will considered as VIP so no fees neither requirements.

Additional Charges (non refundable):

  • Service Fee: 130 NIS per application
  • Cross boarder logistic fee to and from Ramallah: 50 NIS

It is always possible for the applicant to apply directly at a Danish visa issuing mission either in the country where the applicant lives or in the region as long as the applicant stays legally in the country where the applicant wishes to lodge the application. Outsourcing is an offer for those who prefer to apply close to their home.

Documents Required

Each applicant must bring all the documents requested. Please read carefully, print and use one of these checklists listing documents needed to apply for a Business Schengen visa for Denmark:

All required and supporting documentation should be translated into English.

Remember to bring your passport for the actual visa.

Join one passport size photo (35x45mm) to the application form. Do not glue or staple the photo to the application, just join the photo to the application form. 

Please note that Denmark do not recognise series T of the Jordanian ordinary passport.

Photo Specifications

Applicants, submit your Application form with the new photo format, as explained below:

General

  • The photo must fulfill the norm specified by the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).
  • Photo must have plain white background.
  • The photo must be no more than 6-months old.
  • Not tilted picture (portrait style) showing both edges of face clearly.
  • Close up of the head and top of the shoulders so that the face takes up 70–80% of the photograph.
  • Photo in sharp focus and clear.

Photo Size

The photo for each visa applicant submitted must measure:

  • The picture dimensions must be 240 pixels wide by 320 pixels high at least. A smaller picture will be rejected. For instance, a photo being 235 pixels by 320 pixels is not valid.
  • On the other hand, the photo should keep a proportion of 3 x 4 (width x height) within limits. However, 250 x 340 pixels picture would be valid, but not a 290 x 340 pixels one.
  • Finally, the image weight (size in Kbytes) can never be bigger than 120 Kbytes.

Resolution:

  • An image resolution is measured in DPI (dots per inch) and it's mainly used to control printing quality. Therefore, higher resolution means better printing quality.
  • The resolution of the photos should be 300 dpi, so, when you scan the image, check this parameter carefully. However, bear in mind that the higher the resolution, the bigger the picture.
  • The only image format accepted is JPEG (Join Photograph Expert Grup Format). The other image formats such as BMP, TIFF, GIF, PNG, etc. will be rejected (a warning will be shown).

Attaching the Photo to the Application form

Glue one photograph to the application form in the designated space.

Please follow these instructions carefully. If the photograph presented does not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete.

Processing Time

Most applications for a Schengen visa will be processed and decided by the Danish Representative Office in Ramallah and will usually take a minimum of 10-12 days. All applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days of the date of the lodging of an application which is admissible.

In some cases the application must be referred to the Danish Immigration Service in Denmark. In these situations, the maximum processing time is 30 days. Immigration authorities are quite exceptionally permitted to take up to 60 days to issue a decision in particularly complicated cases that require further documentation

Collection of the processed passports from the VFS Denmark Visa Application Centre can be done between 08:30 – 16:00, Sunday-Thursday. Applicants can instantly track the status of their application online by clicking on Track your Application . There will be no need to follow up with the Consulate general of Denmark in Jerusalem or the helpline to ascertain when the passport will be returned.

Download Form

Schengen visa application form:

VU1 form - Invitation for business visa, to print:

Helpline