Overview of Denmark Visa and Foreign Exchange Policy
IMMIGRATION AND VISAS
All travelers are expected to have a passport, except as follows:
1. Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, or Sweden. However, travelers should have authenticated proof of identities, such as a driver’s license or an identity card.
2. Travellers with Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations.
3. Travelers with a national identification card for up to three months, given to citizens of Switzerland and member countries of the European Economic Region, except Denmark, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
4. Travellers with a Gibraltar Identity card issued to Gibraltar residents traveling for tourism and staying for no more than three months.
5. Travellers with a Seaman Book or Seafarer’s National Identity Document provided they are traveling on duty.
6. Travellers with travel documents and resident permits issued by European Economic Area member countries to approved refugees and people without nationality or citizenship.
7. Travel document known as Titre de Voyage issued to:
– Refugees according to the London Convention of 1946 and the Geneva Convention of 1951 on Travel Identification Papers for refugees; or
– People without nationality or citizenship according to the convention of 1954 on the legal status of people without nationality or citizenship.
8. Travellers with an Identity Document issued by the authorities of the Holy See (Vatican City).
9. Travellers with a Laissez-Passer issued by the European Union.
10. Travellers with Kinderausweis, a German identity document issued to children.
11. Travellers with travel documents issued by the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo to Kosovo’s permanent inhabitants.
Passports and alternative papers, or either of them, must be valid on arrival.
– Students, apart from their nationality, residing in a European Union member country and traveling as part of a school group from within the European Union, do not need a passport on condition that:
a. Their names are stated on a List of Traveller stamped by the school and certified by the proper authority in charge in their home country;
b. The school group is accompanied by one of the teachers at that school;
c. This List of Travellers must contain a photo of the pupil.
Not all European Union member countries issue this type of List of Travellers. Besides, the exemption will NOT apply to the List of Travellers that is only stamped by the school without photos.
Danish children aged less than 14 years old can be added to a parent’s passport but must be in the company of that parent carrying the passport.
On March 25, 2001, the Schengen agreement became effective, aiming to remove immigration restrictions on travel inside all the signing member countries’ territories. This led to the rise of a borderless region that is known as the ‘Schengen area.’ Consequently, it is possible for residents of the signatories of that agreement to travel between the countries mentioned above without having their papers examined. However, travelers who require visas for one Schengen state or more to which they are ticketed and whose final destination is a Schengen state for which a visa is not required must travel with a ‘Schengen Visa.’ Moreover, Transit without Visa (TWOV) is not permissible if one of the next trips or transit countries is a Schengen country for which a visa is required because the traveler will be entering the Schengen area or borderless territory. This means that travelers from states that require a visa for all Schengen States and travelers from states that require a visa for one or more Schengen States to which they are ticketed always need a visa. Travelers should acquire Schengen visas before they arrive in the Schengen territory.
Before arrival: Travellers are kindly requested to contact the nearest representation of Denmark.
All travelers must hold a visa except the following:
1. Citizens of Denmark.
2. Citizens of Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Poland, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Spain, and Switzerland.
3. Citizens of Slovenia, even if they have former Yugoslav passports issued in Slovenia.
4. Travellers with British passports endorsed British Citizen.
5. Travellers staying for no more than 90 days in any half-year period provided they are:
5.1. Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, Andorra, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Brunei, Croatia, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Honduras, Malaysia, Mauritius, Republic of Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Monaco, Panama, San Marino, Paraguay, Seychelles, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Singapore, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela, and United States of America.
5.2. Travellers with British passports endorsed British National (Overseas);
5.3. Travellers with British passports endorsed:
-British Overseas Territories Citizen that contain the label ‘right of residence’ issued by Great Britain; or
-British Subject, which also includes Great Britain’s ‘right of residency’ mark;
5.4. Travellers with passports issued by Hong Kong or by Macao.
5.5. Travellers with diplomatic, service, or special passports provided they are Thailand and Turkey citizens.
5.6. Travellers with diplomatic, service, or special passports provided they are citizens of Pakistan.
5.7. Travellers with diplomatic, official, service, or special passport provided they are citizens of the Philippines.
5.8. Travellers with diplomatic or service passports provided they are citizens of India.
5.9. Travellers with travel documents and residence permits issued by a European Economic Area member country to approved refugees and people without nationality or citizenship.
6. Travelers with Let-Passer given by the United Nations.
7. Travellers with Laissez-Passer issued by the European Union.
8. Travellers with a residence permit issued by Monaco or one of the Schengen States, apart from nationality.
9. Travelers with a family member residency permit granted by member countries of the European Economic Area and Switzerland to a family member who is a resident of a member country of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, provided that he/she travels to a member country of the European Economic Area or Switzerland.
10. Travelers, irrespective of nationality, who live in Lichtenstein for no more than five days and have proof of their residency provided that they are in transit via the Schengen area and begin their journey to a country outside the Schengen area, except by means of transport.
TWOV (Transit Without Visa)
TWOV is permissible for travelers continuing their trip to a third country on the same day without leaving the airport, provided:
– They are arriving from and departing to non-Schengen countries;
– They have confirmed onward tickets; and
– They have all the documents necessary for their next journey.
Such rules, however, do not apply to:
a. Citizens of Bangladesh, Congo (Kinshasa), Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ghana, Iran, Ethiopia, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka. Yet, a visa not required if travelers have a residence permit that is valid for at least three months after the period of transit of Bulgaria, Canada, Andorra, Cyprus, Japan, Romania, Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America or San Marino.
b. Citizens of India. Yet, a visa is not required if travelers have a valid residence permit for at least three months after the period of transit of Canada, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Romania, or the United States of America.
Besides, a visa is not required if they have a valid visa for member countries of the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Canada, or the United States of America.
1. All travelers must hold:
a. onward or return tickets with confirmed seats;
b. necessary documents for their next trip; and
c. a clear means of support to cover their stay’s expenses: at least USD 30 or DKK 300 per each day of the intended visit. However, if the traveler has a written statement from a permanent resident of Denmark fully providing for him/her, this last term can be dropped. The statement must be signed at the airport in Denmark by the person who stands as a guarantor for the visitor.
1. Citizens of the member countries of the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
2. Travel to or by way of Greenland:
a. Entry into the military defense areas in Greenland, including Thule, is prohibited;
b. A visa and a special permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Asiatisk Plads 2, DK-1448, Copenhagen) are required in case:
– travelers are transiting the military base Thule;
– travelers are coming for a mountain or glacier climbing or other physical, geological, or archaeological purposes;
– travelers are not visa exempted for entry into Denmark.
3. Students, apart from their nationality, residing in a European Union member country and traveling as part of a school group from within the European Union do not need a visa on condition that their names are stated on a List of Travellers stamped by the school and that the school group is accompanied by one of the teachers at that school.
Travelers who do not respect entry regulations will be deported to their home country at the transporting carrier’s expense. Transporting carriers bringing in travelers with incorrect documents will have to pay a fine of DKK 8,000 per traveler.
CUSTOMS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE
1. Travelers arriving in Denmark (except Greenland and Faroe Islands) with products purchased within the European Union for personal use are only permitted to import:
a. For travelers aged 16 and over, tobacco products- 800 cigarettes, or 400 cigarillos each weighing no more than three grams, or 200 cigars, or one kilogram of pipe or cigarette tobacco;
b. For travelers aged 16 years and over, alcoholic drinks- 10 liters of alcoholic drinks over 22 percent, or 20 liters of alcoholic drinks less than 22 percent, or 90 liters of wine but no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine, or 110 liters of beer.
2. Travellers arriving in Denmark (except Greenland and Faroe Islands) from non-European Union countries including the Aland Islands, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, and other similar regions are allowed free import of:
a. Travellers aged 17 years old and more are allowed 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos each weighing no more than three grams, or 50 cigars, or 250 grams of smoking tobacco, or a proportional mixture of these products;
b. Travelers aged 17 years and over are permitted with one liter of alcoholic beverages more than 22 percent volume, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol over 80 percent volume; or two liters of alcoholic beverages or aperitifs made from wine or similar drinks with lesser than 22 percent volume; or liquor wines or sparkling wines; or a proportionate blend of such products in addition to four liters of still wine; and sixteen liters of beer;
c. Sufficient medical products for personal use only;
d. Air travelers are allowed other goods up to a total value of EUR 430 per individual.
3. Prohibited Goods
Animal products not originating in a Member State of the European Union, Lichtenstein, Norway, Andorra, United Kingdom, San Marino, or Switzerland, cannot be imported into a Member State of the European Union, except small quantities from Andorra, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and small quantities from other nations.
3.1. For further details, please check the website of the European Union: http://europa.eu/
There are no restrictions whatsoever on export.
The Special Rule (EC no. 998 of 2003) and Regulation (EU) 576 of 2013 applies to dogs and cats.
Birds are subject to Decision (EC no. 25 of 2007).
For further information, please contact the Danish Consul.
Pet Animals may enter as traveler’s luggage, as cargo, or in the cabin.
1. The import of all birds, including pet birds and poultry, arriving from countries infected with bird flu, is prohibited until further notice.
2. Import of all kinds of pets to the Faroe Islands is prohibited.
3. Greenland: Import Rules are very strict. An import license must be obtained from the Ministry of Fisheries, Hunting, and Agriculture before departure.
Baggage Clearance regulations
A traveler’s luggage should be cleared at the airport of final destination.
The Faroe Islands and Greenland: passenger baggage must be cleared at the first airport of entry to the Faroe Islands or Greenland and labeled at the final destination of the airport.
Travelers are not allowed to pay any airport tax upon departure from the airport.
Currency Import regulations
Local currency (DKK-Danish Krone) and foreign currencies: The same rules apply to currency import as currency export.
Currency Export regulations
Local currency (DKK-Danish Krone) and international currencies: amounts above EUR 10,000.-or other currency equivalents (including cheques of any kind and banker’s drafts and) are required to be declared.
Additional information on regulations
Drugs are allowed only with a medical prescription.
Arms and Ammunition regulations
Arms and ammunition are allowed only with permission from the Police Department or any other competent authority in the home country.