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Whether or not you need a visa to travel to Denmark depends on your nationality. Citizens of the European Union and the Schengen Area, among others, do not require a visa to travel to Denmark. You can find a complete list of countries and their requirements here.

A Danish visa is not valid for travel to Greenland or Faroe Islands; so if you plan on making the trip, you will need an additional visa.

Visa Validity

Visas are generally valid for 90 days. Visa-free travel usually allows travel within the Schengen Area of up to 90 days within any 180 day period. If you intend to stay for a longer term or want to work, study, or do an internship, you will need to apply for a residence permit.

Travel Documents

Even if you don't need a visa to travel to Denmark, you should still carry valid travel identification. In most cases, this will be a national identity card or a passport (a driver's license is not considered a valid travel document by the Danish authorities). However, because of temporary increased border control in the past year, it is recommended that you always carry your passport when you travel.

Check this overview of travel documents for information on joint or collective passports, identity cards, and more.

 Useful links:

The Official Portal for Foreigners
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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