Traveling to Denmark


Planning to travel to Denmark? What are the relating formalities? Find out in this article.

Before moving to Denmark, is it wise to inquire on relating conditions and formalities depending on your country of origin. Nationals of the European Union and the Schengen area can travel freely to Denmark. Nationals of other countries, for their part, may require either a visa or a resident permit.


In all cases, you must be in possession of your identity documents while traveling to Denmark. European Union nationals are required to produce their national identity card while those of other countries must be in possession of a valid passport. Note that the driver's license is not considered as an identity document by Danish authorities.

Minors, for their part, whether they are accompanied or not, must be in possession of an individual passport or identity card. The family book, just like the driver's license, is not considered as an identity document.

Greenland and Faroe Islands

In case you are planning to travel to Greenland or Faroe Islands, your visa for Denmark will not be valid. You therefore have to apply for a new visa at the Danish embassy.

Upon your arrival in Greenland or Faroe Islands, you will have to produce a valid passport, whether you come from a European Union country or not.


In general, visas are valid for shorts stays only, that is 90 day stays, provided you neither intend to work not to study in the country. Make sure to inquire, according to your country of origin, whether the visa requirement applies to you.

If you intend to work, study, perform an internship or make a long stay in the country, you will have to apply for a resident permit. Nationals and residents of the European Union may request for a resident permit within three months following their arrival in Denmark.

Non-European nationals, for their part, have to apply for a resident permit at the nearest Danish embassy to their place of residence.

Find more information in the article Visas for Denmark.

 Useful links: – Formalities in Denmark Forum 
New to Denmark – The Official Portal for Foreigners

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