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    22 June 2020

    The Danish Embassy has requested to ensure that the travel insurance submitted by the applicant applying for Denmark visa should also specifically include COVID-19 treatments.

    This will apply to all visa categories and types.

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    22 June 2020

    Your safety is our priority!

    Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 related developments, VFS Global has implemented the precautionary measures below for the safety of our customers and employees:

    The daily operational hours have been adjusted to 0900hrs to 1200hrs only.

    It is mandatory to schedule an appointment, no walk ins will be allowed.

    It is mandatory to wear a face mask/face covering to enter the Visa Application Centre premises. We will deny entry if you are present without a face mask/face covering.

    On arrival at the Visa Application Centre, you will be required to undergo a temperature reading. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 37.3 degrees celsius), cough and difficulty in breathing will be allowed to reschedule their appointments for another day and not proceed further for their applications.

    Please arrive on time for your appointment slot and not earlier.

    Only customers will be allowed entry into the Visa Application Centre
    All processed applications will be subject to accepting the mandatory courier service. This is to reduce the number of visits to the Centre for your safety.

    ***We look forward to serving you soon***

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    24 March 2020

    Owing to the ongoing global COVID-19 developments and directives announced by the Government of South Africa, our Visa Application Centres will remain closed from 26 March 2020 until 16 April 2020.

    Please be advised that our Call Centre and Email support will also not be available during this period.

    For more updates, we request customers to visit our website www.vfsglobal.com

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    20 March 2020

    Due to the current entry restrictions to Denmark, all Danish visa application centers are closed. Applicants who have handed in their visa application prior to 20 March 2020 will have their case processed. For more information visit the website of the relevant Danish mission.

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    16 March 2020

    • The Danish Government has implemented extensive restrictions on entry to Denmark due to the Corona virus/COVID-19. These restrictions mean that you must expect to be rejected at the Danish borders even with a valid visa. The only exceptions are foreign travellers who have a valid visa AND a worthy purpose for entering. Worthy purposes include travellers who are either parents or primary caretakers (e.g. foster parents) of minors residing in Denmark, visits to critically ill family members, persons who are in the process of a medical treatment in Denmark, persons who are attending a funeral in Denmark, and persons who will be part of a court case in Denmark. Ordinary tourist visits, family visits and business travel are not considered worthy travel purposes. Applications will be submitted to the Danish Immigration Service for consideration. Case processing times may be extended.

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    13 March 2020

    • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Danish Government has implemented extensive precautionary measures due to the Corona virus/COVID-19.
    • You can still apply for a visa to Denmark, however additional restrictions on entry into Denmark might be imposed in the coming days. These include, among other things, the possibility of medical examination on arrival, possible quarantine on arrival from high risk areas and the possibility of rejection of foreigners arriving from high risk areas at the border.
    • Please stay updated on the website from Danish Immigration Service and the website for information from the Danish authorities. For information on precautionary health measures implemented in Denmark, please visit the Danish Health Authorities’ website.
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    12 December 2019

    Due to the ongoing power outage issue nationwide, our operations in South Africa have been impacted.

    We regret the inconvenience encountered at our centres which include longer waiting time faced  by our customers.

    Appreciate your patience.

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    28 June 2019

    NEW MANDATORY ONLINE VISA APPLICATION:

    APPLYVISA:

    From the 01 of July 2019, you should fill in your visa application and pay the application fee online using https://applyvisa.um.dk/. After you have applied and paid the visa fee online, you must print and sign the cover letter from ApplyVisa and hand in supporting documents and supply biometrics at the Visa Application Centre

    Residence and Work Permits:

    From 01 July 2019, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark including all Danish diplomatic missions are introducing online payment of the embassy fee for residence or work permit.

    The embassy fee should be paid online using this link https://dys.um.dk/permit/

    The receipt for the payment should be submitted at the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS) when you hand in your passport, relevant documentation and supply biometrics. Please note that in R/W permit cases there are three fees to be paid:

    1. The fee to either The Danish Immigration Service or The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI),
    2. The fee to the Danish embassy (using the link https://dys.um.dk/permit/) and
    3. The fee to the Danish Visa Application Centre (VFS).”
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    23 November 2017

    Please note that the Global appointment Downtime will commence on Saturday 25 November 2017 from 14:30 until 17:00.

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    10 October 2017

    Please note that the last day to submit your Denmark visa application would be the 15 December 2017. The embassy will be CLOSED from the 22 December 2017 to 03 January 2018.

    Example - If you would want to travel to Denmark on the 23 December 2017 or the 24 December 2017, you would be required be lodge your application latest by the 04 December 2017.

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    30 April 2016

    The Danish representations abroad and the Danish Immigration Service cannot currently process visa applications due to a malfunction in the electronic visa system

    The Danish representations abroad and the Danish Immigration Service cannot currently process visa applications due to a malfunction in the electronic visa system VIS at The Agency for Governmental IT Services that supports the IT systems of the Danish Ministry of Immigration, Integration and Housing 

    Due to a malfunction in the electronic visa system VIS, it is currently not possible to process visa applications or to issue visas at the Danish missions abroad or at the Danish Immigration Service. Furthermore, it is not possible to perform digital control of visa holders at Denmark's external Schengen borders.

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    04 March 2016

    Processing Time:

    Visa applications can take an average of 15 days to process once received at the Embassy. An additional of two (2) working days should be taken into consideration which is used to courier the application to and from the Embassy. Passports can be collected on day 17 after submission. Applicants should allow four (4) extra days in delivery time for applications submitted on Fridays.

    Some applications may require further processing, which could take from 30-60 days.

    Please note that all applications are processed individually. The Visa Officer may invite you for an interview or request further documentation or information, which can prolong the processing time.

    Collection Procedure:

    Representatives must provide an original Identification, an Authorization Letter as well as the applicants original Receipt if collecting on behalf of the applicant/s. The Authorization Letter should clearly state the following: -   a) Name of the Representative collecting b) Identity number of the Representative. C) Applicant signature as signed on the application form/receipt.

    Requirements for collection:

    • Original receipt with reference number (no photocopy Allowed)
    • ID / Driver’s License