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Documents: Private and tourist visits

It is possible to obtain a visa to visit family and friends, as well as for tourist visits.

Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration information about the applicant’s situation in the home country, the purpose of the stay, the circumstances of any previous stays, any relations to persons living in Denmark, the general conditions in the applicant’s home country, and known immigration patterns. 

In countries where the risk that applicants from those countries will remain illegally in Denmark or other Schengen States is generally considered to be relatively low, visas are usually granted to a wider circle of people than in countries characterised by a high risk of illegal immigration. Read more about the specific rules for private visits and tourist visits on the web-site of the Danish Immigration Authority.

Applicants for visa for private or tourist visits may be requested to submit the following supporting documentation in addition to the basic supporting documents;

  • An invitation from the host if applicable or a document from the hotel or other establishment providing accommodation or any other appropriate document indicating the planned accommodation.
  • Confirmed booking of an organised trip or any other appropriate document indicating the envisaged travel plans.
  • Documentation for any prior relationship with the host in Denmark, e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificate, proof of a permanent romantic relationship building on prior personal knowledge, etc.
  • A statement from the local municipality or Danish Civil Registration System (CPR) showing the host’s (if applicable) address in Denmark
  • A copy of the data page of the host’s passport (if a Danish national) or residence permit in Denmark, which is valid for the period of the intended visit.

This is to obtain information about:

  • Purpose of the visit.
  • Whether the visit is expected by the host, and whether the host (if applicable) has confirmed the purpose of the visit.
  • The relation between the applicant and a host (if applicable) in Denmark.
  • Whether the host (if applicable) has permanent residence and is legally residing in Denmark.