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Refusal and appeal

The Embassy occasionally refuses visa applications. These refusals can be — and in some cases will automatically be — appealed to the Danish Immigration Service. Refusals in cases where the Embassy has presented the application to the Danish Immigration Service for a decision, can be appealed to the Ministry of Immigration, Integration and Housing.

The vast majority of refusals issued by the Embassy are automatically sent for review (appeal) at the Danish Immigration Service, without the applicant having to request this. The Immigration Service will decide whether to change or up-hold the Embassy's decision.

Some refusal decision are made with individual appeal which means that the applicant him/herself must initiate the appeal processes if relevant.

Information as to how to initiate this process is included in the official refusal letter handed out by the Embassy.
The refusal letter from the Embassy will indicate if the applicant exceptionally has do something to have a case reviewed.

If an applicant has any remarks or information that she or he wants the Danish Immigration Service to take into consideration when handling the appeal, it is possible to contact the Danish Immigration Service by using the contact form on the following website

If it is not possible to use the contact form, remarks can be sent by letter to the Danish Immigration Service, Ryesgade 53, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark. When contacting Danish Immigration Service, please state the application number of the case, applicant's full name and nationality, as well as the date of the decision made by the Danish Embassy.

Re-opening an application
Only in very limited cases and under special circumstances may the embassy decide to re-open a case which has been decided on already. In most cases, applicant must re-apply for a Schengen visa.

Contact information for the various appeals authorities

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