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Travel and Residence

Welcome to the Visa and Consular Section of the Danish Embassy in South Africa!

travel and residence

In this section of the home page, you can learn more about what the kind of assistance the Embassy can offer you whether you are a Danish citizen or a South African national.

For Danish citizens, the Consular section issues Danish passports and travel documents, and provides assistance in connection with illness and death, money transfers, theft, imprisonment, etc.

For South Africans (and other African nationals), the consular section issues short term visas as well as long term visas such as work, study, au pair and residence permits.

As a general rule a fee is applicable for most services. Please see our fee list here.

The Embassy is not empowered to grant funds in cases where Danish nationals are in need while travelling abroad. This applies whether it concerns requests to borrow money for a ticket back to Denmark, payment of hospital bills, medical evacuation to Denmark, legal costs etc.

For advice to Danish nationals on travelling abroad, please visit the Consular home page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Råd om udlandsrejser og Rejsevejledninger, Danish only).

Disclaimer: Please note that the advice and recommendations on this homepage are given with the usual proviso for errors and omissions, and that the Embassy is not responsible for any damages or loss as a result of the information given on this home page.


Information from other authorities and advice and guidance is provided on the homepages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, the Ministry of Foreign of Affairs cannot be held responsible for possible problems regardless of the information on the homepages.
Embassy of Denmark

iParioli Office Park, Block B2
1166 Park Street
Hatfield 0083

Phone +27 (0) 12 430 9340
Online Visa Application

New Online Visa Application Process
From 1st August 2019 it is mandatory for all applicants to apply online for visas to Denmark, Iceland, Greenland and Faroe Islands using the online platform

GDPR Compliance
How we process Personal Information when you apply for a visa or host a visa applicant.