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If you are a South African citizen and wish to travel to Denmark or Iceland for 90 days or less, you need a visa no matter whether you want to go for business, tourism, cultural reasons or just to visit family and friends.


Please note!

Due to the current high number of visa applications for Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland applicants must expect a longer waiting time to hand in applications at VFS, and longer processing time.

The current processing time in visa cases is up to 25 days (subject to change). Please be aware that the mission is working hard on bringing down the processing time for all applications and is aware of the inconvenience this may have caused. Also please note that business applications are prioritized.

The Danish Mission recommends that you do not buy a plane ticket before your visa has been approved.

Appointments can only be booked through the VFS website. If the system shows no availability, it means that all slots are currently fully booked. Please try again later.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


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When you apply for a visa, you must submit specific documents and have your biometrics recoded.

In this section, you can learn all about how to apply for a visa, where to submit your visa application, what documents to include, how much the visa fee is, and how long it takes for the Danish Consulate in Dubai to process your visa.

You will also find links to the online application platform, different types of invitation forms as well as a list of which documents are required for your application.

If your company would like to apply for the Red Carpet Programme, which simplifies the visa application process for business people travelling frequently to Denmark, you will also be able to find information on how to enrol in this business visa fast track programme.

Visa Enquiries

Danish Consulate General, Dubai
Umm Suqueim 2,
Al Thanya rd, Al Beteel Street,
Villa 208, P.O. Box 2988

Open Sunday to Thursday
Visa section: [email protected]
Opening hours: