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New case processing procedure

Important Requirements
The following applies to all applicants:

  • All documents sumbitted must not be older than 1 month and must be in English or Danish. No other languages will be accepted.
  • If you are not a South-African national, you must be staying legally in South Africa at the time of application. If you have a SA residence permit, it must be valid 3 months after your return from the Schengen area.
  • Written parental consent is always required for minors if they are travelling alone or with one parent only.

It is mandatory for all visa applicants to apply for a visa to Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland online, using the platform


List of required documents
The Embassy has created lists of which documents are required for visa applications in order to make the gathering of documents easier for the applicants. 


Invitation forms
No matter which purpose you have for travelling to Denmark/the Schengen area, it is always advisabale to submit an invitation from your host, as this will ease the processing of your application.

The host can either fill in an online form, which reference number, you must include in the application. Alternatively, the host can fill in and sign a paper form, which you can submit.


visa enquiries

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

Open Sunday to Thursday
Tel: +971 4 526 8700
Visa section: [email protected]
Opening hours:

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