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Visa for Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands

The Faro Islands

Please be aware that Iceland has introduced screening tests for Covid-19 and mandatory quarantine on arrival to Iceland. Read more about the travel restrictions here and the mandatory tests and quarantine here.

Visas for Iceland
Denmark represents Iceland in South Africa. Therefore, if you plan to travel to Iceland, you must apply for a visa in precisely the same way, you would apply for a Schengen visa to Denmark.

  • Read more about how to apply for a Schengen visa here

Visas to Greenland and the Faro Islands

A normal Schengen visa, such as a Danish or an Icelandic visa, is not valid for the Faroe Islands or Greenland. If you are travelling to these destinations, you will need to have a Schengen visa issued by a Danish representation with the following wording in the comments section of the visa: "Valid for Greenland" or "Valid for the Faroe Islands".

Please apply in the normal manner through VFS, but indicate on the application form under "main destination" that you are visiting Greenland or the Faroe Islands.

If you already have a valid Schengen visa, you will need to apply for an additional visa, which will only be valid for Greenland or the Faroe Islands.

  • Read more about how to apply for a Schengen visa here.



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: