The vast majority of event and conference delegates will not need a visa to visit Denmark. The Danish Immigration Service publishes a regularly updated list of the countries for which Denmark requires a visa; persons whose country of origin is not on the list may stay in Denmark for up to three months without contacting the Danish authorities.
To see which nationalities who do need a visa, please go the website of the Danish Immigration Service: click here
A visa is issued for the purpose of a short stay (less than 3 months) in Denmark and other Schengen countries. Employment is not permitted during the stay covered by the visa. Foreign citizens who are exempted from basic visa requirements can stay, but not work, in the Schengen region up to 3 months.
Visa applications are processed in direct cooperation between the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen
and Danish missions abroad. Visa applications should be filed at a Danish mission abroad (all Embassies and certain consulates).
The application form is also available at the website of the Danish Immigration Service: click here
In countries without Danish missions, Denmark has made agreements with other countries represented to handleincoming applications.
Facilitating the processing time
Conference participants must apply for visas in good time at Danish diplomatic and Consular Posts in their
countries of domicile. A visa application can normally be processed anything from a few days to 10-12 days, but if it is complicated, it may take up to 5-7 weeks.
The Danish Immigration Service is very professional and very experienced in the handling of visa applications. Though, to facilitate the process Wonderful Copenhagen will inform the Danish Immigration Service as well as relevant embassies and consulates about incoming applications from WOMEX delegates.
Where to find help
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs – at www.um.dk you can see where to send visa applications if Denmark does not have a diplomatic mission in the country concerned: click here