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31 May 2017: Denmark opens new Visa Application Centers in three Chinese cities

Three Danish Visa Application Centers are scheduled to open to public on 1 of June, announced the

Royal Danish Embassy to China on 31 of May.

The three new centers are part of Denmark’s continuous efforts to facilitate travel by a growing

number of Chinese outbound tourists in the “China-Denmark Tourism Year 2017”, and add to the

nine existing ones in Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Nanjing, Shanghai

and Shenyang.

“I am very pleased to see the new Visa Centers open their doors in Fuzhou, Shenzhen and Xi’an,

representing a total population of 186 million in these provinces, and marking our step forward to

promoting what Denmark has to offer as a destination for both sightseers and business travelers,” said

A. Carsten Damsgaard, Ambassador of Denmark to China.

“What’s geographically significant is that the Center in Xi’an will provide applicants from five

landlocked provinces and regions in Northwest China with easier access to Denmark and Europe.”

The openings came after five Centers were opened across China in the spring of 2016.

The Kingdom of Denmark (Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands) offers unique landscapes of

natural beauty and cultural heritage of Hans Christian Andersen, fjords, icebergs and midnight sun in

Greenland and unspoiled nature at the Faroe Islands.

Denmark was one of the first EU countries that have opened visa centers in China in 2010, since then,

the bilateral people-to-people contacts in the field of tourism have thrived. The Danish government

forecasts to receive 262,000 Chinese outbound travelers this year, up from 218,000 in 2016. The figure

stood at 50,000 in 2009.

The travelers’ passion will further be ignited following that a social media post by the Royal Danish

Embassy in Beijing about an invasive plague of Pacific oysters along the Limfjord’s shores in Northern

Jutland has attracted tens of millions of interactions on a possible “eating tour” to Denmark.

Applications for both short-term visa and long-term residence permit can be handed over to these 12 centers. Normally, the visa procedure takes approximately five to 11 working days, and a little longer during the high season.

The collection of biometric data also needs to be done at these Centers in accordance with the implementation of the Visa Information System (VIS). The fingerprint scans can be re-used for further visa applications over a 5-year period.

Denmark is the only country being able to issue travel permissions to Greenland and Faroe Islands along with the Schengen visa sticker.

Worth mentioning, Iceland is represented by Denmark in Shanghai and Guangzhou. It will therefore be possible to hand in applications for short-term visa to Iceland at the Centers in Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Please find below the addresses and contact information of the three new centers.

Fuzhou

Floor 15, Fushengcaifu Centre, No.60 Gutianzhi Road, Gulou District, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, China 08:00 to 15:00 (Monday-Friday)

0591-6311 1557

infojvac.fuzhouchina@vfshelpline.com

Shenzhen

Room 17F-08/09, West Zone,North Gate,GCIG Building, Fuhua 1 Road, Futian Dist.,Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China

08:00 to 15:00 (Monday-Friday)

0755-8322 9026

infojvac.shenzhechina@vfshelpline.com

Xi’an

Room 1801/1802, Building A, Mole Collection Centers, Cross Road of Keji 6th Road and Fenghui South Road, High-tech Zone, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, China 08:00 to 15:00

(Monday-Friday)

029-8952 2093

infojvac.xianchina@vfshelpline.com

19 May 2017: Denmark will open 3 new visa application centres in China the 01 June 2017.

The Danish missions in China are hereby expanding the possibilities for the Chinese applicants’ to submit their applications and biometrics to a place closer to their home.

The Danish missions are looking very much forward to receiving applications to the Kingdom of Denmark from the following 3 new locations:

Xi’an
Shenzhen
Fuzhou

It will bring the total number of visa application centres up to 12. Please see addresses, contact details and opening hours below:

Xi’an:
Address: Room 1801/1802, Building A, Mole Collection Centers, Cross Road of Keji 6th Road and Fenghui South Road, High-tech Zone, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, China
Contact information: 029-89522093
Opening hours: 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday

Shenzhen:
Address: Room 17F-08/09, West Zone,North Gate,GCIG Building, Fuhua 1 Road, Futian Dist.,Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China
Contact information: 0755-83229026
Opening hours: 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday

Fuzhou:
Address: Floor 15, Fushengcaifu Centre, No.60 Gutianzhi Road, Gulou District, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, China
Contact information: 0591-63111557
Opening hours: 08:00-15:00 Monday-Friday

19 April 2017: Changes to rules implemented 1 August 2016 – abolishment of the requirement of colour copies of passport in visa applications and in residence and work permit application

The Danish Embassy and the Consulate Generals in China do no longer require that the data page plus pages including visa for USA/UK/Canada/Australia and any Schengen visa including entry/exit stamps (issued in the last 3 years) should be in colour. Thus copies of data page and the above mentioned visa can be handed in in black and white. However, applicants need to ensure that the black and white copies are readable and in good quality.

Furthermore, the Danish Embassy and Consulate Generals in China do no longer require colour copies of the passport (all pages) in applications for residence and work permit. However, black and white copies of all pages in the passport must be readable and in good quality.

13 April 2017:Denmark Visa Application Center Closure in Guangzhou/Hangzhou/Nanjing

According to notice from Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, Visa Application Centers in Guangzhou/Hangzhou/Nanjing will be closed during 25 April 2017 and 28 April 2017 and resume operations on 02 May 2017. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
27 February 2017: The representation agreement with the Norwegian Consulate in Shanghai has been extended until 31 March 2017.

Applicants will have to register their application and pay the visa fee at the Norwegian website:Click here

before submitting their application at the Norwegian Visa application centre. The Norwegian Visa Application centre is placed in the same building as the Danish Visa Application center.

All steps will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy and passports will be delivered at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre.

Please notice, that visa applications for Iceland will still be represented by the Danish Consulate and applicants will still have to hand in their visa application for Iceland to the Danish Visa Application Center.

Except Denmark Application in Shanghai, Denmark Application Centers in Shenyang, Jinan, Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou still accept applications.

Denmark long term applications are still submitted in Denmark Visa Application Center
17 February 2017: The Royal Danish missions in China hereby announce that visa applications to Denmark and Iceland submitted at the Nanjing and Hangzhou Visa Application Centres as of 19. February 2017 will be processed at the Danish Consulate in Guangzhou.

Any questions concerning a specific case submitted in Nanjing or Hangzhou should be directed to the Consulate General in Guangzhou by phone +86 20 28297339 or e-mail cangklvisa@um.dk

There will not occur any other changes in the visa case processing or subsequent handling of the applications.

At the same time the service fee at the visa application centres in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou will be adjusted to be the same as in Jinan, Shenyang, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Nanjing and Chongqing. The service fee in CNY is 194.

26 January 2017: The representation agreement with the Norwegian Consulate in Shanghai has been extended until 28 February 2017.
Applicants will have to register their application and pay the visa fee at the Norwegian website:Click here

before submitting their application at the Norwegian Visa application centre. The Norwegian Visa Application centre is placed in the same building as the Danish Visa Application center.

All steps will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy and passports will be delivered at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre.

Please notice, that visa applications for Iceland will still be represented by the Danish Consulate and applicants will still have to hand in their visa application for Iceland to the Danish Visa Application Center.

Except Denmark Application in Shanghai, Denmark Application Centers in Shenyang, Jinan, Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou still accept applications.

Denmark long term applications are still submitted in Denmark Visa Application Center

19 January 2017: Danish diplomatic representations and Visa Application Centers to be closed during Chinese New Year

The Danish Embassy in Beijing, the Consulate Generals in Chongqing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, as well as nine Visa Application Centers (VACs), will be closed on 30 January 2017 (Monday) and 31 January 2017 (Tuesday), as well as 1 February 2017 (Wednesday), for Chinese New Year.

In addition, the nine Visa Application Centers across China will be closed on 27 January 2017 (Friday).

 Applicants travelling during Chinese New Year and in the days immediately after are kindly requested to hand in visa applications well in advance of their planned date of departure.
13 January 2017: Due to technical reasons the Norwegian Consulate in Shanghai will represent Denmark in Shanghai  starting from Monday 16 January 2017 to 31 January 2017.
Applicants will have to register their application and pay the visa fee at the Norwegian website:

https://selfservice.udi.no/

before submitting their application at the Norwegian Visa application centre. The Norwegian Visa Application centre is placed in the same building as the Danish Visa Application center.

All steps will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy and passports will be delivered at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre.

Please notice, that visa applications for Iceland will still be represented by the Danish Consulate and applicants will still have to hand in their visa application for Iceland to the Danish Visa Application Center.

Except Denmark Application in Shanghai, Denmark Application Centers in Shenyang, Jinan, Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou still accept applications.

Denmark long term applications are still submitted in Denmark Visa Application Center
22 December 2016: Applications processed in Shanghai Process Time Notice

Due to current increasing applications processed in Shanghai, in most cases the processing time for Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai would be more than 15 days at the moment. Therefore Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai kindly recommends you to hand in visa applications well in advance of your planned date of departure.
08 November 2016: Changes to rules implemented 1 August 2016

The Danish Embassy and the Consulate Generals in China require colour photocopy of the valid passport – but only data page plus pages including visa for USA/UK/Canada/Australia and any Schengen visa including entry/exit stamps (issued in the last 3 years). Thus colour copies of all blank pages of the passport are no longer required. Other supporting documents are still required in colour copies.
31 October 2016: Important Notice:

Visa applicants are warned about taking assistance and consultations from unauthorized agents - especially agents offering such services outside our Visa Application Center entrance.  These services are not supported by our Visa Application Center and no responsibility is taken for any information provided by such agents.
14 September 2016: The representation agreement with the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing has been extended with one more week ending Friday 23 September 2016.

Applicants will have to register their application and pay the visa fee at the Norwegian website:
https://selfservice.udi.no/

Before submitting their application at the Norwegian Visa application centre. The Norwegian Visa Application centre is placed in the same building as the Danish Visa Application center.

All steps will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy and passports will be delivered at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre.

Except Denmark Application in Beijing, Denmark Application Centers in Shenyang, Jinan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou still accept applications.

Denmark long term applications are still submitted in Denmark Visa Application Center.

5 September 2016: Due to technical reasons the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing will represent Denmark in Beijing starting from Monday 05 September to 19 September.

Applicants will have to register their application and pay the visa fee at the Norwegian website:
https://selfservice.udi.no/

Before submitting their application at the Norwegian Visa application centre. The Norwegian Visa Application centre is placed in the same building as the Danish Visa Application center.

All steps will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy and passports will be delivered at the Norwegian Visa Application Centre.

Except Denmark Application in Beijing, Denmark Application Centers in Shenyang, Jinan, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou still accept applications.

Denmark long term applications are still submitted in Denmark Visa Application Center.

9 August 2016: Regarding Processing Time of Denmark Long Term Application

Kindly note that Denmark Long Term applications are processed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. For service goal (processing time), please follow the website: https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/processing_times/siri/ . The service goal is calculated starting from the date the agency receives a fully completed application. An application is considered fully completed if it contains all required information, has been signed correctly, and includes all required documentation. If there is any missing document, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark may require applicant to submit later before processing.
25 July 2016: From 1 August 2016 the Danish Embassy and the Consulate Generals in China require colour photocopy of the valid passport (all pages of the passport) and supporting documents

As of 1 August 2016 the Danish Embassy and the Consulate Generals in China require colour photocopy of the valid passport (all pages of the passport, including blank pages) and supporting documents. If there are any visa for USA/UK/Canada/Australia and any Schengen visa including entry/exit stamps (issued in the last three years) in the old/cancelled passport then colour photocopy of those pages are also required. Please prepare colour copies before submitting your application at the Danish Visa Application Centres.
31 March 2016: Denmark Application Center in Guangzhou Suspend Accepting Finland Short-term Visa Applications

As of April 1, 2016, Denmark Application Center in Guangzhou will not accept applications for Finland short term visa. Regarding information of Finland visa application, please kindly refer to: http://www.vfsglobal.cn/finland/china/.
27 October 2015: Important Notice for Denmark Visa Application Centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing

Kindly note that as per the new requirements from the Royal Danish Embassy, Beijing and the Royal Danish Consulate General, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing, from 26 October, 2015 onwards, all application documents will be scanned to file, hence, please ensure all the application documents you provide are presented in A4 size and printed on One side only. Moreover, please do Not staple any of the documents together. Thank you for your cooperation.
24 August 2015 :Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) on 12 October 2015

As from 12 October 2015 all applicants will be required to provide their biometric data (10 fingerprints and a digital photograph) when applying for a Schengen visa. It is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes.

When applying for the first time, all applicants will have to appear in person at an external service provider. Biometric data, along with the data provided in the Schengen visa application form, will be recorded in the VIS database and stored for five years. Frequent travellers will only have to complete the procedure once within this period, as the fingerprints will be copied from the previous application file in the VIS.

The VIS will contain all Schengen visa applications and the decisions taken by any Schengen State's consulate. This will facilitate visa application procedures and checks at external border of the European Union, as well as enhance security. The recourse to biometric technology will protect visa applicants better against identity theft and prevent false identifications, which in certain cases lead to a refusal of a visa or entry to a person who is entitled to enter. This will also allow to establish more easily the lawful use of previous visas and applicants' travel history (e.g. when applying for a multiple-entry visa).

Exemptions from the fingerprinting requirement are provided for a limited number of applicants, including children under the age of twelve and persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible. Heads of State and members of the national government with members of their official delegation and spouses will also be exempted, if travelling for official purposes.

The implementation of the VIS is part of the gradual worldwide deployment, which began in 2011. On the same day as in China, the VIS will start operating in all Schengen consulates in East Asia.
19 May 2014: Notice: For applicant who has enquiries regarding visa issue date, borrow passport, application withdraw, please click.
18 March 2014: Notice

Visa for Greenland and The Faroe Islands?


Visa applications to Greenland and Faroe Islands should be submitted to a Danish Visa Application Centre.
Other European Embassies cannot grant you a visa for Greenland or The Faroe Islands.
13 July 2013: Notice posted by Denmark Visa Application Centre in Shanghai: This notice is for all Accredited Travel Agencies submitting applications in Shanghai. Effective from Monday the 22 July 2013, ADS group visa applications will be accepted at the Visa Application Centre from 08:00 – 13:00, Monday through Friday.
23 May 2013: When applying at the Visa Application Centre in Chongqing, please expect a handling time of approximately 3 weeks. This handling time is due to shipment of applications to the embassy in Beijing, who process the cases, and back to Chongqing. Applications should be submitted at least one month in advance to ensure a visa before planned departure. For quicker handling, it is recommended to pay the postal fee, when handing in your case at the visa center, so your passport is returned to you directly from Beijing rather than through the visa center in Chongqing.
24 April 2013: Notice posted by Denmark Visa Application Centre in Guangzhou: Applicants should follow the lists of documentation to make sure that all necessary documents are enclosed for obtaining a visa. Please pay attention to any legalized documents required from the lists, as this procedure can take from 2-14 days. Failure to submit documents, which are required for the case processing, within 5 days may lead to a rejection of the case. All missing documents must be forwarded together.
New procedures for residence permits

After May 20 2012 Danish residence permit cards will contain an electronic chip with photo, fingerprints and signature recorded digitally as a security measure.

What does it mean?

1. Applicants must be prepared to have their photo, fingerprints and signature recorded when applying for residence permit
2. Applicants must make colour copies and put the documents in the application package in the proper order before submitting it.
3. If the application is approved by the Danish Immigration Service, the applicant will receive the residence permit and can then travel to Denmark. Here, the applicant must register at the local Municipality Office and within the next weeks the biometric residence card will be forwarded by postal mail to the applicant’s address in Denmark.

Applicants should be aware that there are different procedures at the Danish missions in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, so be sure to read about the procedures on this website and newtodenmark.dk before applying.

If you want more information, please click here.
New Procedure for Individual Tourism Visa Application in Shanghai.

Please note that as from 22 Oct 2012, the applicants who apply for Individual tourism visa in Shanghai would better to get assignment of submission time to prevent inconvenience caused by long waiting lines

Telephone: 021 - 3330 3005
Email address: infosha.dkcn@vfshelpline.com
Between 0800 hrs to 1500 hrs
Monday-Friday

Please including following information when get assignment: Applicant name, Passport number, Contact number, Departure date, Relationship (2 persons and above).
New procedure for residence permit.

Please note that as of 20 May 2011 residence stickers will no longer be issued.

From this date, third-country nationals who require a visa to enter Denmark will be issued a long-stay visa instead, when applying for a residence permit in their country of origin. The visa will allow them to enter Denmark and receive a residence card with a biometric facial photo. After 20 May 2011 residence cards will be the only proof of residence that can be issued.

If you applied for a stay permit before 20 May 2011 but receive your decision after this date, please note that you will receive a personal data card along with the decision, which must be completed and forwarded directly to the Danish Immigration Service. The personal data card is used to create the residence card and it is important that it is filled out according to the instructions in the letter.”
New fees for residence permit cases

This notice is for applicants, who apply for residence permit to work, study, be au pair etc. in Denmark.

From 1 January 2011 onwards, a fee should normally be paid when a foreign national applies for a residence permit, an extension of a residence permit and for a permanent residence permit in the areas of family reunification, studies and work. Furthermore, a fee will normally need to be paid if a person wishes to appeal a decision or request a reopening of a case.

Please note that the fee must be paid directly to the Danish Immigration Service before the application is submitted and is additional to the fees paid to the representation receiving your application and the fee paid to any visa application center.

For further information: www.newtodenmark.dk/fee
Information sheet for holders of a visa issued by Denmark

You (or another person dispatched by you) must always immediately upon delivery of the passport with the visa sticker inserted check that the printed information on the sticker is correct. The Danish Authorities cannot at a later stage be held liable, if a mistake has occurred when printing the visa sticker

How to read your visa sticker
DURATION OF STAY………DAYS indicates the number of days, you can stay in the Schengen area. The days should be counted from the date you enter the Schengen area (the entry stamp) to the date you exit the Schengen area (the exit stamp), i.e. both days included.
The period of time between “FROM …UNTIL” is usually longer than the number of days printed in the “DURATION OF STAY” field. The difference in period is meant to give you flexibility to plan your entry into and exit from the Schengen area, but your stay in the Schengen area must never exceed the exact number of days in the “DURATION OF STAY …DAYS” field. No matter how many days you have stayed in the Schengen area, you must leave no later than the date printed in the “UNTIL” field.

Travel Medical Insurance (TMI)
Unless otherwise indicated, you should be in possession of a travel medical insurance (with a cover of at least EUR 30,000) when entering the Schengen area. The insurance must be valid during your entire stay in the Schengen countries. If you have multiple entries, your insurance must cover every entry into the Schengen area.

Financial means
When entering and staying in the Schengen area, you must at all times be able to present documentation that you have the necessary means for your stay and for the return trip or that you are able to obtain these means in a legal manner. As a main rule, DKK 500 per day is adequate if you are going to stay in a hotel, and DKK 350 per day is adequate if you are going to stay in a hostel or the like, and the lodgings have not been paid in advance. As regards the return trip, you must be in possession of a valid return ticket or sufficient money to purchase a ticket.
If you are invited by a host or a company in Denmark, it is advisable to bring the invitation form.

Consequences of overstaying and misuse of visa
Misuse of a visa may have severe consequences, as it may result in your being prevented from obtaining a new visa for a period of 3 or 5 years.

a) You will not be eligible for a new visa for a period of 5 years
If you stay in Denmark or another Schengen country for more than one month beyond the period indicated in your visa, without prerequisite permit (unless you can provide documentation that the overstay was due to circumstances beyond your control).
If you are expelled from Denmark.
If you apply for asylum in Denmark or another Schengen country.

If you submit an application for certain kinds of residence permit in Denmark. (As a main rule, an application for family reunification with a spouse will not result in a penalty period. For further information, please visit www.newtodenmark.dk/misuse

b) You will not be eligible for a new visa for a period of 3 years
If you stay in Denmark or another Schengen country for a maximum of one month beyond the period indicated in your visa, without prerequisite permit (unless you can provide documentation that the overstay was due to circumstances beyond your control).
New rules on Family Unification between spouse
Please notice that there are new rules on Family Unification between spouses, so from 1 July 2011 a new application form (FA1) will be available at www.newtodenmark.dk. The new application form must be used for all applications submitted as from the 1 July 2011.
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