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Warning: Please note that the Royal Danish Embassy only cooperates with VFS Global and no other agents or travel agencies. 

Applications for visas for family visits are to be submitted through VFS Global

For an appointment to hand in your application for a family visit, please contact VFS Global to schedule an appointment.
Please note that all applicants, including young children, must appear in person.


If the application form is not duly completed, and/or if the requested documentation is lacking, the application will be rejected, and the applicant has to come back another day. Posted, mailed or faxed applications are not accepted.

For questions and queries:
Helpline: +98 (21) 2675 1377

Required documents:
Family visits and short term visits to Denmark

All supporting documents must be submitted by applicant on date of interview and not sent to the Embassy’s official mail. In addition to the documents mentioned below, depending on the case, the Embassy may require the applicant to hand in more documents.

  • One short stay application form for each applicant, fully completed and signed by the applicant, with one recent colour photo (35x45 mm, close up, straight on) of each applicant. 
  • Original passport, which is valid for a minimum of at least three months after the intended date of departure from the Schengen area; contains two blank pages and has been issued within the previous 10 years, with a photocopy of the identity, companying persons and validity pages as well as original previous visas, if any + a copy (passport must NOT be changed between application and visa issue. This will result in a renewed Schengen consultation and thus a considerable further delay).  
  • Original ID booklet with a photocopy of all pages (shenasnameh).
  • Bank statements for the last 3 months.
  • Original marriage/divorce book, if applicable (in case of visiting husband/wife, original official translation of marriage book + colour copy), wedding photos + copy of entry/exit stamp in reference's passport.
  • Copy of documentation of the applicant’s relationship with the reference in Denmark. 
  • A recent invitation from the reference in Denmark  indicating exact name, address, telephone no., e-mail, CPR or UDL number of the reference, name and address of the applicant, approx. dates of visit and information about coverage of costs. An invitation form may be downloaded here (word). Please bring invitation ID-code in case of online invitation. A printed copy of the invitation letter must be presented at the scheduled interview.
  • Pensioners: proof of receipt of a retirement pension.


Find the required documents for conferences in Denmark here.  

Find the required documents for cultural visits in Denmark here.

Find the required documents for sport visits to Denmark here.


Schengen VISA application:
Proof of sufficient financial means to cover the costs of the stay even if the invitation letter contains an appropriate guarantee.
Clear copy of reference's valid residence card or Danish passport
If reference’s name has been changed, copy of certificate
For applicants working/studying, documentation in English certifying date of employment, position, duration of leave, guarantee of return to job after leave. For retired (pensioner) applicants, original pension ID + copy oflatest pension letter/latest pension slip.

Applicants who have been to Denmark/Schengen before or have received positive/negative reply, must present previous passport or the reply letter from the Embassy.
One envelope with applicant’s address and proper stamp.

Also a travel medical insurance should be taken out and shown at time of application. The insurance must be valid for the Schengen area and Liechtenstein and covering the entire stay. The applicant must present the original policy with a copy.

The insurance policy must have a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000 and must cover:

- Repatriation for medical reasons
- Urgent medical care
- Urgent treatment in a hospital
- In case of death, repatriation of the corpse

The list of Iranian insurance companies accepted by the Embassy can be found via this link.

The original insurance policy must be presented at the port of entry. Lack of a valid Travel Medical Insurance Policy upon arrival may lead to rejection at the border.

Applicant's biometric data (fingerprint and digital photo)
From 2nd October 2012 all visas issued contains biometric data. This means that all applicants must apply in person.
To collect biometric data the applicant may be asked to remove glasses or adjust head coverings if they hide facial features.
Certain categories of applicants are exempted from the biometric requirements:

- Children under the age of 12
- Heads of State and members of national government invited for an official purpose

The introduction of biometric data is part of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS). For further information about VIS, data protection and legal backgrounds please see Visa Information System (VIS) .

The Embassy may request additional documents or information. All additional documents should be either in English or Danish. All applicants are required to appear in person for an interview.

Presentation of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee the applicant a visa. It is not advisable to buy a ticket before visa is granted.

Some applications require the involvement of the Danish Immigration Service. In these cases both handling and decision are made by the Danish Immigration Service. The Embassy will subsequently pass on the decision of the Danish Immigration Service to the applicant. The Embassy has no influence on this process.


Peak Season
The months May, June, and July are very busy each year and considerable waiting time is usual. To avoid disappointment, applicants are advised to book well in advance.


At the time of issuance of visa, the applicant may be required to submit a valid return ticket with a copy.

Checking the issued visa:

It's the responsibility of the applicant to check the issued visa and make sure of it's correctness. The information sheet of how to read the visa can be found here