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Requirements for Schengen visa


Important: Please print and read the relevant visa checklist (see quick links on right hand side of page) before submitting your application. Your application will not be accepted by the VAC if all the required documents are not submitted.

  1. Visa checklist - The visa checklist must be printed, signed and submitted together with the visa application. 
  2. Your application is subject to approval and submitting the requested documents do not guarantee that your application will be approved.
  3. The Danish Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents for assessing an application and to retain them on file.
  4. The Danish Embassy is the authority who will assess and make the decision on your application. The VAC is not involved in the decision making process.

Please note that
◾Your passport must have at least two blank pages. Passports older than 10 years will not be accepted. Additional booklets are not considered as a new passport.
◾Residents in Singapore must present a residence permit valid for at least 3 months after the intended visit to the Schengen area.

Processing of data in relation to your application

Processing of data, applicant

Processing of data, host

Family members of EU/EEA nationals

You may be entitled to an accelerated visa procedure free of charge (waived visa fee) if you meet the following criteria:

  • you are a family member of an European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) citizen; and
  • that EU/EEA citizen is travelling to or is residing in a member state other than that of which he/she is a citizen; and
  • you are accompanying the EU/EEA citizen or planning to join him/her in the Schengen State of destination.

If you think you are entitled to an accelerated visa procedure you will need to show proof that you meet these criteria when you submit your visa application.

Where to submit your visa application

The Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore has appointed VFS Global to receive visa applications on its behalf. Please book an appointment to submit your application in person at the Joint Visa Application Centre (VAC).  Walk-ins will not be accepted

Joint Visa Application Centre
79 Anson Rd, #15-02
Singapore 079906

Nearest MRT station: Tanjong Pagar station, Exit H

Online appointment: Book appointment

As per 1st of July 2019 you should fill in your visa application and pay the application fee online using ApplyVisa. After you have applied and paid the visa fee online, you must print and sign the cover letter from ApplyVisa and hand in supporting documents as well as supply biometrics in person at the above mentioned VAC.

Phone: +65 62260915, 8.00am to 3.00pm, Monday – Friday excluding public holidays

Opening hours

Application submission: 8.00am to 2.00pm Monday – Friday excluding public holidays

Collection of passports: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Monday – Friday excluding public holidays

Additional information

VAC Service Fee
 In addition to the visa fee, there is a VAC service fee that is payable per application.

Collection of passport
You can collect your passport at the Joint Visa Application Centre or have your passport delivered by paying a courier fee. The fee must be paid when you submit the visa application.

Processing time
15 days from when your application is received by the Danish Embassy. If the Embassy assesses the documents are in order, a decision can be made within a few days**.  If further documentation and/or assessment are/is required, the processing time may take more than 15 days.

** For some nationals, a security check is required and may take up to 10 days for the processing to be completed see Annexe 16

Information on capturing of your fingerprints and facial image

In connection with the submission of your application for a visa to Schengen area in accordance with the rules set out in the Visa Code, your fingerprints and facial image are stored in the Visa Information System (VIS). Your biometric data is stored for ten years in the Danish immigration authorities' register for the purpose of identification and verification of identity in the immigration area. 

Applicants are not required to provide fingerprints within 59 months after having provided fingerprints for a previous application. Capturing new fingerprint within the 59 month period is on a voluntary basis and is intended to ensure that applicants who may live far from the ESP do not have to travel to the External Service Provider (ESP) again if previous fingerprints cannot be used, are missing or are of bad quality. Fingerprints captured will be used for the new application and a new 59 month period begins. Refusing to give your fingerprints again will not have any negative effect for the visa application.

You can submit a photo instead of having the photo recorded at the Joint Visa Application Centre. The photo must be suitable for scanning, be in colour, size of 35mm x 45mm and printed on photo quality paper. Your face must be facing the camera directly and the background must be white. Your eyes must be open and unobscured.

Certain categories of applicants are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints, including:

  • Children under the age of 12
  • Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible .
  • Heads of State and members of national governments with accompanying spouses, members of their official delegations when they are invited for a government or international organisation for an official purpose.
  • Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family when they are invited by a government of international organisation for an official purpose.

The introduction of biometric data is part of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS).