What is the Red Carpet Program?
The Red Carpet Program introduces simplified procedures for obtaining Danish Schengen visas for applicants who travel regularly to Denmark for business purposes. The aim is to assist non Danish companies, organisations, NGO’s etc. that have business relations with a Danish company or organisation.*
The Red Carpet Program is open to private and public companies or organisations abroad provided they meet the requirements mentioned on the local Danish embassy’s website. The accreditation of a company or organization must have taken place before an employee/associate can benefit from the Red Carpet Program.
* Prior approval for Danish companies located in Denmark and other Danish organisations wishing to host foreign visitors who require a visa to Denmark please visit Danish Immigration Services web site.
Who can be enrolled in the Red Carpet Program?
The following are examples of entities that may be offered an accreditation:*
• Well-established local subsidiaries of Danish companies
• Well-established local companies with a subsidiary in Denmark
• Companies that regularly sends employees to Denmark
• A local company with an exclusive partnership with a Danish company
• A local company whose employees need to travel frequently to Denmark for business
• Local companies with an interest in investing in Denmark
• Local institutions (NGO’s, travel agencies etc.) which cooperate closely with similar Danish institutions
* The Danish Mission alone decides whether or not a company qualifies.
What does the Red Carpet Program offer?
The RCP offers the following benefits for applicants that are included in the program:
• Decision within three working days.*
• Reduced documentation requirements**
• No need to apply in person.
• No need for appointment.
• Multiple entry visas (minimum one year).
* Citizens of certain countries or categories of certain citizens are subject to prior consultation in one or more Schengen countries before a visa may be issued. The processing time in these cases will usually be 10-12 days
** More documentation may always be required if needed for the case processing
Note: Applicants without an agreement will still be processed within 15 days.
How to be accredited?
The accreditation approval is handled and decided by the local Danish Mission. The local Mission will hand out an agreement form to be filled out by the company.
The company/organisation must inform of the following:
- Contact information, address, web etc.
- Point of contact
- Registration no.
- Date of establishment
- Number of employees
- Corporate form/legal structure
- Annual report available (Yes/No)
- Turnover (the last two years) Business partner in Denmark
Business partner in Denmark
- Contact information, address, web etc.
- Point of contact:
- Description of partnership
- Duration of business relation
- The business partner in Denmark must forward a confirmation letter to the Danish Mission.
Each applicant must bring all the documents requested. Please read carefully, print and use one of these checklists listing documents needed to apply for a Schengen visa (business visit) for Denmark:
All required and supporting documentation should be translated into English.
Remember to bring your passport for the actual visa.
Join one passport size photo (35x45mm) to the application form. Do not glue or staple the photo to the application, just join the photo to the application form.
Please note that Denmark do not recognise series T of the Jordanian ordinary passport.
Most applications for a Schengen visa will be processed and decided by the Danish Representative Office in Ramallah and will usually take a minimum of 10-12 days. All applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days of the date of the lodging of an application which is admissible.
In some cases the application must be referred to the Danish Immigration Service in Denmark. In these situations, the maximum processing time is 30 days. Immigration authorities are quite exceptionally permitted to take up to 60 days to issue a decision in particularly complicated cases that require further documentation.
Consular fees are based on the ‘Executive Order on Payment for Services’ provided by the Danish Foreign Service.
The applicable visa fee in NIS is as per the current exchange rate. The fee is subject to change without notice.
- Schengen Visa: 240 NIS (60 euros)
Note that payment is only done in cash (NIS). The above fees are non-refundable.
Exemption of Visa Fee for holders of Palestinian diplomatic passport:
- For private visit: please be aware that if you are traveling for private purposes, then your application will be considered as a regular application and not a VIP. Fees and all requirements should be delivered.
- For official visit: please be aware that if you are travelling for official purposes, then you need to have a formal letter from the Palestinian Protocol, then your application will considered as VIP so no fees neither requirements.
Schengen visa application form:
VU1 form - Invitation for business visa, to print: