Skip to content

Step 2 - How to apply

In this page, you can find information about how to apply for a Schengen visa or a residence permit. Please read the information carefully as it guides you through the procedures, also if you plan to travel to Denmark with a group or if you are below 18 years (minor) when you submit your application.

How to apply?

Please be aware that the visa application process can take a considerable amount of time and that it is your own responsibility to apply well in advance. You may submit your visa application 3 months before your departure date to Denmark.

All applicants are required to appear in person.

Where to apply?

All applicants are required to make an appointment in order to have the application accepted!

Applications for Schengen visa and residence permits must be submitted at one of the offices below depending on your place of residence:

If your residence is in West Bank, you can apply in Ramallah

The Royal Danish Representative Office
Othman ben Affan St. 48
Tel: +972 2 241 5280 - Fax: +972 2 242 0331
mailto:ramrktvisa@um.dk - http://ramallah.um.dk/en/

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 09.00 - 15.00
Friday 09.00 - 12.00
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

Visa Submission: Tuesday and Thursday 09.00 - 14.00

If your residence is in the Gaza strip, you must to apply in Gaza City

33-1360  Khaled Ben El Walid Street
Tel: + 972 8 2840473 - Fax: + 972 8 2886682
P_AlaaS@vfsglobal.com - http://denmarkvisa-palestinianterritory.com/index.html

Office Hours:
Sunday - Thursday 08.00 - 14.00
Saturday: 08.00-11.00
Friday and Sunday CLOSED

What to bring for the appointment?

Please make sure that you have the necessary supporting documents (please read carefully, print and use this checklist for the visa Schengen applications: Checklist or required documents for Schengen Visa. For the residence permit, please check:  Step 1 – Know your visa / Long stay visa).

Please note that the Danish Representative Office cannot start processing the application before all supporting documents have been received. The application is formally registered on the date you submit your passport with all the relevant supporting documents.

Concerning fees please read more regarding our visa type: Step 1 – Know your visa type. Note that payment is only done in cash (NIS). All fees are non-refundable.

During the appointment (Schengen visa)

If you apply for a visa at the Danish Representative Office in Ramallah

The process is the following:

  • First the consular officer checks all documents received and your application will be registered in the system.
  • If you have not been to Schengen before, the consular officer will scan your fingerprints and take a photo of you. It is a simple and discreet procedure that only takes a few minutes, and the collected data will be stored in a secure central database for almost ten years (visa) or twenty years (permit) - please see more details here: Information on processing of your fingerprints and photograph for the use of identification and verification of identity within the immigration area.
  • To understand the purpose of your intended visit to Denmark, the consular officer will conduct a personal interview with you (and your parents if you are minor).
  • At the end, the consular officer receives the visa fees and you will get a receipt.

If you apply at the Office in Gaza

The Visa Application Center is only responsible for receiving your application, scanning your fingerprints and taking a picture - and giving back your passport after your application has been processed. The Visa Application Center does not have a say on whether your visa will be granted and how long it will take to process your application, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Danish Representative Office in Ramallah.

Processing time

For Schengen visa (short stay)

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 Copenhagen. In these situations, the expected processing time is 30 days but it may take up to 60 days until a decision is made.

For residence permits (long stay visa)

The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration has defined a service goal, which is a maximum processing time of 3 months.
Please follow the link for more details: https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/authorities/agency-retention-recruitment/service-goals/service-goals.htm

For more information

Good practices

Travelling with a group

If you are a member of a group travelling together to Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland or Iceland, it is important that all members of the group apply on the same day. Before showing up at the Danish Representative Office in Ramallah or the Visa Application Center in Gaza you need to call in order to make an appointment. Each applicant of the group will be received separately by the consular worker.

Minors

If you are under the age of 18, you need to bring your birth certificate, documentation of your parents’ consent as well as copies of both of your parents’  passports or ID cards.

If you are under the age of 18 and if your parents are not travelling with you, your application must be signed by your parent and both parents must appear in person during your application appointment.

All applicants are required to make an appointment in order to have the application accepted.

The Royal Danish Representative Office in Ramallah
Othman ben Affan St. 48
Tel: +972 2 241 5280
ramrktvisa@um.dk

Monday - Thursday 09.00 - 15.00
Friday 09.00 - 12.00
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
Visa Submission:
Tuesday and Thursday 09.00 - 14.00

 

VFS Office in the Gaza strip
33-1360  Khaled Ben El Walid Street
Tel: + 972 8 2840473
P_AlaaS@vfsglobal.com
Sunday - Thursday 08.00 - 14.00
Saturday: 08.00-11.00
Friday and Sunday CLOSED