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If I want to visit one of the countries in the Schengen region, at which Consulate / Representative Office do I apply for a visa?

You must apply at the Consulate/Representative Office of the country you are intending to visit. If you are planning to visit several countries, you need to apply at the Consulate/Representative office of the country where you intend to stay longest. If the period of stay is equal, then you have to apply at the Consulate/ Representative Office of the country of first entry.

Can I just show up at the Danish Representative Office in Ramallah and apply for a visa right away?

No. Applications must be submitted at the VSF Visa Application Center in Ramallah if you live in the West Bank or at the VFS Visa Application Center in Gaza City if you live in Gaza. For the office in Gaza, you need an appointment: To book an appointment at the Visa Application Centre please click here


VFS Ramallah

Address: Ground Floor, Madar Building, Al Kawthar Street, Al Balou, Ramallah, Palestine


Helpline number +972 2 294 5414: 08:30 to 16:00 (Sunday - Thursday)
08:30 to 12:00 (Saturday)

Submission: 08:30 to 12:30 (Sunday - Thursday); 08:30 to 10:00 (Saturday)

Collection: 08:30 to 16:00 (Sunday - Thursday); 08:30 to 12:00 (Saturday)


VSF Gaza

Address: 33/1360 Khaled Ben El Walid St. Gaza Strip, Palestine (parking space available)


Helpline number +970 8 2821357: 09:00 to 15:00 (Sunday - Thursday); 09:00 to 12:00 (Saturday)

Submission: 09:00 to 12:00 (Sunday - Thursday); 09:00 to 10:30 (Saturday)

Collection: 09:00 to 15:00(Sunday - Thursday); 09:00 to 12:00 (Saturday)

Where are the visa application offices located?

In Ramallah  

Ground Floor, Madar Building, Al Kawthar Street, Al Balou, Ramallah

In Gaza City

33/1360 Khaled Ben El Walid St. Gaza Strip (parking space available)

Do I have to apply personally?

Applications should be submitted by an applicant in person.

Can my passport be collected by someone else?

A passport can be collected either by the applicant in person or through an authorized representative in possession of a letter of authorization.

Can I live in Denmark having a short term visa?

No. A short term visa enables you to stay in Denmark for the period of its validity only and it does not enable you to take up employment or establish a business, trade or profession.

Do I need to have a medical insurance?

Yes. A medical insurance is needed in order to apply for a visa.

You have to bring a proof of insurance policy covering all Schengen countries for the duration of the visa with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000 for unforeseen expenditures. These include urgent medical treatment or other emergencies and the transportation cost to return home in case of a serious illness. IMPORTANT: The insurance must not exclude COVID19-related illnesses.

The insurance companies that are recognized by the EU are:

  • Ahliea Insurance Group – AIG
  • Al-Takaful Palestinian Insurance Co.
  • Global United Insurance Company
  • Trust International Insurance Company – Palestine
  • National Insurance Company – NIC
  • Al Mashreq Insurance Company
  • Tamkeen Insurance 

Exemptions: some occupational groups may be exempt from the insurance requirement if they already hold the appropriate insurance in connection with their work. Others exempted from the medical insurance requirement are those who:

  • Possess a diplomatic passport
  • Apply for an airport transit visa
  • Are relatives of an EU/Swiss citizen, i.e. his/her husband or wife, registered partner, common law spouse, children under 21 years of age, older children who are financially dependent on their parents, parents who are financially dependent on their children in the Schengen country of destination.

Remember to bring your insurance certificate with you during your travel. Lack hereof can lead to rejection at the border.

If my visa application is refused, should I wait for some time before applying for a visa again?

No. However, the Danish Representative Office recommends that you reapply only if you think that the circumstances that could have caused the refusal have changed.
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Opening hours

The Visa Application Center in the West Bank (VFS Ramallah)
Ground Floor, Mandar Building, Al Kawthar Street, Al Balou, Ramallah
Helpline: +972 294 5414
Office hours:
08.30 - 12.30 (Sunday - Thursday)
08.30 - 10.00 (Saturday)



Visa Application Center in the Gaza Strip (VFS Gaza)
33/1360 Khaled Ben El Walid St. the Gaza Strip
Helpline: +970 8 2821357
Office hours:
09.00 - 12.00 (Sunday - Thursday)
09.00 - 10.30 (Saturday)