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Practical information

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Representation agreements suspended

In some countries, Denmark handles visa case processing on behalf of other Schengen countries. However, due to various entry restrictions, the representation agreements have been suspended until further notice - except for applications for Iceland (regarding visas and residence permits), and Norway (regarding residence permits). Please refer to the relevant countries' authorities for more information.

Other countries, likewise, handle Schengen Visa applications for Denmark, for example the Swedish Embassy in Cuba and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Jamaica. These representation agreements have also been suspended, thus applicants from these countries will have to apply for a Schengen Visa to Denmark through the Danish Embassy in Mexico.

Information about representation agreements can be found following this link.

Biometric data

Your fingerprints will be collected at the Visa Application Centre VFS global, when applying for a visa. However, where fingerprints have been collected as part of an earlier application less than 59 months before the date of the new application, you do not have to provide your fingerprints again. You must attach a passport photo which is no older than 6 months prior to application. Biometric data cannot be captured at the Danish Embassy in Mexico, except for biometric data for passports.

For more information on how biometric data is stored, please click here.

Please be aware that some applicants are exempt from supplying biometrics i.e. children under the age of 12, persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible, and Heads of State and members of national governments, as well as members of their official delegations, when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organisations for an official purpose.