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Requirements for Schengen Visa

In visa matters Denmark represents Iceland. Therefore visas for Iceland should be applied for at the Danish Embassy.

It is necessary to make an appointment before handing in your application at the embassy. Please call 03 - 608 5887

The application cannot be submitted earlier than three months before the expected date of arrival in Denmark. It is however recommended to contact the Embassy at least two month prior to you expected travel date.
Personal show by the applicant at the embassy is required together with the following documents;

1. ONE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM
It must be signed by the applicant. ALL questions must be answered (including those marked with an asterisk) - otherwise the application may not be accepted.

2. ONE NEW PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH
A passport photo measuring 35mm x 45mm. The photo should bear a close resemblance to your current appearance and you should be facing the camera directly. The distance from your chin to the top of your head should measure between 30mm and 36mm, and your forehead and hairline should be visible.

4. PASSPORT OR TRAVEL DOCUMENT
The document must have at least two blank pages for the visa sticker. The passport/travel document must be valid for at least 3 months after your visit to Denmark.

5. EVIDENCE OF OCCUPATION/STUDENT STATUS
Employment:
• Original, recent and signed letter from employer confirming vacation/business trip and possibility of returning to work. Salary slips for the last three months must be included. 

Self-employment:
• Original, recent signed letter from a solicitor, accountant or Companies House confirming self-employment status.

Unemployment:
• Social benefit entitlement letter, if applicable. 

Student:
• Original, recent, signed letter from the school, college or university confirming course details.

6. PROOF OF PURPOSE OF VISIT
Visit to family or friends:
Online invitation form to be completed by the host in Denmark or original signed invitation letter submitted by the applicant with the visa application. Invitation stating purpose, accomendation and dates of the visit.

Business/Conferences:
• An invitation form stating purpose of visit and dates has to be completed by the host company in Denmark and submitted by the applicant together with the visa application.

Tourism:
• Confirmed hotel reservation for the entire stay/confirmation of organised tour
If you are planning several visits to other Schengen countries hotel bookings must be produced for ALL visits. Please note that Denmark MUST be the main destination.

7. TRAVEL INSURANCE
Proof that you have travel insurance in English  You must be insured for at least €30,000, covering medical expenses including repatriation. The policy must be valid throughout the Schengen area for the entire visa period. The insurance should be bought in Israel. 

8. EVIDENCE OF SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR THE VISIT
• Original  Bank Statement - showing the three months leading up to the date of application)
(if recent Bank Statement is not available, online printouts or mini statement with original letter from the bank showing the name and account number will be accepted).

Business visits:
If your employer or foreign business partner is covering your expenses the invitation form must confirm this.

9. RESERVATION OF RETURN OR ROUND TICKET (we advise you not to by the ticket before visa has been approved)

Please note that in some cases further documents and guarantees may be required with your application.

An application cannot be accepted if the applicant is not legally in Israel at the time of application.

10. NON-ISRAELI RESIDENTS: Residence and re-entry permit for Israel valid at least three months after your departure from Schengen. 

Processing time:
If possible the Embassy will process the application within 15 days after it  has been considered admissible. In individual cases this period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 or 60 days.

In cases where the Embassy can not issue a visa, the application will be forwarded to the Danish Immigration Service in Denmark for processing.

If your application is missing information or is otherwise incomplete, the diplomatic mission has the right to refuse it. Your application will be rejected if:

  • You do not submit a Schengen application form
  • You do not submit a valid travel document
  • You do not submit a passport photo
  • You do not submit fingerprints 
  • You do not pay the processing fee

If your application is missing other information, the diplomatic mission will accept the application, but you and/or your host in Denmark will be asked to submit the required information. The processing of your application will begin, but the processing time will reflect the fact that it was incomplete at the time of submission.   

Please note: The invitation form contains a list of additional required information. If the invitation form is submitted together with all required documentation, no further information will be necessary in most cases. Submitting a complete application will reduce processing times.

 

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Consular Service
E-mail: tlvambconsular@um.dk