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Visa - General Information

As of 1 September 2019, visa applications for Denmark and Iceland are to be submitted at the Visa Application Center.

The Embassy has opened a Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Tel Aviv on 1 September, 2019. All future visa applications for travel to Denmark and Iceland have to be submitted at the Visa Application Centre.

The Visa Application Centre is situated at:

- 47th Floor, Midtown Commerce, 144 Menachem Begin, Tel-Aviv, Israel


All questions concerning visa applications should be directed to the VAC at +972-747-555-456 or


You can find more information about the VAC and the application procedure here: 

Please go here to book an appointment at the VAC.

1. Go to the linked website
2. Log in with your credentials (or register as a new user)
3. Complete the appointment booking process
4. You will receive an appointment confirmation e-mail with your Appointment Letter attached as a PDF.

You must still prepare for your visa application by reading the section below about the requirements.



What does a visa entitle you to?

A visa normally grants you the right to stay in the entire Schengen region. The Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

A visa grants you the right to spend a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period in the Schengen region.

Applicant’s fingerprints and photo
From May 10th 2012,
applicants need to appear in person for the collection of the biometric data: ten fingerprints and a photograph are collected from persons applying for a visa.

Before the recording of the photo applicants may be asked to remove glasses or adjust head coverings if they hide facial features. Certain categories of applicants are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints, including:

- Children under the age of 12
- Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible
- Heads of State and members of national governments, and members of their official delegations when invited for an official purpose.

The introduction of biometric data is part of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS). For more information about VIS, fingerprints, data protection and legal background, please see Visa Information System (VIS)

Information on processing of your fingerprints and photograph for the use of identification and verification of identity within the immigration area

Information regarding the visa sticker

You are responsible for ensuring that the information in the issued sticker is correct. When you receive your sticker, please verify it immediately.

If the sticker contains inaccurate details, inform the Danish Mission or the ESP immediately in order to have it corrected. The Danish Mission will correct the mistake and issue a new sticker without demanding an extra fee.

Applicants should check that all details on the sticker are correct (e.g. name, validity dates, passport number etc.).

In general, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet foreign entry requirements and that your travel documents, such as passports and visas (transit, business, tourist, and otherwise), are in order and any other foreign entry requirements are met.

The Danish Mission is not liable for expenses related to e.g. change of flight ticket, new flight ticket, hotel etc. due to inaccurate details in the issued sticker.

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

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.
◾Mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry. Holders of visa are requested to present proof that they fulfil the entry conditions at the external border.
◾Applicants of certain nationalities are subject to prior Schengen consultation. For more information see the link at the bottom of the page.