A visa allows you to stay a maximum of 90 days per 6 months
in Denmark and is normally valid for the entire Schengen region
The counting of the 90 days per 6 months must include stays in all Schengen countries, unless you have stayed in another Schengen country on the basis of a residence permit or long-stay visa (D visa).
If the visa has been issued for several entries of 90 days with a validity of between one and five years, the validity of the permitted stay is always 90 days per six months.
If you are a citizen of a country with no visa requirement
to enter Denmark, you can also stay in the Schengen region for a maximum of 90 days per 6 months.
The 90 days may be spread across one or more visits, depending on the number of entries you have been granted.
A visa i granted in the form of a visa sticker which is placed in your passport. The visa sticker indicates a period of validity
which typically is longer than the number of days granted. This gives you some flexibility with regards to when the visa is used. In other words, you cannot necessarily stay in Denmark for the entire period of validity.
The Immigration Service recommends that you use a calender to count days from the date of entry until you reach the number of days you have been granted. Both the entire entry day and the entire exit day count, regardless of the time of day you enter or exit the country, as days are counted from midnight to midnight. Both the day of entry and the day of exit must fall within the period of validity. It is always your own responsibility to be aware how long you are allowed to stay in Denmark.
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.
How is the six month period calculated?
The six month period is calculated from the date of first enty into the Schengen region. The date of first entry is:
- the date on which you entered the Schengen region for the first time, and subsequently
- the date of any subsequent entry into the Schengen region which takes place after the expiration of a six-month period.
This means that if you arrive for the first time in Denmark or another Schengen country on 1 February 2010, you can stay in the Schengen region for a period of three months (90 days) within the six-month period which ends on 31 July 2010.
If you return again on 1 October 2010 – i.e. more than six months after your very first entry into the Schengen region – this date will constitute a new 'date of first entry'. Therefore, 1 October 2010 constitutes the beginning of a new six-month period during which you can stay in the Schengen region for a period of up to three months.
If you arrive again on 1 June 2011, it will be this date which constitutes the next 'date of first entry', and so on.
If you are holding a multiple entry visa valid for more than six months you can submit an application for a new visa before the current visa expires. If your new visa is issued and its validity period begins concurrently with the current visa’s expiry, you are permitted to remain in Denmark after the first visa expires, provided all conditions for both visas are met, including the regulation limiting the total length of stay within the Schengen area to a maximum of 90 consecutive days and 90 days per six months.
If you have been staying in another Schengen country with a residence permit or on a long term visa limited to another Schengen country (D visa), this stay is not included in the 90 days per six months that you can stay in Denmark on a visa or on a visa free stay.
Residence permits issued by another Schengen country
If you have been granted certain types of residence or re-entry permits in another Schengen country, you do not need a visa to enter Denmark. Read more about residence permits issued by another Schengen country.