Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for the Immigration Service’ users
This page will continuously be updated with relevant information about the consequences of the COVID-19 situation for the Immigration Service’ users. Because almost all restrictions etc. are cancelled and the situation is back to normal in most areas the information on this page is limited to concern the few areas of the Immigration Service that is still affected by COVID-19.
You can have your biometric features recorded at the Immigration Service’s Citizen Service, if you book an appointment in advance. Read more about how to book an appointment and visit the Citizen Service
Remember face mask. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, requirement of face mask or visor has been implemented in citizen service centers. This means that you must wear a face mask or visor if you are over 12 years of age and you enter the Immigration Service’s Citizen Service.
If you need to submit an application and/or have your biometric features recorded abroad, please note that you must check the website of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Where to apply for information as to where you may submit your biometric features. Please note that for many locations you must present yourself in person at a Visa Outsourcing Centre (VFS) and that you must book an appointment before you show up.
The deadline for when you have to appear in person to have your biometric features recorded is extended to 4 weeks from submitting an application. The extension applies even though the guidance may state a 14 days deadline in the application forms etc.
You must ensure that you book an appointment to get your biometric features recorded within the deadline. You will not get a new message or a reminder that you have to get your biometric features recorded.
Persones, who travel to Denmark from the EU or Schengen region and who are fully vaccinated, previously infected, or hold a negative COVID-19-test, can enter Denmark without restrictions. If you cannot document that you are fully vaccinated, previously infected, or have a negative COVID-19-test, it is a requirement that you are tested no later than 24 hours after the entry into Denmark.
The requirement applies to all who travel to Denmark from the EU or Schengen region; including persons with Danish citizenship and residence in Denmark.
Fully vaccinated persons, who are entering from OECD countries, countries on the EU’s positive list that Denmark has opened up for, and countries who gradually join the EU COVID pass system, can enter Denmark without requirements for testing or isolation.
Non-vaccinated persons, who travel in from countries on the EU’s positive list that Denmark has opened up for, are required to take a COVID-19 test after entry.
Persons, who travel to Denmark from other countries than those mentioned above require testing and isolation after entry.
With cruise ship tourism, a COVID pass is required before boarding, along with testing before disembarking, in case there is a breakout on the ship.
The Danish Immigration Service now set the departure deadlines in accordance with the ordinary rules regarding this in residence cases (cases of family reunification, residence permit as religious worker and residence permit based on previous Danish citizenship, Danish heritage or affiliation with Danish minority). However, at the moment departure deadlines are normally not set for a shorter period than 1 month.
This applies to deadlines for departure set in relation to the rejection of applications for residence permit, refusal of applications for residence permit, refusal of extension of residence permits and revocation of residence permits.
From 25 October 2021, short stay visa application will be processed in accordance with the normal rules for granting a short stay visa to Denmark.
Other requirements for the entry to Denmark may apply.
It is possible to submit an application for short stay visa to a diplomatic mission abroad that process application for short stay visa to Denmark.
Due to COVID-19 however there may be restrictions related to where and how you submit a short stay visa application to Denmark.