Persons with a valid natinality passport and valid permission to stay in a Schengen country or a valid Schengen-visa does not need a visa for other Schengen countries. You can travel as a tourist for up to 3 months within a 6 month period.
Those with tourist visas, which only applies to Iceland, must count on a one-month turn around for visa to Denmark.
Faroe Islands and Greenland are not included in Schnegne. Nationalities who need visas for entry to the Schengen countries can get a tourist visa to Faroe Islands and Greenland at the embassy. Turn around time is within a day. For more information, please visit Udenrigsministeriet.
Remember to check if your passport is valid in good time before departure and that you have the required visa to enter the destinated country.
On August 1st 2006 new biometric passports were introduced in Denmark. The biometric passports have, on the page with personal data, an electronic chip embedded. The electronic chip is stored with a copy of the passport picture and reading lines from the page with personal data.
Last time Denmark got new e-passport was on October 1st 2004.
The existing passports are replaced regularly, which means that one must first have the new passport when the old expires. To replace your passport you need to contact the local authorities. See more on Politiets hjemmeside.
Please notice that the regulations for the new biometric passports are more strict regarding the passport picture.
The picture must not be older than 6 months. It must reflect reality, it should show the head and the top of the shoulders, it must be taken from the and the mouth has to be closed, and it should be suitable for scanning. The format is 35 mm x 45 mm and the head must measure between 30-36 mm from chin to the top of the hair. The rules also apply to children.
After October 1st 2004 all children need to have their own passports. Children admitted before that date can still travel with the passport holder until the passport expires. Note in this context that some countries already require that children have their own passports. For further information please contact the embassy/representation of your travel destination.
The passport rules are made by the Ministry of Justice and administrated by the local autorities. For more information, please see the Police's homepage.
Check in good time before you depart that your passport is valid (Note: Some countries require that passports are valid 6 months beyond the duration) and that there are blank pages for any border stamps. Please note that passports must be carried on trips to Schnegen countries even though the border between those countries are lifted. When traveling to the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finlan and Iceland) wich are participating in the Schengen cooperation, it is not necessary to be able to legitimize yourself with a passport. However, one should carry some form of picture ID, eg. driverlicense. Also remember to check whether a visa is required to enter your destination. For more information, please see the homepage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Visa regulation
If you are planning at trip outside the EU or the Nordic countries, it is a good idea to check if the countries your plan to visit require a visa of Danish nationals.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has compiled a list of other countries' visa rules for Danish citizens. For more information, please see the homepage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.