Please note that from 04.04.2014 visa applications for Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland must be handed in at VFS Schengen Visa Application Centre The Consular Section at the Danish Embassy, Nairobi, handles applications for Schengen visas on behalf of Iceland. Please note that from 06.06.2013 all Schengen States, including Denmark, introduced biometrics in visa (recording of fingerprints and photo). All applicants have to appear in person at the VFS visa application centre, when applying for visa. For further details please see below.
For more information on the visa application process please refer to the general requirements of documentation for Denmark.
It is also possible to apply for visa online
As of 06.06.2013 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.
Certain categories of applicants are exempt from the requirement to give fingerprints, including:
A Schengen visa can be valid for maximum 90 days in every 6 months period and is valid for travel to all the Schengen member states. However, you may be asked to justify your visit to another memberstate than the country who issued your visa.
A visa can be granted with one, two or multiple entries. If you apply for two or multiple entries, this must be justified.
According to the common Visa Code signed by the Schengen member states, the processing time for an admissable visa application must not exceed 15 calendar days. This period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days in cases where additional documentation or scrutiny is needed.
Schengen travel insurance
A Schengen travel medical insurance with minimum coverage of EUR 30,000 must be presented when applying for a visa.
Click here for a list of insurance companies accepted by the Schengen member states in Kenya.
When buying your insurance, please make sure that it is possible to change the dates of coverage or be reimbursed, if your visa application is refused or your travel dates change.
When applying for a Schengen visa you must fill in a Schengen visa application form and ask your Danish reference to fill in a VU1, VU2 or VU3 form, which can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
Visa application form (English)
Visa application form (Danish) Online visa application It is possible to apply for a visa to Denmark or Iceland at the Danish Embassy in Nairobi online.
Please note, however, that all online visa applications have to be submitted at VFS in person to commence the visa processing itself.
Applicants who intend to work and/or stay longer than 90 days (in any six months period) in Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands or Iceland require a work/residence permit and cannot use Visa Self Service Denmark.
Travelling to Greenland or the Faroe Islands Please do the following: 1) When filling out the online application choose Denmark as your main destination 2) When you submit your cover letter to VFS, please inform that your main destination is Greenland or the Faroe Islands.
How to apply online When you fill out the Schengen visa application form online, data is transferred directly to the Danish Embassy in Nairobi. Therefore you do not have to submit a visa application in paper, but you must submit a signed cover letter at VFS. The cover letter can be printed from the website when the application is finished.
You can apply online by clicking here1) Register and log in 2) Start application 3) Fill in the application 4) Check data 5) Select application fee 6) Reserve payment 7) Sign cover letter8) Submit application in person at VFS 9) Check status
Please note the Embassy will only start processing your application, after you have submitted the cover letter and all the required documents at VFS. Log in to Visa Self Service and click on 'Previous applications' to see the status of your application.
Supporting documents When you apply for a visa you need to submit your passport and other documents to VFS before the Embassy can start processing your application. The type of documents required may vary according to purpose of travel and the type of visa applied for.
To shorten processing time it is important that all required documents are submitted.
InvitationWhen applying for a visa, you must in all cases present an invitation from the person or company in Denmark who is inviting you. There are more types of invitation forms e.g. VU1 for business trips, VU2 for visits to family and friends, VU3 for cultural events, courses, sports events, etc.
Invitation form for business visa applications (VU1)
Invitation form to be completed by the host company in Denmark and submitted by the applicant together with the visa application. Note: When the invitation is submitted together with the visa application it will normally not be necessary to obtain further information from the host company, which will shorten the processing time.
Click here for the VU1 visa invitation form (English).
Click here for the VU1 visa invitation form (Danish).
Invitation form for visits to family and friends (VU2)
Invitation form to be completed by the host in Denmark and submitted by the applicant together with the visa application. Note: When the invitation is submitted together with the visa application it will normally not be necessary to obtain further information from the host, which will shorten the processing time.
Click here for the VU2 visa invitation form (English).
Click here for the VU2 visa invitation form (Danish).
Invitation form for cultural events, courses, sports events, etc (VU3)
Click here for the VU3 visa invitation form (English).
Click here for the VU3 visa invitation form (Danish).
IMPORTANTWhen applying please make sure that you bring all relevant documents in original together with one colour copy in A4 format and the application fee/ receipt. It should also be noted that your passport must be valid for the entire visit in Schengen + 3 months (in case of travel documents others than passports, 6 months), and must contain at least 2 blank pages.
You can call the Consular Section Monday-Friday between 8.00-9.00am local timeTel: +254(0)716151222