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Visa
Visa for visiting Denmark or Iceland
In order to travel to Denmark or Iceland, Ethiopian citizens need a Schengen visa which gives permission to travel in and around any of the Schengen countries for a shorter period of time.
 
A Schengen visa can be granted for a maximum of 90 days within a 6 month period.
 
When do I apply?
The Embassy recommends that you apply as early as possible but not more than 3 months before the planned departure time. Upon reception of a complete application, the process according to the Schengen Visa Codex rules must not exceed 15 calendar days. However, many applications require prior consultation from other Schengen partners or may have to be referred to the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen. This may take several weeks and in some cases up to 12 weeks.  If not all the Schengen-requirements have been met; processing time on individual applications can differ from the abovementioned. Bona Fide visas can be made on a shorter notice. For more exact information on processing time please refer to the Danish Immigration Services web site: www.newtodenmark.dk: Visa processing time.

Where do I apply?
The applicant applies to the country, which is the main destination of the trip. If a number of Schengen countries are to be visited, application should be submitted to the country where the applicant will spend most time.

Validity of the Schengen-visa
A Schengen-visa can only be issued for a total of 90 days; should you need to stay in Denmark for a longer period, you must apply for a residence permit. A Schengen visa does not allow the applicant to take up employment, establish a business, trade or profession. However, during visits of less than 3 months you may carry out certain work-related activities without holding a work permit. More information is available on the website of the Danish Immigration Service, www.newtodenmark.dk.
The issue of Schengen visas is discretionary and depends on the examination of each individual case, including purpose of visit and intention to return.
Please note that you must travel within 3 months from the date of issue of the visa.

Insurance
A medical insurance is compulsory for visitors to Denmark and other Schengen states. The insurance must cover at least 30 000 Euro and include costs for medical treatment, hospitalization and repatriation due to injury or medical reasons. The insurance must be valid in all Schengen states and cover the total length of the visit.

The reimbursement from the insurance company must be payable in any EU-country, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. The insurance certificate must be shown when the application is submitted. Please note that you have to bring your travel insurance with you when travelling due to inspections of relevant documents at the border control when entering the Schengen area.

The Embassy accepts Schengen Travel and medical Insurance from the following local companies: NIB Insurance Company, Awash insurance company, Ethiopian Insurance Corporation, Nile Insurance Company, Africa Insurance, Global Insurance, Lion Insurance, Nyala Insurance, Oromia insurance, United Insurance.

Visa fee              

The fee is 60 Euro to be paid in equivalence to ETB.

Misuse of visa
If you remain in Denmark after your visa expires or if you try to use your visa stay to obtain a long-term or permanent residence permit you can be given a penalty period for a period of three to five years. During this period you will be unable to obtain a Schengen visa to enter Denmark.
For more information, please refer to: Misuse of a visa.

Forms
Before applying the Embassy recommends all applicants to carefully read the Application Form Guide.

All application forms can be found on the Danish Immigration Service website. You can download application forms by clicking below.
http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/forms/

Visit to family and friends:
The following documentation is required to be submitted to the Embassy on the day of handing in the application:
• Completed application form in block letters, signed by the applicant.
• Signed invitation form, completed by the Host. Invitation form found on www.newtodenmark.dk.
• Two recent passport sized photograph 3.5 cm width and 4.5 cm height in colour, white background, mouth closed, name and signature on the back. The head must measure between 30-36 mm from top of the head to the chin and the upper part of the shoulders should be visible.
• Current national passport valid for at least three months after the return from the Schengen state together with a photocopy of the biometric data page(s) (id-page + previous visas).
• Previous passports, if any.
• Documentation on the occupational situation of the host/inviter.
• Id/passport/residence permit copy of referent/host.
• Proof of economic and social ties with your country:
o Evidence of your social ties:
 Civil Marriage certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Birth certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 If student, original school reports and official leave letter from University or school.
o If employed:
 Tax pay slips of the last three months.
 Employment letter stating date of employment, position, salary, authorized leave of absence terms and monthly income.
 Bank statements of the last three months.
o If self-employed:
 Business papers verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Bank statements of the last three-month.
• An International Health Insurance valid for all Schengen States for the duration of your stay plus additional two weeks of grace period.
• Flight booking/reservation. If visa is granted confirmed ticket in original.
• Application  fee 1400 ETB.
The embassy has the right to ask for additional documents, other than the above mentioned, if necessary.

Important information:  Please note that all documents are required at the same time unless other is mentioned or it may cause delay in the process. 
The Embassy might ask for other additional documents, other than the above mentioned if necessary. Please apply in good time before intended date of travel (three weeks prior to departure). If the application is forwarded to the Immigrations Service the consideration may take up to twelve weeks. Please note that a stamp stating place and date of application will be applied to your passport when submitting the visa application.

Business visit:
The following documentation is required to be submitted to the Embassy on the day of handing in the application:
• Completed application form in block letters, signed by the applicant.
• Two recent passport sized photograph 3.5 cm width and 4.5 cm height in colour with a white background with your name and signature on the back. The height from your chin to the top of your head should be 3 cm -3.5 cm.
• Current national passport valid for at least three months after the return from the Schengen state together with a photocopy of the biometric data page(s) (id-page + previous visas).
• Previous passports, if any.
• Invitation filled in by the host in Denmark. Form can be found on:  www.newtodenmark.dk.
• License verified by the Ethiopian ministry of foreign affairs.
• Bank statement of the last three months of the / employer/ company.
• Letter from employer stating date of employment, position and salary.
• Evidence of sufficient financial means to cover travel expenses and expenses during the stay in the Schengen state.
• Documentation of necessary language skills.
• Down payment vouchers ( pay slips) if any.
• Proof of social ties with your home country:
 Marriage certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Birth certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 official leave letter from University or school (if applicable).
• Educational back ground documents ( subject for verification).
• Hotel reservation.
• An International Health Insurance valid for all Schengen States for the duration of your stay plus additional two weeks of grace period .
• Proof of return ticket/confirmed itinerary.
• 1400 ETB visa fee.
The embassy has the right to ask for additional documents, other than the above mentioned, if necessary.

Important information:  Please note that all documents are required at the same time unless other is mentioned or it may cause delay in the process. 
The Embassy might ask for other additional documents, other than the above mentioned if necessary. Please apply in good time before intended date of travel (three weeks prior to departure). If the application is forwarded to the Immigrations Service the consideration may take up to twelve weeks. Please note that a stamp stating place and date of application will be applied to your passport when submitting the visa application.
If visa is granted Schengen travel and health insurance and confirmed ticket will be requested.

Tourist visit:
The following documentation is required to be submitted to the Embassy on the day of handing in the application:

• Completed application form in block letters, signed by the applicant.
• Two recent passport sized photograph 3.5 cm width and 4.5 cm height in colour with a white background with your name and signature on the back. The height from your chin to the top of your head should be 3 cm -3.5 cm.
• Current national passport valid for at least three months after the return from the Schengen state together with a photocopy of the biometric data page(s) (id-page + previous visas).
• Previous passports, if any.
• Evidence of sufficient financial means to cover travel expenses and expenses during the stay in the Schengen state.
• Proof of economic and social ties with your country:
 Marriage certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Birth certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 If student: original school reports  and official leave letter from university or school.
o If employed:
 Letter from employer stating date of employment, salary, position with authorizing leave of absence.
 Tax pay slips of the last three months.
 Evidence of sufficient financial means to cover travel expenses and expenses during the stay in the Schengen state, e.g. bank statements of the last three months.
o If self-employed:
 Business papers verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Evidence of sufficient financial means to cover travel expenses and expenses during the stay in the Schengen state, e.g. bank statements of the last three months.
• Hotel reservation.
• Invitation from reference, if any.
• An International Health Insurance valid for all Schengen States for the duration of your stay plus additional two weeks of grace period.
• Flight booking/reservation. If visa is granted confirmed ticket.
• Application fee 1400birr.                                                      
    
The embassy has the right to ask for additional documents, other than the above mentioned, if necessary.

Important information:  Please note that all documents are required at the same time unless other is mentioned or it may cause delay in the process. 
The Embassy might ask for other additional documents, other than the above mentioned if necessary. Please apply in good time before intended date of travel (three weeks prior to departure). If the application is forwarded to the Immigrations Service the consideration may take up to twelve weeks. Please note that a stamp stating place and date of application will be applied to your passport when submitting the visa application.
If visa is granted Schengen travel and health insurance and confirmed ticket will be requested.

Sports related visit:
The following documentation is required to be submitted to the Embassy on the day of handing in the application:

• Invitation from the person/organization who is responsible for the arrangement, Invitation form found on www.newtodenmark.dk.
• Documentation that the applicant is a professional sportsman or sportswoman or documentation of skills.
• Documentation that the applicant is a member of a sports club.
• Documentation that the applicant represents or is well known by the national/local sports union.
• Documentation that the national sports union of the applicant’s home country is a member of the international sports associations, e.g ISAF, FIFA or UEFA.
• Documentation that the event has been arranged or supported by Danish authorities, Danish or international sports organizations.
• Documentation that the participation fee is paid and covering of travel expenses.
• Documentation of financial means during the stay.
• Proof of economic and social ties with your home country:
o Evidence of your social ties:
  Marriage certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Birth certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 official leave letter from university or school (if applicable).
o If employed:
 Letter from employer stating date of employment, salary, position with authorizing leave of absence.
 Tax pay slips of the last three months.
 Bank statements of the last three months.
• Educational background documents (subject for verification).
• An International Health Insurance valid for all Schengen States for the duration of your stay plus additional two weeks of grace period.
• Flight booking/reservation; If the visa is granted confirmed itinerary / return ticket.
• Application  fee 1400 ETB.

The Embassy has the right to ask for other additional documents, other than the above mentioned, if necessary.

Important information: Please note that all documents are required at the same time unless other is mentioned or it may cause delay in the process. 
The Embassy might ask for other additional documents, other than the above mentioned if necessary. Please apply in good time before intended date of travel (three weeks prior to departure). If the application is forwarded to the Immigrations Service the consideration may take up to twelve weeks. Please note that a stamp stating place and date of application will be applied to your passport when submitting the visa application.
If visa is granted Schengen travel and health insurance and confirmed ticket will be requested.

Visit related to a cultural event/conference/meeting:
The following documentation is required to be submitted to the Embassy on the day of handing in the application:

Completed application form in block letters, signed by the applicant.
• Two recent passport sized photograph 3.5 cm width and 4.5 cm height in colour, mouth closed, white background with your name and signature on the back. The height from your chin to the top of your head should be 3 cm -3.5 cm.
• Current national passport valid for at least three months after the return from the Schengen state together with a photocopy of the biometric data page(s) (id-page + previous visas).
• Previous passports, if any.
• Invitation form VU1 filed and signed by the host. Form can be found on: www.newtodenmark.dk.
• Hotel reservation.
• Proof of economic and social ties with Ethiopia:
o Evidence of your social ties:
 Marriage certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Birth certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 official leave letter from university or school (if applicable).
o If employed:
 Letter from employer stating date of employment, salary, position with authorizing leave of absence.
 Tax pay slips of the last three months.
 Employment letter stating terms and monthly income.
 Documentation for financial means during the stay and covering of travel expenses e.g. Bank statements of the last three months.
o If self-employed:
 Business papers verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Documentation for financial means during the stay and covering of travel expenses e.g. Bank statements of the last three months.
• Pay slips/proof of participation fee, if any.
• Documentation of who is arranging the event with full physical address, tel. and fax number.
• Documentation of educational back ground justifying the participation (subject for verification).
• Flight booking/reservation. If visa is granted confirmed ticket.
• An International Health Insurance valid for all Schengen States for the duration of your stay plus additional two weeks of grace period.
• 1400Birr for application fee.

The embassy has the right to ask for additional documents, other than the above mentioned, if necessary.

Important information:  Please note that all documents are required at the same time unless other is mentioned or it may cause delay in the process. 
The Embassy might ask for other additional documents, other than the above mentioned if necessary.  Please apply in good time before intended date of travel (three weeks prior to departure). If the application is forwarded to the Immigrations Service the consideration may take up to twelve weeks. Please note that a stamp stating place and date of application will be applied to your passport when submitting the visa application.
If visa is granted Schengen travel and health insurance and confirmed ticket will be requested.

Visits to and/or from religious societies:
• Completed application form in block letters, signed by the applicant
• Invitation form VU1 filed and signed by the host. Form can be found on: www.newtodenmark.dk.
• Two recent passport sized photograph 3.5 cm width and 4.5 cm height in colour with a white background with your name and signature on the back. The head must measure between 30-36 mm from top of the head to the chin and the upper part of the shoulders should be visible.
• Current national passport valid for at least three months after the return from the Schengen state together with a photocopy of the biometric data page(s) (id-page + previous visas).
• Previous passports, if any.
• Evidence of sufficient financial means to cover travel expenses and expenses during the stay in the Schengen state.
• Proof of economic and social ties with your home country:
o Evidence of your social ties:
 Marriage certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Birth certificate verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Educational background documents (subject for verification).
 If student original school reports and official leave letter from University or school.
o If employed:
 Letter from employer stating date of employment, salary, position with authorizing leave of absence.
 Tax pay slips of the last three months.
 Employment letter stating terms and monthly income.
 Evidence of sufficient financial means to cover travel expenses and expenses during the stay in the Schengen state, e.g. Bank statements of the last three months.
o If self-employed:
 Business papers verified by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Evidence of sufficient financial means to cover travel expenses and expenses. during the stay in the Schengen state, e.g. Bank statements of the last three months
• Id/passport/residence permit copy of referent/host.
• An International Health Insurance valid for all Schengen States for the duration of your stay plus additional two weeks of grace period.
• Flight booking/reservation. If visa is granted confirmed ticket.
• Application  fee 1400 ETB.
 
The embassy has the right to ask for additional documents, other than the above mentioned, if necessary.
 
Important information:  Please note that all documents are required at the same time unless other is mentioned or it may cause delay in the process. 
The Embassy might ask for other additional documents, other than the above mentioned if necessary. Please apply in good time before intended date of travel (three weeks prior to departure). If the application is forwarded to the Immigrations Service the consideration may take up to twelve weeks. Please note that a stamp stating place and date of application will be applied to your passport when submitting the visa application.
If visa is granted Schengen travel and health insurance and confirmed ticket will be requested.

Adoption

The Embassy requests all matters regarding adoption to be handled through the local licensed adoption agencies. The processing time for residence permits in connection with adoption is 5 working days.

Contact

Visa/Consular section

Embassy of Denmark

 

Telephone Numbers:

+251 (0)116 174 970 (only available during telephone hours)

+251 (0)116 174 949

+251 (0)911 255 587

 

Telefax:

+251 (0)116 187 057

 

Email: addamb@um.dk

 

Opening Hours

Monday 10.00 - 11.30

Tuesday to Thursday: 09.00 - 11.30

Telephone Hours for the Visa/Consular Section

Monday 10.00 - 12.00

Thursday 14.00 - 16.00