South African passports applying for Danish Schengen Visas: NEW info!

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Latest news on the Schengen visa front is that South Africans can no longer go through visa agencies or travel agencies to apply for Danish Schengen visas. Denmark has jumped on the same bandwagon as the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates with using VFS or Visa Forwarding Service, this is more specifically for those living in Gauteng who would usually have used the Pretoria Embassy for applications.

VFS have long done the UAE’s visas and took over doing the biometric data collection needed for British visas for South Africans, Denmark have now seen it fit to use their services too, to handle visitors to their country.

Those of us still using the Consulates in Durban or Cape Town can continue to do so, but you must appear in person to apply for visas.

You can get info on VFS applications for Gauteng here.

If you want general info on Danish Consulates and Consular services, you can go through the Danish Embassy’s website.

You can get more information on general Schengen Visas though this article.

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Our Readers Comments

  1. Hi,
    I have Shengen visa and intend to visit Faroe Island in the near future, do I require a specific visa for that part of the world as I believe it is administered by the Danish Government.

    • Hi Terence,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      Visitors from countries outside the EU and Schengen area must hold a visa valid for up to three months, or a residence permit. The list of countries requiring visa for entering the Faroe Islands is the same as for Denmark.

      However as we do not specialise in this area (visa related queries) please contact the Danish Embassy direct to get the most up to date information.

      Their contact details are:

      Danish Embassy (Pretoria)
      Telephone No : +27(0) 12 430-9340
      Fax No : +27(0) 12 342-7620
      Street Address : Iparioli Office Park, Block B2 Ground Floor, 1166 Park Street, Hatfield 0028
      Postal Address : P.O. Box 11439, Hatfield 0028
      Website :
      Email Address :

  2. Hi
    Can you give me an estimated amount of what I should have in my bank account when applying for a Schengen visa. I am SA resident and would love to travel in December for 2 weeks at my friends home.

    • Hi Adelene,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      For this you would need to contact the official visa handling agency or Embassy of the country you are applying for a visa.

      They will be able to advise on the amount you need to have per day when visiting.

  3. hi I gate SA passport how can I visit my mom in Sweden

    • Hi There,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      Should you wish to travel to Sweeden you will need to apply for a Schegen visa.

      Please contact the Embassy direct. They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required.

  4. Hey how are you sir our mam I am south Africans citizens i need visit visa for danmark can you tell me how its work thanks you in advance

    • Hi Raja,

      I’m afraid we do not specialize with visa’s. For this you will need to contact the Embassy direct or official visa handling agency.

      They will be able to advise on the cost, correct procedures to follow and what documentation will be required.

  5. if i want to travel in austria . so what type of permit do i need in south african . please can u tell me

    • Hi Robin,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      If you are a South African passport holder and wanting to visit Austria you will need to apply for a Schengen visa. Austria is part of the Schengen state and this visa will allow you entry into the country as a tourist.

  6. hi tell what is the price of visa danmark and tickid

    • Hi Abdirahmaan, thanks for reaching out. The price of a ticket will very much depend on when you travel, but to give you a rough idea, return ticket prices outside of the busy (expensive) seasons like Christmas and the European summer, from Johannesburg to Copenhagen will be from around R7055 including taxes. Click to find and book flights online. This visa will cost around R1190 per person, apply here:

  7. Please leave your comment…hi haw r u.I am passpot is I work in south africa.I get south african work parmit.plz tell me how I want to go europ.

    • Hi Faruk,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      We are a South African based company specializing in people traveling from South Africa abroad who are holding a South African passport.

      I would suggest you contact the countries Embassy you are wanting to visit and they should be able to give you all the details required when applying for a visa.

      Best of Luck!

  8. I want to aply for visia denmark

    • Hi Anwar,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      You welcome to contact the Danish Embassy to schedule an appointment. Their contact details are:

      +27 (0) 12 4253001 between 0800 to 1230 hrs and 1330 to 16:00 hrs (Monday-Friday)

      Or you can contact Rose (Republic of Service Excellence) who specializes in visa and they will be able to assist accordingly.

      Tel: 0100015060

      Best of Luck!

  9. Please I need visit you county.

    • Hi Akram,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      To apply for a South African visitors visa you will need to go to the South African Consulate in your country with all the necessary documentation and completed visa application form and apply for a visitors visa. It is best to contact the Consulate before hand to find out the necessary procedures to follow.

  10. hi i would like to apply for denmark green card visa
    could you please tell me the details and how much fees have to pay…..
    please give me feed back…


    • Hello Kumar, thank you for contacting us! Please advise if you are looking for assistance with a permanent stay Visa for Denmark or for a visitors Visa. We do not assist with Visa applications, but can send you information that is needed. You can contact our agents on 0861 878 278/+2721-468-4300 for assistance with this, Almene

  11. i wanyh to go to germany

  12. i want go in to denmark

  13. Sorry, W require Schwegen Visas. What is the price of a visa. Thanks (4 people)

    • Hi Sonia,

      The cost of a Schengen visa is EUR50 (+/-R600) excluding any service fees. The company organising your cruise should be able to assist with the application. Alternatively you can contact ROSE Visa Services on 08611 8472.

  14. We are going on the QM2 in April from Cape Town to Southhampton. Docking In Walvis Bay,
    Grand Canaria, Madeira and Vigo then to Southampton.

  15. Hi,just to ask about the visa transit at Netherlands !!!for me Aime and my wife Dorothy
    Thank you!

    Rev/Twala-Mosoko Aime
    Stay Bless!

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