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Requirements for schengen visa

There are several issues, which you should be aware of before applying for a Schengen visa.

From 01 August 2017

The Embassy of Denmark in Nepal no longer receive visa applications for Schengen travellers going to Denmark, Estonia and Sweden.

Visa issuance for the above mentioned countries will be handled by The Swedish Embassy in New Delhi from the 1 August 2017. 
For more information on application procedures, please visit:

Schengen travellers for Norway and Iceland will still be received and handed out in Kathmandu at the Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global in Kathmandu until 31 August 2017.


Airport transit visa

As a general rule, Nepali nationals must obtain a visa before travelling in transit through a Danish airport regardless of whether changing of aircraft is required or not.

Nepali nationals holding a residence permit in an EU, EEA country, USA or Canada are however exempt from airport transit visas, if they hold a re-entry permit to the country of residence valid for at least 3 months after expiry of the airport transit. 

Please note

Holders of a Schengen visa are still subject to immigration control and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen countries, even though they may hold a valid visa for these countries.

A normal Schengen visa is not valid for the Faroe Islands and Greenland. If you are travelling to these destinations, you will need to have a Schengen visa issued by a Danish mission with the wording in the comments section on the visa: "Valid for the Faroe Islands" or "Valid for Greenland".

The following applies to each applicant 

 - We recommend you to apply through VFS Global.
 - Cover note to the Danish Embassy stating a reason to travel by the applicant.
 - You must be staying legally in Nepal at the time of application.
 - Written parental consent by both parents is required for minors.
 - All documents must not be older than 1 month.
If you already hold a valid Schengen visa (if you have not used up all entries or days on the visa) and you wish to apply for a new visa, you must first have the valid visa cancelled by the issuing country's embassy unless the new visa dates will not overlap the existing visa.

Following are the list of requirements

1. One completed online application form

It must be signed by the applicant. For more information on online application, kindly vist the visa self service section of this website or

2. One recent passport photograph

The photograph must be in colour on a light background, taken face on and close up, size 3.5 x 4.5 cm. (size of head 30-36 mm from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head). You must be facing the camera directly.

3. Passport or travel document and citizenship card

- The document must have at least 2 blank pages for the visa sticker. 
- A passport must be valid for at least 3 months after your visit to Denmark.
- A travel document must be valid for at least 6 months after your visit to Denmark.
- Original birth certificate for children under 18. The birth certificate must state information about both parents. 
- Photocopy of citizenship card (translated in English and attested by the authority) and original needs to be shown at the time of submission.

4. Evidence of occupation/student status

Documents must not be older than 1 month.

- Employment: Original signed letter from employer or recent payslip.
- Self-employment: Original signed letter from a solicitor, accountant or companies house confirming self-employment status.
- Unemployment: Status from the ward office confirming the family detail.
- Student: Original, signed student letter from school, college or university confirming course details.

5. Proof of purpose of visit

Documents must not be older than 1 month.

Visit to family or friends: Original signed letter of invitation preferably in English stating duration of stay together with a copy of the passport (with signature page) and residence permit of the person, who is inviting you. Also include host person’s health insurance card (Sygesikringsbevis). If the applicant is invited by his/her spouse or family member; documentation of family relationship (e.g. marriage certificate or relationship verification certificate) shall be enclosed.

Please note:

The Embassy recoginzes marriage certificates registered only with Chief District Office (CDO). If you are registered only with VDC, we kindly request you to register with CDO office.

If you are applying for multiple entries the invitation must confirm that multiple visits are expected.
E-mails are NOT accepted.


Original signed letter or fax from foreign business partner. The letter must explain the nature and duration of stay and number of entries required. If the foreign business partner is covering all expenses connected with your visit including accommodation, it must be stated in the letter/fax. Otherwise, a hotel booking must be produced. Conferences: Confirmation that you have been accepted for the conference and paid the registration fee.


Confirmed hotel reservation for all planned stays in the Schengen area/confirmation of organized tour. If you are planning several visits to other Schengen countries, hotel bookings must be produced for ALL visits. Please note that Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden MUST be the main destination (the country where you will be spending the most number of days).

Invitation forms

For Norway: If the host person in Norway is guaranteeing the applicant, a guarantee form must be submitted. Please download the guarantee form HERE.

6. Travel insurance

Proof of travel insurance MUST be attached with the application. 
Insurance Certificate: The insurance must cover emergency medical expenses, hospitalization and repatriation (minimum EU 30,000). Evidence of this cover is required, i.e. the relevant paragraphs from the full insurance policy document (not Key Facts or Summary).
Private visits: Travel insurance is required even if your reference in Denmark has stated that he/she will cover this. A single or annual multi-trip insurance will be accepted if you are applying for multiple entries.
Business visits: If your employer or foreign business partner is covering travel insurance or you are a member of a company travel insurance scheme, your employer’s letter or invitation must confirm this. Otherwise a private travel insurance must be produced.

7. Evidence of sufficient funds for the visit

NPR 7,000.00 per person per day if you are staying in a hotel.
NPR 4,500.00 per person per day if you are staying in a hostel or similar.
NPR 2,500.00 per person per day if you are staying with family or friends (even when your host has confirmed that he/she will be covering your expenses) plus funds for a return ticket to your country of residence.

Original RECENT Bank Statement - showing the month leading up to the date of application. If recent Bank Statement is not available online printouts or mini statement together with original Bank Statement showing name and account number will be accepted.
If your account is overdrawn you must bring proof of an overdraft facility,
or a Recent Credit Card Statement showing credit limit or a Traveller’s Cheques

Business visits: If your employer or foreign business partner is covering your expenses your employer’s letter or invitation must confirm this. Otherwise a private bank statement must be produced.

8. Fligth itinirary booking 

Additional documents, requirements and information may be requested by the Embassy depending on the individual cases.