You must normally meet the following basic conditions in order to be granted a visa:
- Your national passport must be valid for three months past the visa expiration date. If you do not hold a national passport, you must hold a return permit to the country which issued your travel documents. The return permit must be valid for six months past the visa expiration date.
- You must have the necessary funds to pay for your stay and return trip. What will be considered as necessary funds will be determined by the Danish diplomatic mission and depends on the length of your stay, and whether you will stay at a hotel or with friends or family.
- Normally, you must hold a travel insurance policy to cover possible expenses in connection with a return for health reasons, indispensable medical treatment or acute hospitalization during your stay. The insurance policy must cover all Schengen countries, and the minimum policy coverage is €30,000. The insurance policy must be valid for the same period as the visa. The validity of the visa may be shortened if the insurance policy does not cover the entire period.
- You must not be registered as an undesirable in the Schengen Information System (SIS).
- You must not be listed on the Danish entry ban list. In other words, you cannot be granted a visa if you have previously been deported from Denmark and given an entry ban.
These conditions apply at the time your visa is issued, as well as when you enter and reside in any Schengen country. It is therefore important that you are able to document at all times that you have the necessary funds to pay for your stay and return trip, and that you hold a valid travel insurance policy. If you do not meet these conditions, your visa can be confiscated and revoked, in which case you will be required to leave the Schengen region immediately.