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ETIAS Denmark permit for U.S. citizens

The United States will be one of the countries whose citizens must present an approved ETIAS permit when travelling to Denmark. It will be possible to apply for and obtain the ETIAS permit online, by filling out the ETIAS application form online and receiving your visa via e-mail when the application is approved. The ETIAS permit will allow U.S. citizens to enter Denmark for work, tourism, transit, or medical reasons, as long as the duration of the trip is no more than 90 days, and it will be valid for multiple entries made via air, sea, or land. Besides, minors and people over 70 years of age will be able to apply for ETIAS free of charge.

What is ETIAS Denmark visa for U.S. citizens

ETIAS visa will come into force in November 2023, as part of a European Commission program aimed at strengthening European borders and keeping a digital track on all people entering the European Schengen Area. This program was already approved in 2016, after the terrorist attacks that affected some European countries. In the last years, data sharing between countries in the European Union was expanded and implemented, allowing for the creation of the ETIAS visa system, that connects the applications for ETIAS visa with already existing databases.

How does ETIAS Denmark work for Americans

From November 2023 U.S. citizens must present an ETIAS visa before embarking on a trip to Denmark. However, if the trip has other purposes than those provided for ETIAS, or a duration longer than 90 days, they will have to obtain a Schengen visa, at the embassy or consulate of Denmark, respecting the requirements and timing for the visa they are applying for. Once issued, the ETIAS visa will be valid for 3 years, and it will allow multiple entries in Denmark and other Member countries of the Schengen Area, as long as each trip is shorter than 90 days. In order to get your approved ETIAS in time for your trip, it is recommended to apply for ETIAS at least 4 days before the departure date. If ETIAS is denied, you can still apply for a full visitor Schengen visa at the embassy or consulate of Denmark or present an appeal to the country that denied ETIAS visa.

ETIAS destinations for Americans

Starting from November 2023 ETIAS visa will come into force for Americans in order to travel to the following countries:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

At the time being, American citizens are not required to have ETIAS to enter Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, and Romania, since these are not Schengen countries yet. However, this may change in the future, so please keep updated with the requirements.

ETIAS requirements for Americans and how to apply

In order to apply for the ETIAS permit, you will need to be a U.S. citizen and hold a valid electronic passport issued by the United States of America. If you are not entitled to an American passport, you will require a full visitor Schengen permit.

ETIAS permit application can be completed online, entering all required information by following the required steps, and making sure all the data is entered correctly. Once the application form is completed, you will also be required to pay a fee of 7 euros, applicable to all citizens aged between 18 and 70 years, using a credit or debit card. Normally, most ETIAS permits are issued within few minutes, or at most in a few hours, and the approved ETIAS will be sent via e-mail as a PDF file. 

In addition, it will not be necessary to print the visa, because all the information will already be in the European Schengen authorities’ databases, and this information will be linked to the passport data provided during the application. Anyway, in order to avoid delays, it is recommended to apply for ETIAS permit at least 4 days prior to the departure, to make sure that the ETIAS is approved and to have the time to provide any additional documents should they be required. In the rare instance where an ETIAS permit is denied, you can apply for a Schengen visa at the embassy or consulate of Denmark. To avoid mistakes that could lead to delays in the permit approval, it is highly recommended to read and check carefully all the requirements for the ETIAS visa.

How much does ETIAS cost for American citizens

At the end of the application process, all Americans between 18 and 70 years old have to pay a 7 euros fee, using a credit or debit card. Citizens under 18 and over 70 years of age can apply for ETIAS permit free of charge.

About Denmark

Denmark, officially known as The Kingdom of Denmark, is a Scandinavian country located on the Jutland Peninsula and an archipelago of more than 400 islands to the east of the peninsula.
Denmark has retained two dependencies; they are the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
The country shares maritime borders with Norway, Poland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. It shares a land border with Germany.

Denmark covers an area of 43,098 sq. kms, with a population of 5.6 million people.
The primary language is Danish and some German, English is the major second language. Greenlandic is spoken in Greenland and Faroese is spoken on the Faroe Islands.
The major religion is Christianity. Having opted out of using the euro, Denmark’s currency is the Danish krone (DKK)

Danes enjoy a high standard of living with Denmark classed as the fifth most developed in the world. With one of the world’s highest per capita income and one of the world’s highest personal income tax rates, the country also ranks as having the world’s highest social mobility.

Denmark boasts a highly ranked education system, healthcare service, democratic governance, prosperity and protection of civil liberties.
Denmark also dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year; for the past seven years, it has ranked amongst the top three happiest countries in the world of 155 countries surveyed.

Denmark at a glance

Capital: Copenhagen

Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour

Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, German

Area: 43,094 KM2

Currency: Krone (DKK)

Population: 5,484,000

Calling Code: +45

Travel in Denmark

Fairgrounds abound in Denmark. North of Copenhagen, situated in the woodlands of Jægersborg you will find the world’s oldest amusement park, Bakken.
Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second oldest amusement park is situated in Copenhagen; just a few minutes walk from City Hall.
Djurs Sommerland and Faarup Sommerland Amusement Park are two of Denmark’s most popular tourist attractions. Lalandia in Billund is Scandinavia’s largest tropical holiday and activity center. Also in Billund is Legoland, a theme park celebrating the famous Danish toy.

Danish cuisine traditionally consists mainly of fish, meat and potatoes. Considered a national specialty are the open sandwiches on rye bread called smørrebrød.
Denmark is planning on a large investment in their gastronomical sector in a bid to strengthen the country’s fine dining industry, with a number of restaurants already holding Michelin stars.

Sporting activities are popular in Denmark, most notably football, gymnastics, golf, and handball.
Cycling is popular in Denmark, not just as a sporting activity but also as a highly popular mode of transport. The country is famous for their wide network of cycling paths.

The terrain of Denmark is mildly undulating, making it a landscape of small hills and valleys, lakes and small forests. The almost 7,500 km of coastline allows for a large number of beaches, both sand and pebble.

The US and Denmark

Denmark is a close ally of the USA and relations between the two countries are excellent; they are known to consult closely on European political and security matters. Denmark is an active coalition partner in the War on Terrorism.

Denmark is the only country which is an EU member, a NATO member and also an Arctic nation. As a result of this, the US and Denmark work together closely on some of the most important and groundbreaking issues of our time.

The U.S. and Denmark both belong to the following organizations

  • The UN
  • NATO
  • The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • International Monetary Fund
  • World Bank
  • World Trade Organization
  • The Arctic Council

America is Denmark’s largest trade partner outside of Europe, and over 400 U.S. companies have their subsidiaries based in Denmark.
The flying time to Denmark from the U.S. is about eight and a half hours, but once there, other European cities are within easy reach

Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city, is less than two hours flying time from London. Berlin, in Germany and Paris, France are also under two hours flying time. Rome in Italy is two and a half hours flying time.

Travel to all countries within the Schengen zone is within a short journey. Once the ETIAS system comes into effect, all Schengen countries will operate their borders under the same rules making travel safer for all visitors to the area.

FAQ about ETIAS Denmark visa

List of US diplomatic offices in Denmark

The Embassy of USA in Copenhagen, Denmark

Address: Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24 2100 København Ø
Phone: (+45) 33 41 71 00
Fax: (+45) 35 43 02 23
Facts: Carla Sands – Ambassador

The Embassy of Denmark in Washington, USA

Address: 3200 Whitehaven St. NW Washington, DC 20008
Phone: +1 (202) 234-4300
Fax: +1 (202) 328-1470
Facts: Lars Gert Lose – Ambassador

Consulate of Denmark in Dallas, USA

Address: 3819 Maple Avenue Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: +1 (214) 661 8399
Fax: +1 (214) 661 7036

Consulate of Denmark in Los Angeles, USA

Address: 5849 Uplander Way Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: (310) 645-0540
Fax: (310) 645-0560

Consulate of Denmark in Miami, USA

Address: 213 East Sheridan Street, Suite 3 Dania Beach, FL 33004 USA
Phone: +1-954-967-8800

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