How to Get Greenland Tourist Visit Visa from London

Greenland is a magnificent state that is located between the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean and is an artic adventurers heaven. The country gives its tourists a wonderful opportunity to visit some amazing sights, enjoy the local hospitality and learn about the history of this country. The major attractions of Greenland include the Disko Island, Greenland Nationals Park which is home to polar bears, foxes, sea-lion and must-oxen, Nuuk and Sisimiut. In order to enter the country, travelers will require a visa through the Danish embassy because even though Greenland is an independent country, it comes within the Kingdom of Denmark. Therefore, visitors need to acquire a Schengen visa with special permissions from the Danish Embassy in London to visit Greenland. See the steps below in order to know the procedure of obtaining this particular visa.


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    Greenland tourist visa is not required by for the nationals of Great Britain for a stay up to 90 days. So before getting to Greenland UK nationals must possess following documents:

    A passport with at least 90 days validity following their exit date from Greenland. However, it is better to travel with six months valid passport at all times.

    Tourists passport must have no less than two free or three blank pages, so it can be used for visa stamp or sticker.

    Thirdly confirm from your airline if any transit visa is required for connecting flights overseas on the way to Greenland.


    To see the list of countries which need a visa to enter into Denmark click here.

    A normal Schengen visa is not valid for the Faroe Islands or Greenland. So if the applicant have an intention to travel to these destinations then, he or she will require to have a Schengen visa issued by a Danish mission with the phrasing in the comments section on the visa: "Valid for the Faroe Islands" or "Valid for Greenland".

    a)      Such applicants need to fulfil following requirements to acquire the Schengen visa.

    b)      A completed and signed visa application form.

    c)       Mention total number of days of your stay and the period of validity (first date of entry to the last day of your final visit) requested if you are applying for 2 or more entries.

    d)      A national passport with two free pages for visa stamp or sticker (with at least 3 months validity) or other valid travel identification.

    e)      One fresh passport pictures (photos must be 35 mm x 45 mm and applicant should be facing the camera directly).

    f)       Permit of residence in UK.

    g)      Provide evidence of occupation or student status.

    h)      Provide hotel reservation in case you are not staying at a private place.

    i)        Proof of sufficient funds (last 3 months bank statement).

    j)        £60.00 per person per day if staying in a hotel.

    k)      £40.00 per person per day if staying in a hostel or parallel.

    l)        £20.00 per person per day if staying with family or friends (even when your host has confirmed that he or she will bear all your expenses). In addition to that funds for a return ticket to the country of your residence.

    Note: Consulate can ask for additional documents in some cases.

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    Visa Application Form

    The Schengen visa form of Denmark can be downloaded from here. For more details on visa application form contact Embassy of Denmark in London

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    Cost of Schengen Visa

    The visa fee must be paid at the time of submission of a visa application and it is non-refundable.

    Children under 6 years of age will be charges (up to age 6 minus one day) £ 0.00.

    Children from 6 t 12 years of age (up to age 12 minus one day) will be charged £29.00.

    All other children and adults have to pay £50.00 as visa fee.

    Whereas, nationals of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine have to pay £29.00.

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    Mode of Payment

    The mode of payment can be learnt from the Embassy of Denmark in London.

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    Check List

    All applicants must check the following in order to avoid any chance of visa rejection.

    a)      Re-confirm that all the aforementioned documents in Step 1 meet the criteria of the Danish Embassy in London.

    b)      Double check the picture requirements.

    c)       Re-check the validity period of your passport.

    d)      Make sure visa form must be fully completed and signed.

    e)      Travel insurance is a must if you want to obtain this type of visa. So do include it in your check list.

    f)       Don’t forget to take a reputed guide book.

    g)      Also check what types of currencies are accepted widely in Greenland.

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    Determine from the Danish Embassy in London about the submitting process of visa form and supporting documents.

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    Processing Time

    Visa application form may take up to 15 days to process in normal cases (calculated from the date when the application is received at the Embassy). Some applications may require further processing, which could take from 30 to 60 days. Processing charges will also be collected from the applicants.

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    Collect Visa

    To find out about the collection of visa or passport get in touch with the Danish Embassy in London.

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    Things Tourists are Allowed to Carry with Them

    Tourists are allowed to carry their various things such as personal belongings in their suitcases but they should cross the limit of weight mentioned by the airline or customs department.

    Aside from that travellers can also take their cameras, mp3 players or ipods.

    In case tourist is on any sort of medication, he or she can bring along their medicines.

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